Katrina Holden – Soprano

December 24, 2014 No Comments

Katherina HolderKatrina Holden blends a silvery lyric voice with a love of words that permeates her performances. Described as a “dramatic” performer with a “strong voice” by The Boston Theatre Review, she performs extensively throughout New England in opera and in recitals throughout the country. Katrina has appeared with numerous companies, including Boston Lyric Opera, Odyssey Opera, MetroWest Opera, Opera del West, Boston Opera Collaborative, and La Musica Lirica. Her performance in the title role of Massenet’s Cendrillon with MetroWest Opera was praised as “mesmerizing” and “impossible to ignore” (dedereviewsmusic.com). Previous recent seasons saw Katrina on the Boston stage in the tragic role of Beth in Mark Adamo’s opera Little Women, and reprising the role of Musetta in La Bohème after having first performed it in Novafeltria, Italy. Other stage roles include Frasquita in Carmen, Countess Charlotte in A Little Night Music, Mlle Silverpeal in The Impresario, (cover), and Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance. She has also toured in Austria as Erste Dame in a concert version of Die Zauberflöte with the AIMS Festival Orchestra under the baton of Edoardo Müller. Katrina has a special love for German lieder and has sung numerous German-focused recitals as part of the “Music in the Woods” recital series in Danvers, MA, as well as in the Schumann Liederfest Series of Jamaica Plain, MA. She also has extensive experience in early consort music, and in 2010, she toured as soprano soloist with the chamber group “Night’s Blackbird” in a recital series featuring the work of Renaissance composer John Dowland. In sacred work, highlights include the soprano solos in Handel’s Messiah, Bach Christmas Oratorio, and upcoming this season, in Britten’s Ceremony of Carols. Born and raised in Woodbridge, CT, Katrina was a 2012 Finalist in the Jenny Lind competition in Bridgeport, CT. Katrina graduated with her Master of Music in Vocal Performance from The New England Conservatory. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Music and English from Muhlenberg College where she was the recipient of the Dorothy and Dexter Baker Foundation Award in the Performing Arts and won first place in the Class of 1969 Recital Competition. She currently studies with Elisabeth Phinney. Off the stage, Katrina is married to tenor Brendan P. Buckley, and they frequently perform together in concert.

For more information, please visit: www.katrinaholden.com.

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