Mezzo-soprano Korby Myrick’s diverse repertoire and impeccable artistry earn her praise in both concert and operatic work. Opera News says, “Korby Myrick has emerged in a series of roles as a spectacular stage personality with a dusky mezzo and exotic looks.” The Tucson Citizen agrees, exclaiming “Myrick was nothing shy of spectacular. Her Mozart captured the lyrical grace, purity and nobility of the aria with etched precision. Her rendering of the Berio songs was no less masterful, tossing off their extreme demands for range, vocal agility, and color to dramatic effect.”
Ms. Myrick performs throughout the United States and Europe with such opera companies as Théâtre de l’Opéra de Nice, France; Teatro Bellini, Italy; Spoleto Festival (USA and Italy); Washington National Opera; Tulsa Opera; Opera Carolina; Opera Naples (Florida); Opera Theater of Pittsburgh; and Connecticut Opera Theatre. She has performed over forty roles with Arizona Opera Company. Signature roles include the title role of Carmen, Laura In La Gioconda, Azucena in Il Trovatore, Lucretia in The Rape of Lucretia, Dido in Dido and Aeneas, Juno in Semele, Count Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus, Béatrice in Béatrice et Bénédict, Dorabella in Così fan tutte, Clairon in Capriccio, Kate in Owen Wingrave, The Witch and the Mother in Hansel and Gretel, The Mother in The Consul, Cornelia in Giulio Cesare, Mistress Quickly in Falstaff and The Old Lady in Candide.
A noted concert artist, Ms. Myrick made her Avery Fisher Hall debut as the alto soloist in the Bach B Minor Mass and appears frequently as a concert soloist with Spoleto Festival, in both the U.S. and Italy. She has sung with The Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Musica Sacra, New Haven Symphony Orchestra, Greater Bridgeport Symphony, New Haven Chorale and Norwalk Symphony Orchestra, and is a regular soloist with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and Bella Carità, also of Tucson. Her extensive concert repertoire includes all of the Bach Passions, Handel’s Messiah, Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius, Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky, Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 (Resurrection), Berio’s Folksongs, de Falla’s El Amor Brujo, Ravel’s Trois Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé, Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Mozart’s C Minor Mass, and Emisit Spiritum (Betta), which she premiered with the Spoleto Festival Orchestra.