Katrina Galka, lyric coloratura soprano, has performed with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, appearing as Papagena in Isaac Mizrahi’s The Magic Flute, and with Portland Opera as Adina in L’elisir d’amore and Frasquita in Carmen. As a current member of the Portland Opera Resident Artist program, Katrina will sing the roles of Papagena, Johanna in Sweeney Todd, and Elvira in L’italiana in algeri during the 2016 season. Other stage experience includes Rosalba (Florencia en el Amazonas), Servilia (La clemenza di Tito), Carolina (Il matrimonio segreto), Eurydice (Orpheus in the Underworld), Elisa (Il Re Pastore), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), and Serpina (La serva padrona). In concert, Ms. Galka has appeared at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Texas singing the role of Cunegonde in an evening of excerpts from Bernstein's Candide. Additional concert experience includes soprano solos from Handel’s Messiah, Fauré’s Requiem, Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate, Bach’s St. John Passion, and Respighi’s Laud to the Nativity.

Ms. Galka has been a prize winner in a number of regional, national and international competitions, including the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Mario Lanza Scholarship, Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition, Marcello Giordani International Vocal Competition, Heida Hermanns International Voice Competition, Dallas Opera Guild Competition, and National Opera Association’s Vocal Competition. She is also a National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts YoungArts winner and a United States Presidential Scholar in the Arts, for which she has appeared as a soloist at the John F. Kennedy Center.


Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory | November 22, 2015

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[CD Review] Textura reviews Gunther Schuller: The Fisherman and His Wife

In certain respects, The Fisherman and His Wife picks up where last year's recording by the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) and Odyssey Opera, the 2020 Grammy Award-winning Fantastic Mister Fox, left off. Both are delightful, ‘family friendly' operas based on endearing tales, Roald Dahl for Tobias Picker's and The Brothers Grimm (its libretto adaptation by John Updike) for Gunther Schuller's.

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