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.
Her album Regards sur l’Infini (Messiaen, Delbos, Debussy, Dutilleux, and Saariaho) with pianist Sam Armstrong won the 2021 Edison Klassiek Award for Best Debut. Since its release, it 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). The duo’s second album together, Forget This Night, will be released in November 2023 and will feature works of Lili Boulanger, Karol Szymanowski, and Grażyna Bacewicz.
Highlights of recent seasons include being named 2022-23 Artist-in-Residence with Finland’s Tapiola Sinfonietta; song recitals in Concertgebouw Amsterdam, De Doelen Rotterdam, and Concertgebouw Brugge; Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Konstanze) and Don Giovanni (Donna Anna) in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Hungary, and Ecuador; appearances with the Dutch National Opera, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Orchestra of the 18th Century, Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, and BBC Scottish and Welsh Symphony Orchestras; and chamber music at numerous festivals throughout Europe and North America.