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Katherine Blumenthal

Voice Type:

Soprano

Nationality:

American, French

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English, French, Swedish

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A two-time Metropolitan Opera district winner she was also won a grant from the Giulio Gari International Singing Competition in New York. She moved to Europe after completing a Master of Music degree in vocal performance at the New England Conservatory, Boston, where she was awarded a distinction in performance and a Bachelor of Arts degree with highest honours in music and French literature from Emory University in Atlanta. She also studied composition at the Conservatoire International de Paris.

Recently she has sung both Nedda in I Pagliacci and Violetta In La Traviata both with Kentish Opera. Other recent roles include Musetta in Opera Brava’s La Bohème, Musetta with Clapham Opera Festival and covering Lakmé with Opera Holland Park as part of the Christine Collins Young artist programme, Violetta with Opera Lyrica. She has stared in three productions with UC Opera in London for the as Arcabonne in J.C. Bach’s Amadis de Gaule, Giselda in Verdi’s I Lombardi and Céphise in the UK premiere of Rameau’s Acante et Céphise . She reprised the role of Madame Herz in David Parry's version of Der Schauspieldirektor with Opera Project at West Green House Opera which she had previously sung with Stanley Hall Opera. Roles include The Queen of the Night in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Giunone in Cavalli’s La Calisto, Micaëla in Carmen, Zerlina in Don Giovanni at the Lyyckå Kammarsmusic Festival, Sweden, and Frasquita in Carmen.
She was a young artist with San Diego Opera Ensemble where she toured for 7 months in Die Zauberflöte as the Queen of the Night, performing the role over 80 times.

Upcoming engagements include returning to the role of Micaëla in Kentish Opera’s production of Carmen.

Contemporary music being of a particular interest to her, she has participated in several New Music Projects. In November 2008 she sang Ophelia in the world premiere of Steve Everett’s chamber opera Ophelia’s Gaze with the Vega Quartet and the premier of John Anthony Lennon’s Oratorio Eternal Gates in 2011. She sang the premier of Nuits by Lee Hoiby and Tembang Gede by Steve Everett at IRCAM at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. She also appears on the recording “50” singing a work commissioned by the University of Illinois Experimental Music Studios.

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