Hailing from Roswell, GA, Myka Murphy is a mezzo-soprano, who has been described as “a (vocal) powerhouse…with an abundant quality of strength” (according to Jennifer Pyron of Opera Wire).
This season Ms. Murphy is thrilled to be reprising her role of the Sorceress in the Juilliard School’s touring production of Dido and Aeneas with Juilliard415 at London’s Holland Park and Versaille’s Opéra Royal. Most recently she made her Jackson Symphony debut as the mezzo-soloist for Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and her first portrayal of the Sorceress in Dido and Aeneas with Juilliard’s Historical Performance ensemble—Juilliard 415 at the Wilson Theater.
Past operatic engagements include: La Principessa in Suor Angelica and Zita in Gianni Schicchi at Red River Lyric Opera, Giovanna in Rigoletto with Mississippi Opera, The Countess in Queen of Spades with the Russian Opera Workshop. and her Lincoln Center premiere as Maman and La libellule in L'enfant et les sortilèges with Juilliard Orchestra.
Highlights include: singing the Mezzo part in Shostakovich’s cycle of Jewish Folk Poetry, Op.79, covering the Alto soloist in Juilliard’s Songfest at Carnegie Hall, her Alice Tully Hall debut of a selection of Libby Larson’s Love after 1950, participating in a Master-class with the Music Director of the Metropolitan Opera—Maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin, singing Mistress Quickly in a Falstaff Scene Workshop with Juilliard’s Lab Orchestra with Maestro Gianandrea Noseda and working with Mezzo-Soprano Stephanie Blythe during her residency at The Juilliard School.
She is currently finishing her Masters of Music degree in Voice at The Juilliard School, under the tutelage of Professor Cynthia Hoffmann. Ms. Murphy has a Bachelors degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Southern Mississippi. She looks forward to entering the University of Boston’s Opera Institute this coming fall.