LA Opera at The Taste of Italy

Saturday, Oct 14th at 6:45pm

Katherine will be featured in a recital of opera favorites with friends and LA Opera colleagues Ashley Faatoalia and Charlie Kim at The Taste of Italy event on Saturday October 14th, 2017. The event features some of the best Italian food and wine in Los Angeles and will run from 5pm -10pm. The recital presentation will take place at 6:45 pm in the kiosko (gazebo) on the plaza. Tickets are available online. Click here for more information.

Taste of Italy

Three Paderewskis

Friday, November 3rd at 8:30 pm

Katherine will sing the role of Antonina in the world premier of Three Panderewskis, with book by Oliver Mayer and music by Jenni BrandonIgnacy Jan Paderewski was a Polish pianist and composer, politician and spokesman for Polish independence. This musical/opera hybrid is one of nine finalists in a competition for a treatment of a musical play based on Panderewski’s life. More information about the competition can be found here.

Paderewski

Handel’s Messiah

Saturday, November 11th at 7:30 pm

Katherine is delighted to join the Azuza Pacific University Symphony Orchestra and Choir as the soprano soloist for Handel’s beloved Messiah.

Saturday, November 11th, 7:30 pm
First Baptist Church of Glendale
209 N Louise St, Glendale, CA 91206

Admission is free. Click here for more information.

handel-messiah

La Bohème AKA: “The Hipsters” with Pacific Opera Project

Dec 8th,  9th, 14th, 15th, 16th at 8pm

Katherine is thrilled to reprise her role as Musetta for the third time in Pacific Opera Project’s brand-defining production of La Bohème AKA: The Hipsters. Set in modern-day Highland Park with cleverly ironic supertitles, this production features table seating with food and wine and promises to be a raucous good time. Tickets sell out fast so please reserve early. For more information click here.

Dec 8th,  9th, 14th, 15th, 16th at 8pm
The Ebell Club of Highland Park
131 S. Ave 57, Los Angeles  90042

Kat Musetta

Katherine is thrilled to join the administration of the new California School of the Arts – San Gabriel Valley as the Director of the Vocal Arts Conservatory. Based on the innovative and award-winning curriculum of the Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA), CSArts-SGV is a satellite school that offers the same high caliber academic and arts education. Opening its doors in August 2017, CSArts-SGV is a public charter school that provides a creative, challenging, and nurturing environment, offering bright and talented students from grades 7 through 12 a rigorous college-preparatory academic program and pre-professional arts conservatory training.

The Vocal Arts Conservatory offers bright young artists who are passionate about expressing themselves with their voice a comprehensive course of study through engaging performance-based classes, pre-professional programming, and rigorous musical training. Our vision is to champion the next generation of thoughtful, expressive, and collaborative vocal artists across multiple musical genres who are passionate advocates for their art form.

For more information about CSArts-SGV, please visit their website.

Katherine is going for the hat trick this month, with three projects running concurrently.

First is the world-premier of Opera à la Carte’s new Gilbert and Sullivan review, Hail Poetry!, presented at the gorgeous Soka Performing Arts Center in Alisa Viejo. Hail Poetry! bursts with the topsy turvy plots and exquisite musicality that makes the Gilbert and Sullivan world so delightfully rich.  The show is fast paced, complex, and intriguing – an immersive experience that revels in the wit of Gilbert’s stories and the beauty of Sullivan’s music, while exploring some of the bigger questions of art and life.

Opening night received a standing ovation, and Katherine has two performances left:

Friday July 15 at 8 pm and Sunday July 17 at 3 pm

Please click here to purchase tickets.

Next, Katherine will reprise the North American premier performance of three songs by Pàl Hermann, which she performed last April for James Conlon’s Recovered Voices Project. Katherine will perform the three songs with pianist Tali Tadmor for the unSUNg Summer Concert SeriesunSUNg is the summer concert series from Lauri’s List, bringing you new and neglected vocal chamber music while providing performance and live recording opportunities for professional classical singers, instrumentalists and composers.

Katherine will be performing on Sunday July 10 at 4 pm, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Glendale. Please click here for tickets.

Last but not least! – Katherine will rejoin her colleagues at LA Opera Outreach for a free community recital at City of Hope in Duarte, on Tuesday July 12 at 12 pm. This Summertime concert will feature gems from Gershwin, Weil, and the American Songbook.

Please RSVP to City of Hope at eventsdept@coh.org or call 800.333.6002.

Katherine is thrilled to announce that she and Michael Christ Powers have recently become engaged!

Micahel and Katherine Golijov

Michael is a conductor who works and teaches in the Los Angeles area, and is currently a finalist in the position of Music Director for the New Valley Symphony. Michael and Katherine met at an Opera on Tap performance in May, 2015, and teamed up for their first musical collaboration in November, 2015, performing Golijov’s Three Songs for Soprano and Orchestra with the USC Concert Orchestra.

They are looking forward to a long life of making joyful music together!

Katherine is honored to sing the North American premiere of three songs by Pál Hermann for James Conlon’s Recovered Voices Project. Hermann was born into a Jewish family in Budapest in 1902, and made a career for himself as a cellist and composer before being arrested in a street raid by the Vichy Regime and sent to the Drancy Transit Camp, after which he was not heard of again.

Katherine will be performing the songs with pianist Tali Tadmor at Thayer Hall on the Colburn campus on April 18, 2016 at 5:30 pm.

Kat-Conlon

Katherine’s photograph is one of those featured in Schmopera’s coverage of “Opera: Faces and Words,” a photography project in which photographer Veronika Roux pairs portraits of opera singers with the texts of arias that are particularly important to each artist.

Opera Faces and Words KG
Photo credit: Veronika Roux

Veronika Roux is a photographer and opera enthusiast, and she’s currently combining her passions in the form of her exhibit at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, home to the Canadian Opera Company.

Click here to read the full article.