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Karyn Levitt (Soprano) is delighted to perform her two concert-cabaret shows (which she also wrote), Will There Still Be Singing? A Hanns Eisler Cabaret and On Hollywood and Weimar The Songs of European Composers from the Golden Age of Film, in Carnegie Hall's “Fall of the Weimar Republic” festival in May, 2024, at the Center of Jewish History in NYC. Karyn has also performed at Carnegie Hall (Weill), The Town Hall, Off-Broadway’s York Theater, Symphony Space, JxJ Music & Film Festival in D.C., Feinstein’s/54 Below, Cafe Sabarsky, Metropolitan Room, Triad Theater, Princeton University, at cultural venues such as Literaturforum im Brecht-Haus in Berlin and the Goethe Institutes of Boston and Los Angeles, as well as Vassar, Amherst, Hunter, Oberlin, and Bates Colleges.

She is among the leading Lied singers in the highly demanding Eisler repertoire. About her album, Eric Bentley’s Brecht-Eisler Song Book, music critic Peter Deeg wrote: “Karyn Levitt is able to achieve great poetic beauty by blending the words and the music to form an artful and contradictory whole, at once unusual and touching,” (Internationale Hanns Eisler Gesellschaft, 2016). Ms. Levitt looks forward to bringing her shows about Eisler and the other marvelous film composers of Hollywood's Golden Age to the countries where the composers were from: Germany, Austria, Poland, Ukraine, Hungary, and Italy.

In addition to being a celebrated soprano, Ms. Levitt is a distinguished producer, known for her historic collaboration with Eric Bentley, whose centennial tribute she produced at The Town Hall, now documented in the feature film Honoring Eric Bentley: A Centennial Tribute Concert. Her professional background also includes acting, composing, writing, editing, and performance coaching.

Born and raised in El Paso, TX, she had voice training at Oberlin and later studied with Janice Giampa, Rebecca Parris, and William Barto Jones.

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