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“The evening’s other debut was the work of mezzo-soprano and first year Ryan Opera Center member Kathleen Felty as the peasant girl Laura. Felty’s clarion tone and compelling acting in a small role enriched this production.”

Chicago Tribune

“I left the hall wanting to hear more of mezzo-soprano Kathleen Felty, whose voice was warm and rich, and gave more than the average Marthe.”

The Washington Post


“For another contrasting performance, I offer up mezzo-soprano Kathleen Felty who impressed in June as the Prince, a pants-role in WTO’s Semele; in Faust, she was a charming Marthe, a married friend of Marguerite’s who flirted with the devil.”

Opera Gene

“The role of Cinderella… was played and sung by the imposing and beautiful Kathleen Felty, whose gorgeous dark mezzo-soprano voice filled the Stevens Center and thrilled the large audience, especially with her closing aria, “Nacqui all’affanno… Non più mesta,” in which her mastery of the bel canto style was impressive.”

Cultural Voice North Carolina


“The American mezzo-soprano sang the role of Laura, a village girl, with charm and an easy stage presence. Her bold, honeyed mezzo seemed to float through the theater and complemented her colleagues beautifully.”


"As Laura, first-year Ryan Center member Kathleen Felty sang with an easy and attractive mezzo-soprano and exhibited a good stage sense that makes her one to watch."

New City Stage

“After a believable male role in last month’s Semele, mezzo-soprano Kathleen Felty showed remarkable range in the supporting role of Marthe, Marguerite’s nosy neighbor. Her comic interactions trying to seduce both Siébel and Méphistophélès were a highlight of the opera’s lighter side.”
Washington Classical Review

The young novice composer, a “pants role”, was impressively sung by Kathleen Felty. This character sings only in the Prologue, but the difficult and taxing part was handled with ease and charm by Ms. Felty. She has a powerful mezzo-soprano voice, rich and nuanced.”

Cultural Voice North Carolina

“Charlotte was magnificently sung by mezzo-soprano Kathleen Felty. Her voice was emotionally moving as she tried to stay true to her husband, yet secretly (or not so secretly) loved Werther.”

Cultural Voice North Carolina

"Kathleen Felty has an agile mezzo-soprano voice and is wonderful in the role of La Cenerentola/Cinderella. She soars in her final aria, 'Non piu mesta' — 'No longer sad,' and the chorus sings her praise.

Winston-Salem Journal

"Also contributing markedly to the strengths of this Norma was the performance of mezzo-soprano Kathleen Felty, who sang the rôle of Norma’s confidante Clotilde with firm, attractive tone"

Voix des Arts

"Mezzo-soprano Kathleen Felty was terrific in her portrayals of Hannah Kennedy in Maria Stuarda and Sarah in Roberto Devereux."

Chicago Theater Review


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