Here’s a short clip of excerpts from LA Opera’s recent sumptuous production of Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles.
Look closely at 1:20 and you can see me enter on the left and sing a solo line! Also watch for me as the first in the line of Dancing Girls with the glorious Patti LuPone!
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.”
– Sarah Bryan Miller, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“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.”
– Mark Bretz, Ladue News
“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.’
-Steve Callahan, Opera World.com
“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.”
-Gary Scott, KDHX.org
Leaving tomorrow for St. Louis to begin rehearsals for Union Avenue Opera‘s A Streetcar Named Desire. Stella is the role of a lifetime! Can’t wait to meet the cast!
Stay tuned for an NPR interview with myself and our Blanche, Lacy Sauter!
Check out Katherine’s “angelic choir” sound and look for her in the center of the yellow robes at the end!
Katherine is thrilled to be joining the cast of A Streetcar Named Desire for Union Avenue Opera’s Twentieth Festival Season. She will be singing the role of Stella Kowalski.
Performances will be August 1, 2, 8, and 9, 2014 in St. Louis, MO. Tickets can be purchased here.
Katherine is very pleased to return to UCLA, her alma mater, as a professional cover for the role of Donna Anna in their production of Don Giovanni, opening Valentine’s Day. This will be her first time learning Donna Anna, and she looks forward to performing it on stage in the future!