American soprano Katie Van Kooten’s operatic and concert appearances continue to thrill audiences and earn her praise for using her “powerful, gleaming soprano” to bring vibrancy and life to all of her performances.
Ms. Van Kooten began the 2013–14 season with a return to Frankfurt Opera for her first Elettra in Mozart’s Idomeneo. She then made her debut with the Florida Orchestra performing in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. During the holidays, Ms. Van Kooten returned to the San Francisco Symphony for Handel’s Messiah. After a highly acclaimed performance as the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro, she returned to the Lyric Opera of Kansas City and took the stage as Mimi in Puccini’s La Bohème. She ended her season with performances of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Louisville Symphony under the baton of Jorge Mester.
A graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, Ms. Van Kooten studies 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.