Katie  Van Kooten

Soprano (United States)

HGO Appearances: Mimì in La bohème (2012), Elisabetta in Mary Stuart (2012), Ellen Orford in Peter Grimes (2010), Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2009).

About the Artist: A recent graduate of the Jette Parker Young Artists Program at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, Katie Van Kooten made her company debut with New Orleans Opera this past season as Liù in Turandot, sang Antonia in The Tales of Hoffmann with Frankfurt Opera, and was the soprano soloist in Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. In July 2012, she returns to the San Francisco Symphony to sing Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with Michael Tilson Thomas. Past highlights include her house debut with Lyric Opera of Kansas City as Countess Almaviva in a new production of The Marriage of Figaro, Vitellia in La clemenza di Tito for her Frankfurt Opera debut, and Magda in La rondine for her house debuts at both the Metropolitan Opera and the Royal Opera, Covent Garden. Return engagements at Covent Garden have included Antonia in The Tales of Hoffmann opposite Rolando Villazón, Pamina in The Magic Flute, Mimì in La bohème, and Marguerite in Faust. She made her Japanese debut as Micaëla in Carmen under the direction of Seiji Ozawa, and her U.S. debut performing Marguerite in Faust with the Metropolitan Opera on the Great Lawn of Central Park.

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