Hailed for her “flawless rhythms and nuanced articulations” as well as her “formidable talent” by I Care If You Listen, Kayleigh Butcher has gained critical and audience acclaim as a soloist and ensemble chamber musician.
She first began her professional career in Kansas City with the Lyric Opera, serving as one of the company’s Outreach Young Artists. From there she has enjoyed many operatic roles in Toledo, Chicago, and New York City. Most recent accomplishments include James Barry's Smashed, Robert Honstein’s My Heart Iz Open, Todd Goodman's Night of the Living Dead, Jiří Kadeřábek's Kafka's Women, Puccini's Suor Angelica, Gilbert and Sullivan's Patience, Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea, Handel's Acis and Galatea, the world premiere of Kirke Meechem's John Brown, and has been featured as alto soloist in Mozart's Requiem, Bach's Magnificat in D, Handel’s Messiah, and in Bach's Cantata BWV 4.
Kayleigh received her Bachelor’s of Vocal Performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory, where she studied with Dr. Anne DeLaunay and Dr. Denise Knowlton. She was a graduate teaching assistant to Dr. Jane Schoonmaker Rodgers at Bowling Green State University, where she earned her M.Mus. She currently resides in New York City where she enjoys teaching piano and voice to a wide array of ages and experience levels.