Dramatic mezzo-soprano Cheri Rose Katz has distinguished herself for her “beauty of tone and stylish musicality”. Her outstanding talent captured the attention of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, which engaged her for two seasons in over one hundred performances of the great Verdi and Wagner roles. Her repertoire includes; Azucena, Amneris, Ulrica, Maddalena, Eboli, Preziosilla,Enrichetta, Frugola, Carmen, Delilah Waltraute, Fricka, Venus, Ortrud,Kundry,Rossweiße,Flosshilde, and Erda. Additional engagements include the world premiere of Anton Coppola’s La Coupe et les lèvres (for which the New York press hailed her as “the polished mezzo-soprano”); Giovanna in Ernani at the Berlin Philharmonie with Renato Palumbo; Rossweiße in Die Walküre at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden under Christian Thielemann; Amneris in Aida for Opera Internationale on tour throughout Europe; Maddalena in Rigoletto in South America; Handel’s Messiah in Israel, which was internationally televised in Manger Square in Bethlehem; excerpts from Carmen, Cavalleria Rusticana, and Don Carlo in Italy; Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky Cantata with the Sinfonica de Puerto Rico in San Juan, in which El Vocero wrote, “Cheri Rose Katz displayed a rich voice of dark, majestic timbre and deep sonority. The long musical phrases, constructed with great skill and excellent articulation, were very organic”. Ms.Katz can be heard on the Naxos Label on the International World Premiere recording of Lorenzo Palomo’s Dulcinea at the Konzerthaus Berlin; to which Ms. Katz received much acclaim.
Ms. Katz is an International prize-winner of various International competitions and a five-time recipient of grants from the Gerda Lissner Foundation and a winner of the prestigious Altamura/Caruso International Voice Competition. The mezzo is of Austrian, German, Czech, and Italian descent and holds both Austrian and American citizenship. Ms. Katz resides in Berlin, Germany, and New Jersey. Recent engagements include Erda in Das Rheingold and Siegfried and Waltraute in Götterdämmerung through Paris, Porto and performances at the beautiful Teatro Reggio Emilia in Italy. She collaborated with the conductor, Scott Speck, and the Mobile Symphony singing Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky Cantata. As well as the alto soloist in a World Premiere Requiem with the New Jersey Symphony and a Verdi Requiem in London. She premiered as Erda,Fricka, and Flosshilde in the world premiere of Der Ring in 100 Minuten with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, which was broadcast on Deutschlandradio Kultur and recorded on CD. More recent engagements include Preziosilla, in La Forza Del Destino in Germany and Mahler’s Das lied von der Erde in Miami, at Gusman Hall. Fenena in Nabucco in Frankfurt and Versailles. Verdi Requiems in London. Cheri Rose Katz was also featured earlier this year in March 2021 on The CBS Sunday Morning Show. She is pursuing her MBA in Music Business now at the prestigious Berklee College of Music. Ms. Katz is a very active recitalist, producer, and recording artist. Her Album, “Momeleh” released May 1, 2022, has gotten rave reviews worldwide!
Watch Cheri Rose Katz perform around the world!