M.M., New England Conservatory of Music
B.M. State University of New York
Karyl Ryczek, soprano, has enjoyed a varied and rich performance career on the opera, oratorio and concert stages. Her singing has been described as intelligent, dramatically informed and in possession of opulent tone. A frequent soloist with the Cantata Singers, Ms. Ryczek has also appeared with Boston Baroque, the Monadnock Music Festival, Boston Musica Viva in addition to numerous orchestral engagements. Ms. Ryczek made her Symphony Hall debut with the Cantata Singers in a world premier of T.J. Andersons, Slavery Documents II and in a remounted performance of Donald Surs, Slavery Documents.
She made her Boston operatic debut with Collage New Music in a premier of Charles Fussels chamber opera, Astronauts Tale. Ms. Ryczek also created the role of Madame Dubarry in the opera, Grace, a production created for Opera on the Edge.
She has performed the widely popular Third Symphony of Gorecki with the Boston University Orchestra and she has performed Robert Kapilows childrens operas, Green Eggs and Ham and Gertrude McFuzz with the Hingham Symphony.
Favoring the recital stage, Ms. Ryczek has sung the Boston premiers of Aaron Jay Kernis song cycle, Valentines and of Revol Bunins, Russian song cycle, Romance, during last years Longy September Fest. In addition, she has sung the soprano solos in a world premier of John Harbisons, But Mary Stood.
This season she will sing the soprano solos for Charles Fussells, High Bridge with the Cantata Singers. Ms. Ryczek will appear as the soprano soloist this March at Sanders Theater in a production of Kurt Weills, Seven Deadly Sins. Numerous other recital and concert appearances will follow.
A world premier of a song cycle written by composer, Paul Brust for Ms. Ryczek and pianist, Wayman Chin will take place on the opening concert for the Longy September Fest 2007.
Ms. Ryczek teaches as an adjunct professor at Bridgewater State University and serves as the Chair of the Voice Department at the Longy School of Music.
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