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.
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.
Katherine’s photograph is one of those featured in Schmopera’s coverage of “Opera: Faces and Words,” a photography project in which photographer Veronika Roux pairs portraits of opera singers with the texts of arias that are particularly important to each artist.
Veronika Roux is a photographer and opera enthusiast, and she’s currently combining her passions in the form of her exhibit at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, home to the Canadian Opera Company.
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!
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 is thrilled to be included in the photographic series Opera: Faces and Words by the lovely Toronto-based photographer Veronika Roux-Vlachova. Please visit http://www.veronikaroux.com/ to learn more about the project and view more photographs.