Tours by Katherine Calcamuggio Donner:
- April 2019 – Wyoming with Lisa Lewis (piano)
- March 2018 – Pennsylvania with Nicholas Shaneyfelt (piano)
- September–October 2017 – Minnesota with Nicholas Shaneyfelt (piano)
- April 2017 – Montana with Nicholas Shaneyfelt (piano)
- October 2016 – Washington with Nicholas Shaneyfelt (piano)
- April 2016 – Oklahoma with Brian Locke (piano)
- January–February 2016 – Florida West with Nicholas Shaneyfelt (piano)
- May 2014 – Iowa with Brian Locke (piano)
- May 2014 – Wyoming with John Elam (piano)
- May 2013 – Ohio with John Elam (piano)
- March 2013 – New Mexico with John Elam (piano)
- February 2012 – Florida East & Central with David Shimoni (piano)
- November 2011 – Louisiana North with David Shimoni (piano)
- May 2011 – Minnesota with David Shimoni (piano)
Katherine Calcamuggio Donner, Mezzo-soprano
Katherine Calcamuggio is an award-winning mezzo-soprano whose talent distinguishes her as one of the most promising young vocalists on the opera scene today. In the past four seasons, Calcamuggio has been featured in important role and company debuts across the United States, eliciting kudos for her “soaring, rich voice” (The Miami Herald), her “polished musical and dramatic characterizations” (Kurt Weill Newsletter) and her “fine coloratura technique” (Philadelphia Inquirer).
During the 2011 and 2012 seasons, Ms. Calcamuggio debuted with Opera on the James as Gianetta in L’elisir d’amore, with the Freeport Symphony as the mezzo-soprano soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, with the Marion Symphony as the mezzo-soprano soloist in Mozart’s Requiem, returned to Toledo for Handel’s Messiah, debuted with the Metropolitan Chorale for Beethoven’s Mass in C and Choral Fantasia, as well as performed with two-time Grammy winning eighth blackbird to revisit Corigliano’s Mr. Tambourine Man at the University of Missouri Kansas City.
Auspicious operatic and symphonic debuts from recent seasons include roles as Hansel in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel; Siebel in Gounod’s Faust; Stephano in Roméo et Juliette (for which Calcamuggio was named “Artist of the Year” in 2009 with Syracuse Opera); Sesto in Handel’s Giulio Cesare and Un Musico in Manon Lescaut with Florida Grand Opera; the Young Nun in the world premiere of Stephen Hartke’s The Greater Good (available on the Naxos label) and Aglaonice in Philip Glass’ critically-acclaimed Orphée with Glimmerglass Opera.
Ms. Calcamuggio is currently working on her doctorate at University of Michigan and holds a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Music degree from Bowling Green State University.