Karmesha K. Peake, Mezzo - Classically Trained Musician with a Luscious Voice

(Photo Credit: Nan Melville)

May 29th, 2018-

"Next was an excerpt from Musgrave's telling of the story of Harriet Tubman and the underground railroad, "HARRIET, THE WOMAN CALLED MOSES," jointly commissioned by the Virginia Opera (where her husband, Peter Mark, was founder and general director) and the Royal Opera, Covent Garden. Mezzo Karmesha Peake was riveting as Tubman's mother, Rit, using her velvety voice to excellent effect, with soprano Christine Lyons poignant as the young Harriet and bass Martin Fisher as her father."
-Richard Sasanow, BroadwayWorld.com

"In between, soprano Christine Lyons and mezzo-soprano Karmesha Peake argued forcefully about justice as the young Harriet Tubman and her mother Rit; Peake then went on to lament, with rich mezzo tone and strong stage presence, the loss of her character’s husband, jailed for helping fellow slaves escape."

-David Wright, New York Classical Review. Com
Monday May 28th

BRAVA . . .. . . the ‘reviews’ are in and Karmesha Peake's appearance today at Charleston, SC’s historic Mt Zion AME Church - Glebe St. was absolutely fantastic and received a standing ovation (two, actually)!The combination of:...See More

KY GSA 2016
Black Classical Artists of Louisville · THREE additional members of the Black Classical Artists of Louisville who were also alumni of The Kentucky Center Governor's School for the Arts performed during our 2016 summer program! On our July 4th Gala Morning Mini Concert, Karmesha Peake '02, who was the concert's finale, unleashed her dark, lush mezzo-soprano and totally dazzled the audience as she became the thrilling personification of Bizet's Carmen, singing (and acting) a riveting Habanera!Day Fifteen - KYGSAGSA 2016 Day 15kygsa.smugmug.comLikeShow more reactionsCommentShare

"Bass Gustav Andreassen used his dark voice menacingly as the hired assassin Sparafucile, while contralto Karmesha Peake put sass and feeling into the role of Sparafucile’s sister Maddalena."
Mary Ellyn Hutton, "Music in Cincinnati" 2009

"This year's theme for "Grand Night" is "A Salute to Hollywood Musicals, Part 3," showcasing more popular music from the silver screen. The performances, which open with the appropriate tune "Hooray for Hollywood," feature a wide range of well-known and beloved songs from such musicals as "Jail House Rock," "Grease," "Bye Bye Birdie," "Funny Girl," "West Side Story," "The Color Purple" and "Dreamgirls."
McCorvey has assembled an all-star “town & gown” cast from UK and the Central Kentucky community including such favorite performers as Amanda Balltrip, Eric Brown, Janet Corum, James Griño, Peter and Victoria Guy, Alicia Helm, Jason Mitchell, Jennifer Parr, Karmesha Peake, Sherri Phelps and Whit Whitaker." 2007

"Grand Night will feature a wide range of well-known and beloved songs including “Consider Yourself,” “Le Jazz Hot,” “Last Dance,” “Little Shop of Horrors,” “Somewhere Out There,” “Mein Herr,” “We Go Together,” “Be My Love.”
McCorvey has assembled the new all-star “town & gown” cast from UK and the Lexington and Central Kentucky community including such favorite performers as Jennifer Parr, Alicia McCorvey, James Grino, James Rodgers, Marina Jurica, Jason Mitchell, Cora Hughes, Janet Corum, Karmesha Peake and Sherry Phelps." 2006

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