Karmesha K. Peake is a NYC based American Mezzo
Soprano with a voice of power and beauty. Thus far in 2018, she has sung the
role of Waltraute in Die Walküre with Trilogy: An Opera Company. She also
covered Kundry for the Metropolitan Opera Guild’s Lecture Recital on Parsifal
presented by Jane Marsh, Soprano. She sang Aunt Lizzy in a read through of Mary
Watkins’ newest opera Emmett Till with Harlem Opera Theater.
In 2017 she has been a part of a scenes workshop of the opera Patience and Sarah, by Paula M. Kimper with Lauren Flannigan’s
Bootcamp among other local concert performances.
In 2016, she
was a featured soloist in Harlem Opera Theater’s Salute to Black History Month
Program Presenting the art songs and spiritual arrangements of Harry T.
Burleigh. Ms. Peake performed the role of Addie in Marc Blitzstein’s
opera Regina with the Bronx Opera.
In 2015 she
toured Holland, France and Switzerland featured as the Strawberry Woman in
Porgy and Bess with New York Harlem Productions. Likewise, she covered the role
of Chloe in H. Lawrence Freeman's opera Voodoo with Harlem Opera Theater and
Morningside Opera at Miller Theater, NYC.
Peake has participated in the workshop for A Coffin in Egypt,
Ricky Ian Gordon's opera which premiered in 2014 at the Houston Grand
Opera. She has performed in the ensemble of Houston Grand Opera’s production of
Show Boat. Likewise she has graced the stage of the Cincinnati Opera in their
productions of Porgy and Bess and La Traviata in
their 2012 summer season.
stunned audiences as Mrs. Quickly in Verdi’s Falstaff, Mrs. Harrow
in The Power of Xingu, one of the Cercatrici in Sour Angelica, and
the Strawberry Woman in Porgy and Bess while at the University
of Kentucky. Ms. Peake was often a featured soloist in "Grand
NIght for Singing," a Musical Theater Revue done annually at the
University of Kentucky.
has been the featured soloist of the “Why Just in February?” Concert Series
held biannually at Bellarmine University and was their featured soloist in the
2012 Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC.
She is a
member of the renowned American Spiritual Ensemble that has toured Europe,
North and South America. Her other international performance venues include
Graz, Austria and Rome, Italy where she was seen in Die Fledermaus and
as La Badessa in Suor Angelica.
currently resides in NYC.