Susan Newman (aka Suzy Brandtastic) interviews Katie Kat, Opera Singer and Lyric Soprano
Katie Kat is an emerging opera singer and self made ‘Opera-preneure’. She was a New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Entrepreneur Bootcamp Scholar in 2012 for her work producing operatic recital performances for arts venues and private events. She has performed at The NYU Skirball Center, Carnegie Hall’s David Rubenstein Atrium, The Teatro Caio Melisso in Spoleto, Italy, and is currently a featured performer with the off-Broadway show Speakeasy Dollhouse.
A voice teacher and researcher; she recently gave a TEDx Speech on the necessity of singing, and makes it her mission to make opera accessible.
Recent roles include such operas as Dvorak’s Rusalka (Rusalka) Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro (Marcellina, Countess), Cosi Fan Tutte (Despina), Weil’s Street Scene (Anna Maurrant), Menotti’s The Telephone (Lucy), Purcell’s Dido and Aneas (Belinda) and The Fairy Queen (Night, The Plaint).
Katie is currently in production of a CD of international lullabies. Themed performances available for booking include “Always; the evolution of love.”, “Siren; The origin myth- A telling of Dvoraks opera Rusalka”, and coming soon; “Saucy little rumor; Romantic Victorian-era cabaret and parlor music.”
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