Praised for her “dulcet-toned mezzo-soprano” by the Wall Street Journal, Kayleigh is currently an ensemble member of The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago.
She made her Lyric Opera debut as Second Cretan Woman Idomeneo in 2018, shortly followed by Dorothée in Laurent Pelly’s critically acclaimed Cendrillon under Sir Andrew Davis that same year. Still to come this season she sings Kate Pinkerton Madama Butterfly. Notable cover roles in Chicago include Le Prince Charmant Cendrillon, Rosina The Barber of Seville, Laura Luisa Miller and Donna Elvira Don Giovanni conducted by James Gaffigan.
A passionate song interpreter, she was named one of Caramoor’s 2018 Schwab Vocal Rising Stars, and was also part of the inaugural season of Renée Fleming’s SongStudio at Carnegie Hall. She has given recitals produced by the Cincinnati Song Initiative, and this season performs a solo recital at Carnegie Hall and the Chicago Cultural Center.
Future plans include her Glyndebourne Festival debut covering Ruggiero Alcina, Annio La Clemenza di Tito for Opéra de Rouen also touring to Paris, and a return to the Lyric Opera as a guest artist.