A mother’s love for her children is everything and forever. Mezzo-soprano, Cheri Rose Katz, (Deutsche Oper Berlin, Baden Baden Festival, Teatro Reggio Emilia, Berliner Philharmoniker) takes us on a journey of her family’s rich history of Jewish tradition through this remarkable collection, lovingly called “Momeleh.” The music encompasses a Jewish section featuring both classics and lesser-known treasures. Some beautiful lullabies in different languages complete the theme of a mother’s love for her children. Katz has also contributed some heartfelt original pieces. While the inspiration for this project was first and foremost the birth of Katz’s, daughter, the album is dedicated to her mother, Margaret Erle Katz, referred to by many as the ‘American Philomena’. Margaret’s life story is documented in the book American Baby by Gabrielle Glaser. Katz comes from a line of Holocaust survivors, and it was important to her to honor them and the Jewish community. Ira Siff (acclaimed performer, master teacher, Commentator: Metropolitan Opera) is the artistic advisor of the album. Siff was instrumental in putting this treasure of a project together. Scholar, author, Alan Mallach, is the pianist. Gifted violinist, Evelyn Estava, completes the trio offering this musical soundtrack that takes us on a journey of a mother’s love and the healing power of music.  


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Book: American Baby

Margaret Erle Katz
" The American Philomena"

Margaret Erle Katz (born In 1944) is an American and German citizen. Her courageous life story and desperate search for her son, Stephen, who she was forced to relinquish during the post war adoption era, was documented in the outstanding book American Baby by Gabrielle Glaser. Margaret Katz is now an advocate and spokesperson for adoption rights. She has created Margaret’s Mitzvah Mission to help raise awareness about adoption laws. Her husband, George, the love of her life, passed away in 2000. Her son Stephen who she was finally reunited with in 2014, after a life long search, passed away, just months after their reunion. Margaret tried desperately to warn her son of medical history. The adoption agency, never gave him any of the information. It is her greatest mission now to help open the closed record system, that still exists in so many states today. She is a mother of four, grandmother to six and has now been called by many, ” The American Philomena”.

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Opera Experience

Momeleh Recording Artist/ Tour WELTFARBEN MUSIK , 2022 -2024
Rossini-Petite Messe Solennelle alto soloist United Kingdom-Aylesbury Choral Society, 2022
Carmen and Samson and Delilah soloist Somerset Symphony Orchestra, 2021
Norma Adalgisa Opera Classica Europa
Verdi Requiem Mezzo Soprano Soloist London
Nabucco Fenena Opera Classica Europa,
Mahler, Das Lied von der Erde Alto soloist Miami, FL, Thomas Sleeper, Conductor,
Der “Ring in 100 Minuten Erda,Fricka,Flosshilde Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
La Forza Del Destino Preziosilla Opera Classica Europa
Der Ring in 100 Minuten,Broadcast on Deutschland Radio Kultur Erda,Fricka,Flosshilde RSB, Berlin
Der “Ring” in 100 Minuten Erda/Flosshilde/Fricka Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin,
Verdi Requiem Mezzo Soprano Soloist Kingfisher Sinfonietta
World Premiere, Bellardo-Missa De Profunctis Requiem Mezzo Soloist Newtown Chamber Orchestra
Alexander Nevsky Mezzo Soloist Mobile Symphony Orchestra,Scott Speck,
Das Rheingold, Siegfried,Götterdämmerung Erda, Waltraute Theatre of Saint-Quentin-in-Yvelines,Porto, Teatro Reggio Emilia
Die Walkure Soloist Riverside Symphony, NYC
Carmen, Dalila,Azucena mezzo soloist Concerto Arts in Germany and Italy
LA COUPE ET LES LEVRES- World Premiere Mona A Transformation of Puccini’s Edgar, by Anton Coppola
Elecktra Klytemenestra Festival Iberoamericano
Faust Marthe Opera Tampa
Call for Christine Celebrity Judge Phoenix Symphony
Alexander Nevsky, Cantata for mezzo-soprano, chorus and orchestra, Op 78 mezzo soloist Orquesta Sinfónica de Puerto Rico
Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle Alto Solist Coro lirico
Messiah Alto soloist Manger Square, Bethlehem, Israel
Carmen, Samson et Dalila, La Favorita Mezzo Soloist St.George’s Cathedral, Jerusalem
Messiah Alto soloist St. Timothy United Methodist Church, Mandeville, Louisiana
Rigoletto Maddalena Opera Greensboro
Aida Amneris Opera Internationale
Rigoletto,Carmen,Cavalleria Rusticana,(concert) Maddalena,Carmen,Santuzza Musica(Kassel,Germany)
Un Ballo In Maschera Ulrica(cover) Deutsche Oper Berlin
Aida Amneris(cover) Deutsche Oper Berlin
Manon Lescaut Musico Deutsche Oper Berlin
Il Trittico(premiere) Frugola,Ciesca Deutsche Oper Berlin
Faust Marthe Deutsche Oper Berlin
La Traviata Annina Deutsche Oper Berlin
Andrea Chenier La Contessa Deutsche Oper Berlin
La Forza del Destino Curra/Preziosilla(Cover) Deutsche Oper Berlin
Die Zauberflöte Dritte Dame Deutsche Oper Berlin
Aida Amneris Opera Internationale
I Puritani Enrichetta Deutsche Oper Berlin
Lulu Kunstgewerblerin Deutsche Oper Berlin
Die Walküre Rossweiße Deutsche Oper Berlin
Das Rheingold Floßhilde, Erda(Cover) Deutsche Oper Berlin
Die Frau Ohne Schatten Stimme Von Oben Deutsche Oper Berlin
Salome Page Deutsche Oper Berlin
Die Zauberflöte Dritte Dame Deutsche Oper Berlin
La Traviata Annina Deutsche Oper Berlin
Il Trovatore Azucena (cover) Deutsche Oper Berlin
Die Götterdämmerung Floßhilde Deutsche Oper Berlin
La Traviata Flora Opera of the Hamptons
Cavalleria Rusticana Lola Opera of the Hamptons
Zanetto Zanetto New Jersey Association of Verismo
Rigoletto Maddalena New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera
Cavalleria Rusticana Santuzza Opera International
A Hand of Bridge Sally Sarasota Opera

