• Opera

    Cherry Duke sings mezzo-soprano roles in standard operatic repertoire as well as 21st century music-theater works.

  • Oratorio & Orchestral Concerts

    Cherry Duke is a frequent guest artist with orchestras and ensembles in classical and pops concerts around the US, including appearances in Manhattan at Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall. Cherry also tours as a soloist with the renowned American Spiritual Ensemble, a unique troupe of world-class singers committed to keeping the Negro Spiritual alive. …

  • New Music & Theater

    Cherry Duke is known for her performances in cross-over, mixed-genre and brand-new music-theater works. As a soloist in several seasons of New York City Opera’s VOX concerts, she has sung a variety of styles, including roles in Scott Davenport Richards’ jazz opera, Charlie Crosses the Nation and Gordon Beeferman’s micro-tonal opera, Ratland. view full post …

  • Trouser Roles

    Mezzo-sopranos are often called upon to play men or boys in operas. Cherry Duke has recieved many accolades in such roles, “having mastered the art of masculine swagger.” Her “trouser” or “pants” roles [in German: "hosenrolle"] have included Nero in The Coronation of Poppea, Jason/Giasone in Giasone, Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, Stephano in …