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Katie Van Kooten

Soprano—United States

About the artist:

American soprano Katie Van Kooten’s operatic and concert appearances continue to thrill audiences and garner praise for her “powerful, gleaming soprano.” Of her recent role debut as Tatyana in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, the Houston Chronicle wrote, “Her singing is extraordinary in its radiance, power and sheer expressiveness. Her ‘Letter Scene’ alone, would be reason enough to attend.” 

Highlights of the 2019-2020 season include returns to the Metropolitan Opera as the Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle, and to Oper Frankfurt to reprise her acclaimed portrayal of Ellen Orford in Peter GrimesConcert appearances include Verdi’s Requiem with the Phoenix Symphony and Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with Chamber Music of Amarillo. 


Last season, Ms. Van Kooten made her house debut with Arizona Opera as the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro. In concert, she performed Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, as well as Verdi’s Requiem with the Eugene Symphony.   

Career highlights include her house debut at the Metropolitan Opera as Magda in La Rondine; Tatyana in Eugene Onegin, Elisabetta in Maria Stuarda, and Mimì in La bohème at Houston Grand Opera; Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni at Dallas Opera; Elettra in Idomeneo and Vitellia in La Clemenza di Tito at Oper Frankfurt; and Mimì and the Countess at Lyric Opera of Kansas City. 

A graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, Ms. Van Kooten studied voice with Rudolf Piernay. She received her Bachelor’s degree in vocal performance from Biola University where she studied with Dr. Jeanne Robison and is a graduate and perpetual member of the Torrey Honors Institute. 

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