Concert Work

recitals and concerts 20017-2023 soloist New Jersey and New York, 2017
Afternoon of Opera Favorites Soloist, Carmen,Dalila, Eboli,Lady Macbeth,Azucena Recital at Temple Beth Shalom
Opera Favorites Soloist, Carmen,Dalila, Eboli,Lady Macbeth,Azucena Berlin, Germany,Concert
Il Tabarro Giorgetta Brooklyn Performing Arts Center
Messiah Alto Soloist Miami
Messiah Alto Soloist The Presbyterian Church
Songs from Anton Rubenstein Mezzo soloist Jewish Heritage Museum
Strauss lieder Mezzo soloist Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra
Ernani(Philharmonic) Giovanna Deutsche Oper Berlin
Die Walküre Rossweiße Festspielhaus Baden-Baden
The Unknown Mascagni soloist Roosevelt Arts Project
Weihnachts-Oratorium Alto The German School of NY & D.C
Carmen,Cavalleria Rusticana Carmen, Santuzza Opera International w/Antonietta Stella,Italy
Gala Concert for Licia Albanese soloist Opera International/RichardsonAuditorium
Beethoven Mass in C Major Alto Soloist University of Miami


Young Artists Programs


Salzburg, Austria, University of Miami, 1998
BM, University of Miami, ’92-’95, Berklee College of Music and SNHU( Music Business- MBA, 2023. VOICE-Ira Siff ,CONDUCTORS- Renato Palumbo, Ulf Schirmer, Christian Thielemann, Jun Märkl, Fredric Chaslin. .DIRECTORS- Jasmin Solfaghari, James Marvel, Frank Gentilesca, Stephanie Sundine.

Opera Repertoire

I Puritani Enrichetta Bellini
Norma Adalgisa Bellini
Lulu Kunstgewerblerin Berg
Carmen Carmen Bizet
Adriana LeCouvreur Principessa Cilea
La Favorita Leonora Donizetti
Cavalleria Rusticana Santuzza/Lola Mascagni
Zanetto Zanetto Mascagni
Die Zauberflöte Dritte Dame Mozart
La Gioconda Laura/La Cieca Ponchielli
Il Trittico Frugola, Ciesca Puccini
Il Trittico Giorgetta,Zita, Principessa Puccini
Samson et Dalila Dalila Saint-Saens
Die Frau Ohne Schatten Stimme von Oben Strauss
Elektra Klytämnestra, first maid Strauss
Salome Page,Herodias Strauss
Pique Dame Pauline Tchaikovsky
Aida Amneris Verdi
Don Carlo Eboli Verdi
Il Trovatore Azucena Verdi
La Forza del Destino Preziosilla Verdi
La Traviata Annina/Flora Verdi
Nabucco Fenena Verdi
Rigoletto Maddalena Verdi
Un Ballo in Maschera Ulrica Verdi
Das Rheingold Floßhilde/Erda, *Fricka Wagner
Der Fliegende Holländer Mary Wagner
Die Götterdämmerung Floßhilde, Waltraute, Norn 1 or 2 Wagner
Die Walküre Rossweiße,Schwertleite,Grimgerde,Fricka Wagner
Lohengrin Ortrud Wagner
Parsifal Kundry Wagner
Siegfried Erda Wagner
Tannhäuser Venus Wagner
Tristan und Isolde Brangäne Wagner

New Release


December 16th