Karyl Ryczek, soprano, has enjoyed a varied and rich performance career on the opera, oratorio and concert stages. A long-time member of Cantata Singers, she often appears as a soloist with the ensemble and has sung a vast range of repertoire, including numerous Bach cantatas. She made her Symphony Hall debut with Cantata Singers in the world premiere of T.J. Anderson’s Slavery Documents II and in Donald Sur’s Slavery Documents.
Ms. Ryczek has appeared with Boston Baroque, Monadnock Music Festival, Boston Musica Viva, and at the Warebrook Festival. She made her Boston operatic debut with Collage New Music in the first performance of Charles Fussell’s chamber opera, The Astronaut’s Tale, and she created the role of Madame Dubarry in the opera, Grace, a production created for Opera on the Edge. She has performed Henryk Górecki’s popular Third Symphony (“Symphony of Sorrows”) with the Boston University Symphony Orchestra, Robert Kapilow’s children’s operas, Green Eggs and Ham and Gertrude McFuzz with the Atlantic Symphony, and Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with the Longy Chamber Orchestra.
Ms. Ryczek gave the Boston premieres of Aaron Jay Kernis’ song cycle, Valentines, and Revol Bunin’s Russian song cycle, Romance, and she has premiered music of John Harbison, Lior Navok, Paul Brust and Marti Epstein. She has appeared with the GRAMMY Award-winning Pacifica String Quartet at Cambridge’s Regatta Bar, and she was a soloist with the Boston Chamber Music Society during the 2012-13 season. Ms. Ryczek is also Assistant Dean of Faculty and Program Development at the Longy School of Bard College, where she is on the voice faculty and serves as Chair of Instrumental Studies.