Coming up… Frasquita at the Ford!
Katherine is delighted to partner once again with long-time collaborators Pacific Opera Project for their flagship production of Carmen at the Ford Amphitheater on September 1st, 2018. Katherine will be singing the role of Frasquita in this audience favorite. The performance will be music directed by her husband, conductor Michael Christ Powers.
September 1, 2018
The Ford Amphitheater
2580 Cahuenga Blvd E, Los Angeles, CA 90068
Directed and Designed by Josh Shaw
Conducted by Michael Powers
Sung in French with English supertitles.
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Katherine joins the principal cast of Jonah and the Whale with Maestro Conlon – coming March 2018
Katherine is thrilled to join Maestro Conlon and LA Opera again for their annual Cathedral Project at the famous Cathedral of our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles.
Professional singers and musicians from LA Opera will collaborate with more than 400 members of the Los Angeles community to present the world premiere of Jonah and the Whale, a new opera for audiences of all ages by composer Jack Perla and librettist Velina Hasu Houston.
Following in the tradition of previous Cathedral Project productions, Jonah and the Whale will feature professional opera singers in the leading roles and members of the LA Opera Orchestra, performing along with a large group of community-based performers drawn from schools, churches, choirs and orchestras from every part of Los Angeles.
Performances of Jonah and the Whale will take place at The Cathedral of our Lady of the Angels, 555 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
Friday, March 16, 2018
Saturday, March 17, 2018
For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the LA Opera Website.
Upcoming Fall Performances
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.
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 Brandon. Ignacy 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.
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.
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
Katherine joins Long Beach Opera’s Education Quartet
Katherine is delighted to join LBO’s Education Artists for the 2016/2017 season! This talented group of artists will be working together to bring opera performances to students all over the SoCal area.
Want to learn more about LBO’s Education program? —> bit.ly/lboeducation
A busy July!
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 Series. unSUNg 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 email@example.com or call 800.333.6002.
Concert with Symphony Irvine
Katherine is thrilled to join Maestro Dean Anderson and Symphony Irvine for a concert of opera favorites on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 2 pm at the Irvine Civic Center.
Katherine will perform beloved arias by Puccini and Gounod.
Please visit www.symphonyirvine.org for more information and to purchase tickets.
Recovered Voices with Maestro James Conlon
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.
Photos and review of ‘Circular 14’
The world premiere of “Circular 14: The Apotheosis of Aristides” was received with great emotion and acclaim from those present. Read more about the story of this unsung hero of the Holocaust on the Sousa Mendes Foundation website.
Please click here for a review of the performance!
“Circular 14” Featured in the LA Times
In anticipation of our world premiere this Sunday, January 24th, the LA Times published an interview with composer/librettist Neely Bruce, and featured a photograph of a rehearsal with conductor Donald Brinegar and the two sopranos Katherine Giaquinto and Marina Harris. Please click the link below to see the story!
LA Times: ‘Circular 14: The Apotheosis of Aristides’ honors the Portuguese Oskar Schindler