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Kyle Engler, Mezzo-Soprano

Kyle Engler, mezzo-soprano, has been praised for her extreme versatility in both operatic and chamber music. The Baltimore Sun has called her “. . . a virtuoso of a high order” and “dramatic and visceral.”  Engler is a regular performer with the Washington Opera and has participated in the world premieres of several new operas.  In January, 2005 she performed to great reviews when cast by Placido Domingo to premier the role of Lydia Dudley in Washington National Opera’s production of Democracy, An American Comedy by Scott Wheeler.  She was also invited to perform in Augusta Read-Thomas’ opera Ligeia, commissioned and conducted by Mstislav Rostropovich, at the Recontres musicales d’Evian in Evian, France.   Engler has been an Apprentice Artist with the Lake George Opera Festival and the Sarasota Opera Festival, and has toured and performed throughout Europe with the Ravel Trio and The Pennsylvania Academy of Music.  She has also been featured with several orchestras throughout North America.  She has performed with longtime collaborator Daniel for many years and is a member of the Morpheus Trio along with pianist Daniel Lau and hornist Larry Williams.  Ms. Engler graduated from the Peabody Conservatory and is currently the Director of Vocal Studies at McDaniel College.