Hailed for her “clean coloratura and silvery voice”, Kathryn Henry is quickly making a name for herself as one of the most promising young sopranos to watch. A Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions finalist in 2015, she continues to graciously move audiences with her “flawless sense of line” and “shimmering warmth of sound” that “combines dignity and strength with profound sorrow.”
This past summer Ms. Henry had the distinct honor of joining the Santa Fe Opera, where she performed the role of Lucy Harker in the world premiere of John Corigliano’s The Lord of Cries and covered the role of Helena in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Following her success as Micaëla in La tragédie de Carmen, Kathryn makes her highly anticipated return to the Florentine Opera Company this spring as the title role in Viardot’s Cendrillon.
Ms. Henry’s further operatic credits include La Contessa in Le nozze di Figaro, Governess in The Turn of the Screw, First Lady in Die Zauberflöte, and the title role in Suor Angelica.
During her studies at the Juilliard School, she was seen on the mainstage as Arminda in La Finta Giardiniera and covered the title role in Janáček’s Katya Kabanova. Additionally, she has covered Juliette in Roméo et Juliette with Wolf Trap Opera and Mimi in La bohéme with the Chautauqua Institution.
Acclaimed for her interpretation of song and symphonic works, Kathryn has appeared as a guest soloist with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, and National Symphony Orchestra. In recital, she has performed alongside pianists Brian Zeger, Craig Rutenburg, and Mikael Eliasen. She continued to work on song repertoire while being a member of the 2020 Steans Music Institute at the Ravinia Festival.
Next season, Ms. Henry is thrilled to be joining the Ryan Opera Center at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.