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Kate Sawyer

Gretchen Windt, mezzo soprano, channels her strong presence and engaging personality into performances in genres ranging from opera and operetta to symphonic repertoire, art song recitals, and musical theater. She is delighted to be performing with Opera Huntsville for the first time; she has also performed with companies including Sarasota Opera, Utah Opera, Ohio Light Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Opera Southwest, Chesapeake Chamber Opera, Opera Idaho, OperaModa, Bowen Park Opera, and DuPage Opera Theatre. She has performed roles including Hansel (Hansel and Gretel), Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro), Prince Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus), Dorabella (Cosi fan tutte), Meg Page (Falstaff), Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia), and the title roles in Massenet’s Cendrillon and Offenbach’s La Perichole. Recent engagements include Mozart’s Requiem (Alto Soloist) with the Shoals Symphony Orchestra and Boulanger’s Faust et Hélène (Hélène) with the New York Repertory Orchestra. She has degrees from the University of Utah, the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music, and North Park University. She is Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Vocal Area at the University of North Alabama; when she isn’t performing or teaching, she gets to immerse herself in Southern dialect and cuisine. For more information:

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