Soprano Katharine Dain performs opera, chamber music, orchestral repertoire, and oratorio on international stages. She is also a writer, a curator of unusual programs, and a probing collaborator on artistic projects of many kinds.
Highlights of her 2021-22 season include a new production with the Dutch National Opera created in partnership with Manoj Kamps and Lisenka Heijboer Castañon, a tour of Mozart’s Der Schauspieldirektor with the Orchestra of the 18th Century under Kenneth Montgomery, a first appearance with Helsinki’s Tapiola Sinfonietta in Kaija Saariaho’s Emilie-Suite under Ryan Bancroft, and Bach’s Matthäus-Passion with the Nederlands Kamerorkest under Jonathan Cohen. In recent seasons, Katharine has sung Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Konstanze) and Don Giovanni (Donna Anna) in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Hungary, and Ecuador, concert works and song cycles with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and many others, and chamber music and recitals at festivals throughout Europe. Her 2020 lockdown disc Regards sur l’Infini with pianist Sam Armstrong, featuring works of Messiaen, Debussy, and others, has been lavishly praised in the press: “fearless … beautifully controlled … exquisite” (Gramophone); “a stunning album … ecstatic pianism, stratospheric outbursts, sultry sighs and pure beauty … breathtaking” (NRC).