Ivy Walz, mezzo soprano has performed extensively as an opera, concert and recital singer. She has performed with Spoleto Festival, Cincinnati Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Syracuse Opera, and Tri-Cities Opera. A few of her favorite performed roles include Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro, Nicklausse in Les Contes D’Hoffmann and Dido in Dido and Aeneas. She most recently performed the role of Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors with Resonance Works Pittsburgh and Madame Larina in Syracuse Opera’s production of Eugene Onegin. As a concert soloist she has enjoyed performing a variety of alto/mezzo roles such as those in Handel’s Messiah, Mozart's Requiem, Mozart's Mass in C minor and Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky, to name a few. Recently she has appeared with Akron Symphony, Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, Symphoria Syracuse, Binghamton Philharmonic and Cayuga Chamber Orchestra . As a recitalist and chamber musician, Ivy performs a wide variety of vocal and musical styles, and is a proponent of modern American Art Song. She has enjoyed collaborations with numerous living composers, some of whom include Jake Heggie, Stephen Dankner, Sally Lamb McCune, John Musto, and Dana Wilson. An active recitalist and vocal chamber music performer; she has enjoyed invited performances with Finger Lakes Chamber Ensemble, SongFest, Cincinnati Art Song Initiative and Denver Art Song Project.
Ivy Walz, DMA is on the Voice Faculty at Ithaca College School of Music where she works with a vibrant community of developing singer musicians.