Mezzo-Soprano Kate Tombaugh recently debuted with the Paducah Symphony Orchestra as the mezzo soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.
"…Fanny, a role radiantly filled by Kate Tombaugh. In her performance, Fanny’s vulnerability and sturdy integrity were both brought into play through a voice that rang true in every situation.”Jay Harvey, UpstageIndianapolis Opera’s American Premiere of Mansfield Park, March 2016
“In the youthful cast, the big-voiced and petite mezzo-soprano Kate Tombaugh was terrific in the title role, utterly convincing dramatically, and musically superlative: her vocal coloration dark enough for a role originally written for a male castrato and bright and agile enough when needed to highlight the youthful ardor of the young heir to the throne of Scotland. In the role’s signature aria, Scherza infida, she lovingly spun out the long vocal line while inflecting the words with mixed emotions. For the dacapo return she soberly added just enough ornamentation to sustain the interest of the listener throughout a ten-minute-plus scena.”Seen and Heard InternationalCincinnati Chamber Opera’s Ariodante, February 2015