Katie Hannigan Tabon, Mezzo-Suprano

Praised by the San Francisco Chronicle as “Golden-Voiced Mezzo-Soprano” Katie Hannigan is a vibrant, bold and sincere performing artist comfortable on the operatic and concert stage. Operatic credits include: Amadora in Bastianello as part of a John Musto Composer in Residency Collaboration with Nazareth College and Rochester Lyric Opera 2016, Mercedes in Carmen, Prince in Williamson’s The Happy Prince, Bianca in The Rape of Lucretia, La Badessa in Suor Angelica, Zita in Gianni Schicchi,  Maurya from Riders to the Sea, Marcellina in Le Nozze di Figaro, Mother/Allison in This is the Rill Speaking (Recorded by Albany Records 2008) Maman in L’Enfant et les sortileges, Don Ramiro in La Finta Giardiniera, Charlotte in A Little Night Music, Old Prioress in Dialogues of the Carmelites, Sandmann in Hansel und Gretel, and Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors with companies including: The Merola Opera Program, Finger Lakes Opera, Rochester Lyric Opera, Opera on the Avalon, Eastman Opera, SUNY Purchase Opera and Nazareth Opera. Orchestral credits include: Carmen in a collaboration with New York State Ballet and Lyric Theatre, Handel’s Messiah, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Handel’s Anthem no. 7, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, Bach B Minor Mass, Des Knaben Wunderhorn, Jake Heggie’s song cycle The Deepest Desire, and Vaughn Williams Serenade to Music (Recorded by Harmonium Mundi Records 2011)  Performances with Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Rochester Oratorio Society, Eastman Symphony and Eastman Philharmonia.

Hannigan was an Emerging Singer at the Prestigious Fall Island Vocal Seminar May 2017 under the direction of Stephanie Blythe. She received a full tuition scholarship to attend the Professional Development Division of SONGFEST in Los Angeles in 2015, and she attended the National Association for Teachers of Singing Artist/Teacher Internship Program in North Carolina in June 2016.  She was winner of the Civic Morning Madrigals Award in Syracuse, NY and was the recipient of the Vocal Concerto Competition Prize at Eastman School of Music. Hannigan earned a BM in Voice and Opera from SUNY Purchase College Conservatory, and MM and DMA from Eastman School of Music. Dr. Hannigan provides leadership for the Opera Workshop Program and is currently Coordinator of Vocal Studies at Nazareth College in Rochester, NY.

Katie Hannigan Reviews

Zerlina, the lovely young maid, is played by Katie Hannigan, whose honeyed mezzo-soprano and open naivete make her the perfect foil for the shenanigans of her soon-to-be bridegroom, Masetto.

– Syracuse Opera, 2019

The roles of Bianca and Lucia, sung by Katie Hannigan and Alisa Jordheim respectively, provided one of the evenings highlights in their flower duet.

– Opera News

The American composer John Duke’s art song “I Carry Your Heart” performed with a rich sound and fine diction by mezzo-soprano Katie Hannigan.

– New York Concert Review INC

The first act trio (from the Rape of Lucretia ) with golden-voiced mezzo-soprano as the old nurse Bianca.

– San Francisco Chronicle