Ivy Walz is a mezzo soprano known for her exceptional musicianship, colorful singing and dedication to collaboration. She possesses a voice “of fine quality with charming clarity and brightness."
Ivy enjoys a blooming career as an opera, concert and recital singer, and as a dedicated vocal educator. She has performed with Cincinnati Opera, Syracuse Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, the Spoleto Festival, Opera Ithaca, Tri-Cities Opera and Resonance Works. This coming season she will perform the role of Countess Charlotte Malcom in A Little Night Music in Opera Ithaca’s 2018-19 New Year’s Gala as well as Dr. Electa in the new opera Pushed Aside: Reclaiming Gage with Society for New Music at multiple locations throughout upstate New York.
As a concert soloist she has appeared with many choruses and orchestras including Symphoria Syracuse, Binghamton Philharmonic, Akron Symphony, Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, and Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes. This season she is a featured performer on the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes’ All Mozart Concert. She will perform two Mozart arias; Parto, ma tu ben mio and Voi, che sapete. She was also recently featured in the alto role in Mozart’s Requiem with the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra.
Ivy is an active recitalist and has enjoyed invited performances and collaborations with Fall Island Vocal Arts Seminar, Finger Lakes Chamber Ensemble, SongFest, Cincinnati Art Song Initiative and Denver Art Song Project. This season she will perform recital programs on the Civic Morning Musicals Recital Series in Syracuse and as an invited recitalist at the Leo Kestenberg Musikschule in Berlin, Germany.
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.