American mezzo-soprano NANCY MAULTSBY is in demand by opera companies and orchestras throughout the world. Her unique vocal timbre and insightful musicianship allow her to pursue a repertoire extending from the operas of Monteverdi and Handel to recent works by John Ada. She regularly performs the major heroines of 19th-century French, Italian, and German opera and the great symphonic masterpieces.
Highlights of Maultsby’s 2016/17 season include performances of Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande with the Cleveland Orchestra as Geneviève in a new semi-staged production by Yuval Sharon, conducted by Franz Welser- Möst. Her 2015/16 season featured performances of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the San Antonio Symphony conducted by Sebastian Lang-Lessing, Handel’s Messiah with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Edward Polochick, as well as a return to Lyric Opera of Kansas City as Ježibaba in Dvořák’s Rusalka.
In addition to a recording of Mendelssohn’s Elijah with Antonio Pappano, Max Bruch’s Odysseus, and Telarc’s highlyacclaimed recording of Mozart’s Requiem with Boston Baroque, Maultsby can be heard on Telarc’s recording of Dido and Aeneas, also with Boston Baroque. Her recent recordings include the Lamentation from Bernstein’s Symphony No. 1 (“Jeremiah”) with Robert Spano and the Atlanta Symphony for Telarc, Richard Yardumian’s Symphony No. 2 with the Singapore Symphony on BIS, and Wagner opera excerpts on Naxos.
Maultsby, a North Carolina native, is a graduate of Westminster Choir College, where she studied with Lindsey Christiansen, and was a graduate student at Indiana University School of Music, where she studied with Margaret Harshaw. She is an alumna of the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Center for American Artists.