(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
KY GSA 2016
"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
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