Mary Kathryn Monday, mezzo-soprano, has been praised for her wide array of vocal colors and passion for characterization on the operatic stage. As a native of Knoxville, Tennessee, she grew up around dynamic storytelling which has led her to also perform musical theater and contemporary works. During the 2017-18 season, Ms. Monday gave a recital with Christopher Berg and Drew Watson entitled "L'amour et la mort" featuring Berlioz's Les nuits d'été and scenes as Didon from Les Troyens and as Carmen. She also took the stage as Charlotte (Werther) and Maddalena (Rigoletto) with Golden Rose Opera. Other highlights include La suora infermiera (Suor Angelica) with Chelsea Opera, Queen Gertrude (Hamlet) in "Ophelia Transformed" with Cantanti Project, and being featured in the chorus of LoftOpera’s Tosca. Mary Kathryn moved to Manhattan upon her graduation from Furman University with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance. She continues her vocal studies with Carol Yahr and holds a certificate in French from NYU.