Mezzo-soprano MARY DEYERLE HACK, a resident of Hudson, has sung principal roles with opera companies throughout America and was selected by composer Gian Carlo Menotti to sing the role of the Mother in his opera “The Boy Who Grew Too Fast. Praised by critics for her “rich mezzo voice and cool seductiveness”,  Ms. Hack’s performance in the title role of Hudson Chamber Opera’s (now Diamond Opera Theater) inaugural production of Menotti’s “The Medium” was hailed by critics as “mesmerizing.” She was a winner of the Metropolitan Opera District Auditions the Wagner Society of NY Auditions, the NATS regional auditions, was a national finalist in the McAllister Auditions and was also a winner of the South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra’s Outstanding Young Artist auditions. She appeared with Rudolf Nureyev and the Paris Ballet, singing Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, and has toured nationally with New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players as Buttercup and Katisha.

Ms. Hack holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of South Carolina and is currently alto soloist at West End Collegiate Church in Manhattan and co-artistic director of Diamond Opera Theater.