A live clip from Pacific Opera Production’s sold out performance of Le nozze di Figaro. Directed/Designed by Josh Shaw. Music Direction/Continuo by Stephen Karr. Recorded live on April 12, 2013.
Katherine will be joining Pacific Opera Project once again in the role of Susanna for a Scarface-inspired production of Mozart’s masterpiece comedy, The Marriage of Figaro.
Presented in Italian with English
supertitles. Chamber orchestra and
Porticos Art Space
2033 E. Washington Blvd. Pasadena
Friday April 12 8:00pm
Sunday April 14 4:00pm
Miles Memorial Playhouse
1130 Lincoln Blvd. Santa Monica
Saturday April 20 8:00pm
$30 General Admission
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or call 323-739-6122
A Shipwreck Opera
Powerful and touching, A Shipwreck Opera, winner of the Long Leaf Opera’s one-act opera competition, features a score by esteemed composer John B Hedges with libretto by renowned author Aimee Bender (The Girl in the Flammable Skirt, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake). The opera is a unique and surprising work that begins with a shipwreck that leaves a baby girl alone on an island. She is raised and loved by a tree, and as she grows, she forms relationships with the wind and the sea and another human who happens to come by. It is a moving story about family and growing up. The performance will be followed by a discussion with Bender and Hedges.
Admission is free.
Saturday March 2nd, at 3pm
USC Parkside Restaurant Rotunda
More info at http://web-app.usc.edu/ws/eo2/calendar/32/event/898760
Sunday, March 3rd, at 3pm
600 Downey Way, Los Angeles, CA
More info at http://sait.usc.edu/spectrum/events_details.asp?EventID=820
La Bohème as you’ve never see it before!
Pacific Opera Project tranforms Puccini’s Parisian bohemians to Highland Park hipsters in their first “POP-Up” production, for one weekend only.November 9 (8 pm) November 10 (8 pm) November 11 (3 pm) Highland Park Ebell Club 131 S. Avenue 57 Los Angeles 90042
$20 for General Admission
$60 for a table of two
$100 for a table of four
Tables come with a bottle of wine and a small bohemian feast of bread, cheese, meat, and fruit. Wine and refreshments available for all guests for a small suggested donation.
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Please join Katherine and the rest of the talented young cast in Pacific Opera Project’s presentation of Mozart’s Così fan tutte! Creatively adapted to Margaret Mitchell’s Old South, this ultimate battle-of-the-sexes comedy is sure to please.
Katherine will be performing the role of Fiordiligi on Sunday, May 13th at 3 pm, and Saturday, May 19th at 7:30 pm.
Performances will take place at the new Porticoes Theater in Pasadena, at 2033 E. Washington Blvd, 91104.
To purchase tickets please click here.
LA Opera has given me permission to capture on film the process of creating our opera, The Magic Dream, with an aim to give viewers a look at what it’s like being INSIDE opera. What do opera singers do to prepare for performance? What kind of music do they listen to, besides opera? Are opera singers serious ALL THE TIME, or do they have a sense of humor? Why do we think it’s important to bring opera out of the
theater and into the community?
I hope this January finds you well and happy – filled with satisfaction for the events of 2011 and excitement for the future of 2012. Below you’ll find an update with the latest events and plans for this operatic journey we’re on.
RECITAL IN REVIEW
Last October’s recital, An Afternoon of Opera in Old Hollywood, was a beautiful success. One of the most exciting results of the experience came as a surprise: in my efforts to promote the recital, I discovered the power of reaching out to people through videos, emails, and outreach performances. I can’t tell you how great it was to make new friends in New York, Montreal, Washington D.C., and here in Los Angeles - and to learn about their own musical interests as well.
It’s a little ironic, but all of the work I did to spread the word about my Germany trip fundraising recital created so much buzz and momentum that I started getting really excited about what I am creating right here, in Los Angeles.
This sent me back to take a hard look at my professional goals.
In short, I am increasingly realizing that what I am most excited about is carving out a unique niche, one that honors the both the artistic experiences I passionate about in my life – music and drama.
In my ideal scenario, I see myself as the “gateway” for opera; the performer who, through traditional and not-so-traditional means, gets people excited about this art form and leaves them wanting more. These mediums can include traditional recitals and concerts, as well as videos, hosting, theater, and film.
With so many exciting things happening in Los Angeles right now, I have decided to cancel the German audition tour, and reassess and reprioritize what I need to do to contribute to my community, right here in L.A.
Here are just a few of the incredibly exciting events on the horizon:
- A new recording of opera and oratorio repertorie, which will be used to generate more performance opportunities.
- This week, I began rehearsals for the opera The Magic Dream, which is an English re-telling of Mozart’s The Magic Flute, for the Los Angeles Opera Education Department. Our show will run in schools and universities in the LA area, as well as in the Grand Hall at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. These performances will take me into early February, which is when I was originally planning my German audition trip.
- LA Opera has given me unprecedented permission to bring a camera inside the rehearsals to capture in a video-diary-style documentary, the process of creating an opera. My videos will be featured both as daily video blog posts on the LA Opera website, and as a separate mini-documentary, to come in February.
- The world premiere of the film The Ghastly Love of Johnny X at the CINEQUEST 22 Film Festival in San Jose. The film, in which I play a major supporting role, began production in 2004 (before I made the switch from film actor to opera singer!) and finally completed principal photography in the summer of 2010, a full SIX YEARS later!
I hope I can convey my excitement to you about this new direction I’m taking in my career: one that is entirely unique, and entirely my own. I hope, just as fervently, that I can continue to bring you deeper into the world of music and drama in a way that enlivens and enlightens the spirit. Thank you for participating, and I’ll see you again soon!
As I begin this new phase in my career – and my website! – I would like to begin by sharing this video of thanks to all of those who showed interest and support for my recent recital, An Afternoon of Opera in Old Hollywood.
Please check back often as I continue to build my new site and fill it with lots of goodies!
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