Biography – English

Kathryn Wieckhorst, born in New York, is a soprano living in Hamburg. Roles she has played are: Konstanze in Die Entführung aus dem Serail; Königin der Nacht in Die Zauberflöte; Violetta in La Traviata; Lady with a cake box in Postcard from Morocco; the title role in Suor Angelica; the Lady with the tattoos in Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen, the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro; Musetta in La Bohéme; Micaela in Carmen, and Blanche in Dialogues of the Carmelites, among other roles studied. She has performed with companies such as the Long Island Opera Company, the Montclair Opera Theater, the Bel Cantanti Opera, the Festival of the Aegean, and more. In July 2013 she made her international debut as Fiordiligi in Mozart’s Cosí fan tutte at the Festival of the Aegean in Syros, Greece and Mme. Goldentrill in Mozart’s The Impresario. Kathryn has appeared twice as a soloist in Carnegie Hall with MidAmerica Productions and sang the soprano solos in John Rutter’s Requiem and Vivaldi’s Gloria. Internationally, she has been a featured soloist with MIDAM International at Santa Croce Church in Florence, Italy. Kathryn has also been a soloist with the Gemini Youth Orchestra, Queens Symphony Orchestra, the Nova Philharmonic, OperaOggi, as a soloist in the Cathedral of Saint Patrick, and the Brooklyn Queens Conservatory Summer Opera Series.

Since moving to Hamburg, Kathryn has been seen in recitals in places such as the Thomaskirche in Rothenburgsort, Wasserkunst Elbinsel Kaltehofe, and in the series Wohnzimmerliebe. She has also performed with the Bergedorfer Musiktage, the Lange Nacht der Literatur in Hamburg, and in collaboration with visual artists at Levantehaus in Hamburg and Carlshöhe in Eckernförde.

As a talented interpreter of contemporary music, Kathryn works with a number of living composers, including Ellen Mandel, Lori Laitman, Joel Mandelbaum, Bruce Saylor, Mario Stork, Daniel Felsenfeld and many more. Most recently, she sang the European premiere of Ein Liebesbrief von Rosa Luxemburg by composer Leonard Lehrman.

Kathryn is the co-founder of Project SkyCradle, Gbr, and Wirklichmacher e.V. in Hamburg, which strive to bring affordable theater and music experiences to the community and to make it accessible for everyone. She is also the current Managing Diva of Opera on Tap’s Hamburg chapter.

Kathryn holds a Masters in Music from Queens College in New York and a Bachelor in Music from Hofstra University.