As a Mozart historian, K. Lynette Erwin is recognized as an authority on the life and career of Anna Storace, for whom Mozart created the role of Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro in 1786. She has performed numerous historic portrayals of the soprano in Oklahoma and Kansas public schools and recitals. She also has an educational research website about Anna, Anna "Nancy" Storace: Mozart's First Susanna.
Lynette earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance in 1982 and a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy in 2003. She specializes in the performance practice of the late Baroque and Classical eras and teaches voice privately.
She has extensive experience in musical theater, opera, and operetta. Her various roles include Laurie in Oklahoma!, Josephine in Gilbert and Sullivan's HMS Pinafore, the Sorceress in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, and Katisha in Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado. Her Mozart roles include Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Despina in Così fan tutte, and the Third Lady in The Magic Flute. She has also studied the roles of Susanna and Countess Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro and has performed vignettes of these roles in various performances. She has also been featured as the soprano soloist in several of Mozart's sacred works including the Mozart Requiem.
Lynette has performed with a local chamber choir and has recently performed with her local community theater. She lives in a small university town with her partner S. K. Waller. Between them they have five grown children, an exceptionally eccentric, opera-adoring cat and a neurotic half dachshund, half Labrador puppy.
An Interview With the Author 4/3/10
© K. Lynette Erwin, 2014