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Congratulations to ESM studio members and alumna:

Megan Brilleslyper

 - Aspen Music Festival

Ella Torres

 - Chicago Summer Opera / Steamboat Springs Opera

Samantha Sosa -

 - Marriage of Figaro / Vienna Opera Studio

Ori Marcu

 - Marriage of Figaro / Texas Tech Summer Opera

 - Amherst New Music Opera Showcase

Faith Dowley

Izabella Gozzo

Liz Jackson

Jack Merson

 - Opera Viva, Verona

Darby Schmidt

Emma Unkrich

 - AIMS, Graz

Lauren Case

Izabella Gozzo

 - Rochester Summer Opera

P E R F O R M A N C E S / T E A C H I N G​

Summer

2022

Opera Viva - Verona, Italy

International Congress of Voice Teachers - Vienna, Austria

P R E S S

“Her taste is flawless, her repertory limitless.”
Ned Rorem

“. . . a superb mezzo with a luxurious voice and gripping dramatic instincts! ”

​The New York Times

“Katherine Ciesinski, the Geshwitz, was a sensitive interpreter, catching more of the troubled quality of the Countess that most mezzos who have sung the role.”

​- Harold C. Schonberg, The New York Times

"The supporting cast is strong, though Nathan Berg (the Doctor) and Katherine Ciesinski (luxury casting in the tiny role of Margret) stand out as vividly drawn, uncaricatured vocal actors."
Peter Quantrill, Gramophone

". . . mezzo-soprano Katherine Ciesinski ​brings the often-negligible Margret to life with vocalism of inviolable concentration that makes her a fitting partner for the opera’s equivocal heroine . . . Ciesinski articulates ‘In’s Schwabenland, da mag ich nit​’ with apposite simplicity, an exemplary example of the benefit of the work of a major artist in a minor role."
Joseph Newsome, Voix des Arts