Kayleigh Decker recently made her debut as a Gerdine Young Artist with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, in the world premiere of Shalimar the Clown. Described on www.culturecleveland.com as a young singer “showing poise and promise”, she is working on a Master of Music degree at CCM., where she sang in the workshop of Opera Fusion’s Shalimar the Clown. In Cincinnati she has played not one, but two foxes: one in CCO’s production of The Little Prince, and another in the CCM production of The Cunning Little Vixen.

A recent winner in the CCM Opera Scholarship Competition and in the Cincinnati Metropolitan Opera Auditions, Kayleigh has been inducted into Pi Kappa Lambda, the National Music Honor Society, and was also selected as one of only four participants in the first Joyce Didonato Masterclass Series at Carnegie Hall. She was as well a participant in both the Houston Grand Opera Young Artists Vocal Academy and in Oberlin in Italy.

Her operatic repertoire includes the roles of Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro and Erika in Barber’s Vanessa. In concert she has sung Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem, and Duruflé Requiem. In her very limited spare time, Kayleigh loves to play her violin and bassoon.

Kayleigh will return as mezzo-soprano soloist after her impressive success in a concert of our immediate past season to sing in our upcoming Sins of Old Age opening concert on October 2 at 2 PM at Historic Peterloon. She will be performing arias, songs and ensembles by Verdi, Meyerbeer and Rossini.

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