An oratorio depicting the dramatic true story of Aristides de Sousa Mendes, Holocaust Rescuer
Katherine is thrilled to sing the role of Andrée Cibial, de Sousa Mendes’ glamorous second wife, in the Gala Concert and World Premier of Circular 14, the new oratorio by composer Neely Bruce. Katherine will join other LA Opera artists and narrator Michael Gill, of House of Cards, whose family was rescued by Aristides de Sousa Mendes.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 24th 2016 3:00 pm
The Gindi Auditorium American Jewish University 15600 Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles
Prepare for the Diva! Katherine is thrilled to join the cast of Donizetti’s Viva la mamma with Pacific Opera Project. Katherine will sing the role of Daria Garbinati, the difficult Prima Donna, so look out for tantrums, nail scratching, and lot of high notes!
Viva la mamma will be presented at the Highland Park Ebell Club, November 12th – 19th. Stay tuned for more updates and photos!
Katherine has been asked to step in last minute for the role of Rosina in Paisiello’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia under Maestrro Conlon’s baton! The production is part of LA Opera’s Figaro Unbound series, celebrating one of literature’s most beloved characters through multiple settings.
April 10 and 11 (at 7:30pm) Giovanni Paisiello’s The Barber of Seville James Conlon conducts singers from LA Opera’s Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program and musicians from the USC Thornton School of Music Orchestra in a true rarity! Paisiello composed his operatic adaptation of the Beaumarchais comedy 34 years before Rossini. Tickets are free for this semi-staged concert, but reservations are required. A pre-performance talk by James Conlon will begin at 6:30pm both evenings.
Venue: Caroline’s Loft at LACHSA on the campus of Cal State LA (5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, 90032) Information:PaisielloBarber.eventbrite.com
Get to know the “it girl” of our upcoming production of La Bohème – AKA “The Hipsters.” And don’t forget to visit her blog, www.classysassybitch.blogspot.com where it’s all Musetta, all the time!
Musetta Mia is the shit. You may recognize her from several television appearances on Bravo’s “The Millionaire Matchmaker,” where she has become one of the most frequently requested dates. She is listed in the 2013 Guinness Book of World Records for “Most Selfies Taken in One Hour (268 in total).” Most weekends she can be found enjoying bottle service at AREA or the Geisha House. In her spare time, she enjoys shopping, grooming her Chihuahua, and working out. Please visit her blog, classysassybitch.blogspot.com and be sure to like and subscribe!
Katherine is pleased to be reprising her role as Musetta in the hugely popular production of La Boheme AKA “The Hipsters” this December.
Tickets are going very fast for this December production. Tables are ALREADY SOLD OUT for Dec 12, 13, and 20. General admission seats are available for all nights. A few tables remain for Dec 18 and 19. Catch a special semi-staged performance with the Orange County Symphony on Dec 14 in Anaheim. Tickets and all details athttp://www.pacificoperaproject.com/#!__la-boheme/productions
Katherine is thrilled to announce that she will be making her LA Opera debut this season in Ghosts of Versailles with Patti LuPone and Patricia Racette! She will be playing multiple roles and will have up to six different costumes. Learn more about Ghosts of Versailles here.
Reviews are in and the critical response has been overwhelmingly positive for this sumptuous production of Previn’s A Streetcar Named Desire! Several reviews have highlighted Katherine Giaquinto’s performance:
“Soprano Katherine Giaquinto is clearly a performer with a future; she is vocally and dramatically secure, attractive and thoroughly musical. Her Stella is a smart cookie, but passionately in lust with Stanley; she loves her sister, but can’t believe that Stanley could rape her. Failed in her attempts at peacemaking, this Stella’s grief and confusion commanded attention.”
“Bernardo Bermudez and Katherine Giaquinto share sparks of chemistry that show how Stanley’s primordial impulses brings out Stella’s lusty, earthy nature. Their verbal sparring is offset by the obvious sexual delight in each other, which makes Stanley’s brutish assaults on her all the more shocking. Both performers bring convincing acting and singing to their roles.”
“I have never seen a more moving embrace on stage than when Stanley and Stella cling to each other after he strikes her; it’s real and honest and sexy and overflowing with need and passion-but also with tenderness and love… Katherine Giaquinto, as Stella, [has a] gorgeous clear lyric soprano voice… Miss Giaquinto beautifully captures all the sweetness that the composer has given to Stella’s role; her serenely blissful vocalise after that reconciliatory night with Stanley is one of the high-points of the evening.’
“This is an opera worth seeing, and worth pondering. Lacy Sauter and Katherine Giaquinto, cast respectively in the lead roles of Blanche Dubois and her sister Stella Kowalski, are both gifted with powerful and unfailing voices, unwavering in accuracy.”