katharine

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 all kinds.

 

Recent seasons include performances of Mozart Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Konstanze) and Don Giovanni (Donna Anna) in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Hungary, and Ecuador, engagements with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and Antwerp Symphony, and repeat invitations to chamber music and song festivals throughout Europe. Her 2020 lockdown disc Regards sur l’Infini with pianist Sam Armstrong 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).

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2020 album release:

Regards sur l’Infini

an extraordinarily polished and thought-through disc

—The Guardian
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fall ’21 highlights

AUGUST 8 & 15

 

L. Boulanger: Clairières dans le ciel
and songs of Berg, Schönberg, and Brahms

with pianist Sam Armstrong

Utrecht & Oegstgeest

OCTOBER 9-20

 

Mozart: Der Schauspieldirektor (Madame Herz)

with the Orchestra of the 18th Century under Kenneth Montgomery

Breda, Nijmegen, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Zwolle, Utrecht, Eindhoven, Den Haag

DECEMBER 17

 

Saariaho: Emilie-Suite

with the Tapiola Sinfonietta under Ryan Bancroft

Helsinki

lately on the blog

  • wells of love, lasagnas of protection

    There are different wells within your heart. Some fill with each good rain, Others are far too deep for that. In one well You have just a few precious cups of water, That “love” is literally something of yourself, It can grow as slow as a diamond If it is lost. Your love Should never be ...

  • the things I am still, a year in, trying to tell myself

    Someday, you will recognize how brave you were. Someday, you will recognize that your grief was reasonable, whether it was connected to a specific loss or not. Someday, you will (possibly) forgive yourself for your unearned privileges—a home, a few close people, tolerance of solitude, money and fo...

  • Regards sur l’Infini: Reactions

    Sam and I have been overwhelmed by the response to Regards sur l’Infini, our debut disc as a duo, the project that kept us both moving forward through the hardest months of 2020. We’ve heard from many friends, and critics (see below), and critics who are now friends because they sought u...

© Katharine Dain 2021