Biography – English

Kathryn Wieckhorst is in high demand as soprano in the greater New York area and will be making her way to Germany this fall. In May, she returned to Carnegie Hall as a soloist in John Rutter’s Requiem, having made her solo debut there in 2013 as the soprano soloist in Vivaldi’s Gloria.  In the Spring of 2016, she premiered the role of Winifred in Friedelind’s Wahnfried, in its world premiere at Wahnfried in Bayreuth, Germany.

Most recently on the operatic stage, Kathryn made her role debut as Konstanze in Die Entführung aus dem Serail with the Opera Theater of Montclair in New Jersey. She has also worked with them in outreach performances of Die Zauberflöte as the Königin der Nacht. Other roles Kathryn has sung are: Violetta in La Traviata with the Long Island Opera Company and the Bronx Opera Company; the title role in Suor Angelica with the Festival of the Aegean and at Queens College; the Lady with the Tattoos in Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen with the Bel Cantanti Opera Company; the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro; Musetta in La Bohéme; Micaela in Carmen, and Blanche in Dialogues of the Carmelites. In July 2013, she made her international debut as Fiordiligi in Mozart’s Così fan tutte in the Festival of the Aegean in Syros, Greece. There, she also sang Mme. Goldentrill in Mozart’s The Impresario as part of the Greek Opera Studio. In August 2013, Kathryn participated in the Berlin Opera Studio in conjunction with the Festival Junger Künstler Bayreuth, where she sang scenes from Verdi’s La Traviata in the Stadhalle in Bayreuth. As a soloist with orchestra, Kathryn has been featured with the New York Virtuosi Singers, Gemini Youth Orchestra, Queens Symphony Orchestra, the Nova Philharmonic, OperaOggi, as soloist at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick, and the Brooklyn Queens Conservatory Summer Opera Series, singing music such as the soprano solo in Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, Joel Mandelbaum’s The Past is Now, Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, and the Seven Last Words of Christ by both Dubois and Franck, among many others.

In New York, she is a member of Opera Collective, whose mission is to make opera accessible and affordable to the general public by presenting engaging evenings of vocal music including opera, art song, operetta, and musical theater. She also sings with The Salvatones, conducted by Daniel Brondel, a professional vocal group currently on the rise in NYC and who have recently released their first album, “Wonderful World“. Ms. Wieckhorst studies privately with Sherry Overholt.  She studied with Ms. Overholt at Queens College, from which she received her MA in Vocal Performance in May 2012.  Kathryn also studied vocal performance at Hofstra University with Tammy Hensrud.

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