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 with pianist Sam Armstrong, featuring works of Messiaen, Debussy, and others, won the 2021 Edison Klassiek for Best Debut Recording. 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).
Highlights of her 2022-23 season include several concerts as Artist-in-Residence with Finland’s Tapiola Sinfonietta, recitals in Concertgebouw Amsterdam, De Doelen Rotterdam, and Concertgebouw Brugge, oratorio appearances with the Dutch Chamber Orchestra and Orchestra of the 18th Century, and collaborations with top U.S. ensembles A Far Cry and The Sebastians.
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, Rotterdam Philharmonic, and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and chamber music and recitals at numerous festivals throughout Europe and North America.