BIO:

Mezzo Soprano Katie Weber is a dynamic and moving performer, with a commitment to text, musicality, and communication through music. "Weber possesses a formidable instrument, with a highly melodious but penetrating timbre.”(Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)

 

Katie's work includes both opera and musical theater. She made her Off-Broadway Debut in Sweetee A New Musical directed by Emmy Award Winner Pat Birch at the Signature Theater at Pershing Square Theater Complex. Other NYC Off-Off Broadway productions include Icons/Idols at Opera America and the New Ohio Theater(dir. Colette Roberts), Outside of Eden at the New Ohio Theater(dir. Colette Roberts) and Henry Box Brown and The Dizzy Gillespie Theater(dir Mehr Mansuri).

 

Ms. Weber loves to perform in new works, and has recorded and premiered operas and musicals including; Charles Lupia’s Homebound with CNY’s Society for New music, Natalie Elizabeth Weiss’ Borderland,  Faye Chiao’s Island of the Moon Kerrigan and Lowdermilk's Republic,  Faye Chiao’s Fountain of You, Stephanie Sandberg's Mezzo, Helen Banner/Grace Oberhofer's Prinkipo and The Eunics, Brad Ross' Michael Strogoff,  Grace Oberhofer's A Doll's House: A New Opera at The Tank Theater as Dr. Rank, and Brad Ross’ Tales of Custard the Dragon with Rochester Lyric Opera.

 

She has performed in Handel’s Messiah as the Alto Soloist with Syracuse’s Symphora, Performed Leonard Bernstein’s Mass with Tucson’s True Concord, and with Icon/Idols at New York City’s 54 Below. Her work with Eastman’s Bach Cantata series singing BWV 36 & 72 brought her her first international performance in Toronto, Canada.

 

Katie premiered in a short film for The Plaiedes Project inaugural production as Dorabella in scenes from Cosi fan tutte directed by Dara Melina. She was also featured on the recording of Cary Ratcliff’s Master work opera Eleni.

 

She received multiple awards, including the Lotte Kenya Young Artist Encouragement Award, the Civic Morning Musicals Ernst Bacon Award, the Eastman Ornest Award, and received 3rd place in the Eastman Jessie Kneisel Lieder Competition.

 

Born and raised in Syracuse NY, Katie received a double bachelors from the Eastman School of Music in Voice Performance and Music Education, and is pursuing a masters in Vocal Pedagogy at SU’s Setnor School of Music.

REVIEWS:

 

"Kay Weber as Irene specifically, drew you in with their deep love, desperation, and honesty as Irene must navigate the impossible."

-Max Berry Onstage Blog

https://www.onstageblog.com/reviews/2021/5/19/review-iconsidols-in-the-purple-room-at-the-new-ohio-theatre

".... it was Katherine Weber's interpretation of Mother Marie that was most compelling. Weber possesses a formidable instrument, with a highly melodious but penetrating timbre. Distinctive and disarming, her voice reinforced the steadfast yet decidedly enigmatic nature of Mother Marie, who insists that the sisters take the vow of martyrdom."

-Daniel J. Kushner  Rochester City Newspaper

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2014/04/05/dialogues-carmelites-review/7346825/

 

"But it is Katherine Weber as Betty Rizzo that authentically landed in the period and the style. Her sarcastic delivery and mock bravado made the audience eager for her “tear your heart out” interpretation of the torchy “There Are Worse Things I Could Do.”"

- David Lowenstein Syracuse.com  http://blog.syracuse.co/entertainment/2012/07/the_talent_company_revives_gre.html

 

"The always bad girl, Betty Rizzo (Katherine Weber) ranks as a kind of second lead, not quite a bully but setting a note of snarling intimidation. Forster and Weber lead the character over the longest arc of anyone in the show. " 

- James MacKillop Syracuse New Times  http://npaper-wehaa.com/syracusenewtimes#2012/08/01/?article=1640453