Katrina Thurman


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 American 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, The Glimmerglass Festival, Florentine Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, New York City Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Opera Omaha, Utah Opera, Tulsa Opera, American Opera Projects, Syracuse Opera, Sacramento Opera, Shippensburg Music Festival, Anchorage Opera, Piedmont Opera, Shreveport Opera, Indianapolis Opera, Center for Contemporary Opera, and the Aspen Music Festival. Her 2019-2020 season saw the release of her Blanche Ingram in Karchin’s Jane Eyre on the Naxos label, her return to The Metropolitan Opera for Akhnaten, and her debut with Intermountain Opera as Lois Lane/Bianca in Kiss Me, Kate. Upcoming seasons include her return to the Metropolitan Opera for Die Frau ohne Schatten.

Notable roles for Ms. Thurman include Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Musetta in La bohème, Adina in L'elisir d'amore, Hanna Glawari in The Merry Widow, Violetta in La traviata, Gilda in Rigoletto, Gabrielle in La vie parisienne, Marzelline in Fidelio, Adele in Die Fledermaus, Belinda in Dido and Aeneas, Vénus in Rameau's Dardanus, Aljeja in Janacek's From the House of  the Dead, Najade in Ariadne auf Naxos, and Diana in Orpheus in the Underworld. Equally at ease in operetta and musical theatre, she has performed Maria in The Sound of Music, Rosabella in The Most Happy Fella, Yum-Yum in The Mikado, Bianca/Lois Lane in Kiss Me, Kate, and in Pops concerts with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Opera, and the Cincinnati Symphony. Well-versed in contemporary works, Ms. Thurman has been seen as Mrs. Naidoo in Philip Glass's  Satyagraha, Lightfoot McClendon in Carlisle Floyd's Cold Sassy Tree, and has performed in multiple world premieres: as Liz in Conrad Cummings' The Golden Gate, Isabella Beecher in Victoria Bond's Mrs. President, and Martha in Romulus and Blanche Ingram in Jane Eyre, both by Louis Karchin.

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"Jennifer Zetlan, with her resplendent tone and dazzlingly clear delivery, gives a ceaselessly compelling, emotionally complex performance. . .  Other high points include a passage for Blanche, the snobbish beauty Rochester has no intention of marrying, who can scarcel...


Somewhere between the world of opera and the world of modern theater lives “Kiss Me, Kate,” a play within a play brought to life in Bozeman at the Ellen Theatre this weekend.

“Kiss Me, Kate” follows the tale of Lilli and Fred, two married-but-separated actors putting...


"The production features a top-notch cast of beautifully matched, technically polished voices, which belong to a group of theatrically savvy singer/actors. Creating engaging, credible characters and playing off one another beautifully, cast members deliver Rossini’s mu...


"Katrina Thurman’s pure, fluttering soprano well opposed the percussive movement of the ensemble." -NY Theatre Guide

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"As Rochester’s matrimonially minded friend Blanche Ingram, soprano Katrina Thurman was appropriately highhanded and domineering."

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