A PERSONAL TAKE
I am a wife and a dog mom to our pup Kai, the cutest dog in the world. I have wonderful friends and family... and I might just be one of the biggest dorks ever. I love to get a laugh and sinking my teeth into comic roles! In 2019, my husband and I started East Passyunk Opera Project, aka ePOP in Philly. ePOP’s mission is to expand community awareness and access to opera, musical theater, and art song by collaborating with high quality artists to bring innovative and accessible performances to Philadelphians. We pledge to raise funding and awareness for organizations that make a positive impact on our community and I'm proud to say Team ePOP for the Cure raised over $90,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Man and Woman of the year campaign in 2021.
Soprano Katrina Thurman has been praised for her “remarkably vibrant and flexible voice” (Gramophone) and her “wonderfully clear sound and natural warmth of character” (Opera News). She is a versatile artist who has built a solid reputation performing traditional operatic repertoire while also specializing in contemporary opera and musical theatre. Her repertoire encompasses over 45 roles in six languages and has taken her to theaters including the Metropolitan Opera, Opéra de Lyon and Festival Lyrique de Belle-Ile en Mer (France), Oper Bonn (Germany), Opera Philadelphia, The Dallas Opera, Glimmerglass Festival, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Florentine Opera, New York City Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Opera Omaha, Utah Opera, Tulsa Opera, American Opera Projects, Syracuse Opera, Aspen Music Festival Sacramento Opera, Anchorage Opera, Shreveport Opera, and Indianapolis Opera.
Ms. Thurman is a noted specialist in contemporary opera and created the roles of Liz in Cummings’ The Golden Gate (American Opera Projects), Blanche Ingram in Karchin’s
Jane Eyre (Center for Contemporary Opera & recording on Naxos label), Isabella Beecher in Bond’s Mrs. President (Anchorage Opera), and Martha in Karchin’s Romulus (American Opera Projects) which was also recorded on the Naxos label. Other portrayals include Mrs. Naidoo in Glass’s Satyagraha (Oper Bonn), Amy in Adamo’s Little Women (Syracuse Opera), and Lightfoot McClendon in Floyd’s Cold Sassy Tree (Opera Omaha tour). Her 2020-2021 season’s engagements included digital appearances with Intermountain Opera and The Metropolitan Opera’s cancelled production of Die Frau ohne Schatten. The 2021-2022 season sees her debut with Opera Naples as Hildy in On the Town and her stage debut with The Metropolitan Opera as Meretaten in Akhnaten.