American mezzo-soprano, Kaitlyn Costello is quickly making herself known to the opera world, and was recently recognized by OPERA NEWS as being “a promising young singer.”
Ms. Costello is more than just “a solid mezzo” (HUFFINGTON POST). With over seventeen years of dance training and stage experience, she is noted as being a quite versatile performer. This mezzo made her professional debut summer of 2012, as the Ado Annie in Central City Opera’s production of OKLAHOMA. Ms. Costello was marked as “a revelation in her professional debut” (DENVER DAILY CAMERA). In a recent production of LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, Ms. Costello’s Cherubino “…stole the show…with exciting singing and delightful comic abilities” (WICHITA EAGLE). As Anita in WEST SIDE STORY, Ms. Costello’s “…mezzo-soprano vocals are superb, but her dancing is off the charts terrific…This is what it’s like to own a role” (BROADWAY WORLD). Ms. Costello’s ability to both sing and dance makes her a well-rounded performer.
Additional performance credits include LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN (Nicklausse), LE NOZZE DI FIGARO (Cherubino), COSI FAN TUTTE (Dorabella), DON GIOVANNI (Zerlina), CARMEN (Mércèdes), CARMEN (Carmen), FALSTAFF (Meg Page), THE DIALOGUES OF THR CARMELITES (Mother Marie), GIANNI SCHICCHI (La Ciesca), ORPHEUS IN THE UNDERWORLD (Venus), THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES (Susanna), ALBERT HERRING (Nancy), OKLAHOMA! (Ado Annie), SOUTH PACIFIC (Nellie Forbush), CANDIDE (Old Lady), RINALDO (Il Mago), MADAMA BUTTERFLY (Kate Pinkerton) and LA TRAVIATA (Flora).
This years highlights include, Ms. Costello’s role debuts as Zerlina in DON GIOVANNI, Berta in THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, as well as the leading lady, Rosina in THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, and Anita in WEST SIDE STORY, Kellie in the short film PRISM OF THE MIND. Ms. Costello was also recently honored with the nomination for “Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical” by Theatre Tampa Bay for her portrayal of Anita in WEST SIDE STORY. In 2015, Ms. Costello is looking forward to working Syracuse Opera as Petra in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, and Wichita Grand Opera as the title role in THE GRAND DUCHESS. For addition schedule information, feel free to visit www.KailtynCostello.com.