Katherine Weber Soprano
 
 
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about me

Described by Opera News as “a confident singing actress with a magnetic stage presence” who “sang the most demanding of arias with seemingly little effort,” soprano Katherine Weber made company debuts in the 2017-18 season as Violetta in La Traviata with DuPage Opera, the Boulder Symphony, and under the baton of George Manahan at the Aspen Festival. Her upcoming engagements for the 2018-19 season include the title role in Tchaikovsky's Iolanta with Chicago Opera Theater, and a return to DuPage Opera as Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus.

In the 2016-17 season, Katherine joined Virginia Opera to cover Nedda in Pagliacci, and performed with the Northwestern University Symphony in concert for the regional premiere of the contemporary piece “A Shout Across Time,” where she was lauded by Splash Magazine for adding “both richness and body to the piece.” She was also featured as a soloist in Beethoven's Mass in C, Vivaldi's Gloria, and the Mozart Reqiuem with the Winona Oratorio Chorus and Orchestra. Other recent performances include two seasons with Opera for the Young, in Madison, Wisconsin, where she toured as the title role in Rusalka, and as Pamina in Mozart's The Magic Flute. In addition, she joined the Florentine Opera in concert performances as a featured soloist, and bowed as the soprano soloist in Handel's Messiah at her alma mater, Viterbo University.

 

Katherine spent two summers as a young artist with Central City Opera, where she first performed the role of Violetta in the family performance of La Traviata, covered Kitty Hart in Dead Man Walking, and sang La Paysanne in Don Quichotte chez la Duchesse.

 

A decorated award winner, Katherine has been a regional finalist at the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions twice (2017, 2015), in addition to winning multiple encouragement awards. She has also been the recipient of the Award of Excellence and the Lew Cady Memorial Award, both from Central City Opera, the Bain Fellowship from Indiana University, and was a two time winner from the Schubert Club Competition.

 

Katherine graduated from the prestigious Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, where she studied with Costanza Cuccaro. For her performance of Hanna Glawari in The Merry Widow, the Herald Times said she “soared” and “danced nimbly.” Other performances at Indiana include Catherine in A View from the Bridge and Suor Genovieffa in Suor Angelica.

 

Originally from Holmen, Wisconsin, Katherine is a proud graduate of Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin. While completing her Bachelor's of Music in Voice, she continued to be active as a dancer, in which she has more than twelve years experience in jazz, ballet, pointe, and tap.

 

Katherine is based in Chicago, Illinois, and currently studies with Vinson Cole. When she isn't performing or practicing, she can be found cooking with her family, working out, laying on the shores of Lake Michigan reading a good book, or playing with her favorite nephew.

 
 
 
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Cast led by Katherine Weber, whose dominant performance in this engaging production was simply stunning -Opera News

 

Weber had little trouble with the role's many vocal and dramatic challenges, which served to showcase a confident singing actress with a magnetic stage presence and abundant potential.-Opera News

 

 

She sang the most demanding of arias with seemingly little effort. 

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Spinning a lovely mezza-voce, she delivered a heart breaking "Addio del passato," dropping to the floor to sing the last stanza sprawled flat on her back. -Opera News

 

 

 

 

As Hanna, Katherine Weber  portrayed the merry widow indeed; what’s more, she soared, her thespian abilities took hold, and, when called upon, danced nimbly.-Herald Times

 

 

As Violetta, the "fallen woman" of the title, soprano Katherine Weber conveyed a level of dignity and vulnerability with her acting and a voice that hit high notes with a steely edge.-Aspen Times

 

She caressed the mid-range with welcome warmth-Aspen Times

 
 
 
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Operatic Roles

Violetta La Traviata Boulder Symphony 2018

Violetta La Traviata DuPage Opera Chicago 2018

Violetta                                    La Traviata                                                Aspen Festival                         2017

Nedda (cvr)                              Pagliacci                                                    Virginia Opera                         2016

Pamina                                     Die Zauberflöte                                       Opera for the Young               2016

Violetta (cvr)*                          La Traviata                                               Central City Opera                  2015

La Paysanne                            Don Quichotte chez la Duchesse          Central City Opera                  2015

Kitty Hart (cvr)                        Dead Man Walking                                 Central City Opera                  2014

Mrs. Charlton                          Dead Man Walking                                 Central City Opera                  2014

Hanna Glawari                        Die Lustige Witwe                                   Indiana University                  2012

Catherine                                 A View from the Bridge                           Indiana University                  2011

Suor Genovieffa                      Suor Angelica                                            Indiana University                  2010

        *family performance

CONCERT

                                     Vivaldi Gloria                                          Fourth Presbyterian Chicago                                  2017

                                     A Shout Across Time                             Northwestern Symphony                                        2017

                                     20th Anniversary Concert                      Winona Oratorio                                                    2017

                                     Beethoven Mass in C                              Winona Oratorio                                                    2016

                                     Opera Concert                                         Florentine Opera                                                    2016

                                     Poulenc Stabat Mater                              Fourth Presbyterian Chicago                               2016

                                     Mozart Requiem                                      Winona Oratorio Chorus                                     2015

                                     125th Anniversary Gala Soloist               PBS and Viterbo University                                 2015

 

 

Education and Training Program

                                           Aspen Music Festival Opera Fellow                                                       Aspen Music Festival         2018

                                          Virginia Opera Young Artist                                                                     Virginia Opera                   2016

                                          Bonfils-Stanton Young Artist (Apprentice Artist)                                 Central City Opera            2015

                                          Bonfils-Stanton Young Artist (Studio)                                                    Central City Opera            2014

                                          M.M. - Vocal Performance                                                                        Indiana University             2010-2013

                                          B.M.  - Vocal Performance                                                                        Viterbo University              2006-2010

 

 

Teachers                                 Directors                              Conductors                          Directors

Vinson Cole                           Vince Liotta                      Constantine Kitsopoulos   Kevin Murphy

                                      Daniel Johnson-Wilmot       James Marvel                    John Baril                             Eric McEnaney

                                      Costanza Cuccaro                 Kenneth Cazan                 Dale Rieling                         Michael Baitzer

                                                          Elise Sandell                      Adrian Kelly                          Jay C. Rozendaal

                                                                                       Corinne Hayes                  Christopher Zemliauskas   Tom Getty

                                                                                       Keturah Grünblatt            Adam Turner                        Shelby Rhoades

                                                                                           Edward Berkeley               George Manahan                Bill Billingham

                                                                                       Garnett Bruce Lidiya Yankovskaya

                                                                                       Michael Ehrman

 
 
 

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                                                            Iolanta                   Iolanta                Chicago Opera Theater           November 2018

                                                            Rosalinda              Die Fledermaus            DuPage Opera Chicago            January 2019

 
 
 

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