Biographies - Katherine Blumenthal



A two-time Metropolitan Opera district winner and regional finalist in 2008 and 2009, in 2010 she was awarded a grant at 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.

Most recently she reprised the role of Musetta in the Clapham Opera Festival's La Bohème and covered Lakmé with Opera Holland Park as part of the Christine Collins Young artist programme. She sang her first Violetta in La Traviata with Opera Lyrica in London and returned to sing with UC Opera in London for the third time as Arcabonne in J.C. Bach's Amadis de Gaule having previously sung Giselda in Verdi's I Lombardi and Céphise in the UK premiere of Rameau's Acante et Céphise with the company. 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.
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 Gedeby Steve Everett at IRCAM at the Centre Pompidou in Paris.