Hailed by Opera News as “vibrant,” American soprano Katherine Polit is quickly gaining recognition on the concert and operatic stage. Her most recent performances include Mozart’s Exsultate, jubilate with the Helena Symphony, Pamina in The Magic Flute with Pacific Symphony, Vivaldi’s Gloria at Lincoln Center and Samuel Barber’s Knoxville, Summer of 1915 with the Owensboro Symphony.
She has also been featured with Virgina Opera, Opera Naples, Opera Louisiane, Ohio Light Opera, Charlotte Symphony, Opera Naples, La Jolla Symphony, and Charlottesville Opera. Ännchen (Der Freischütz), Musetta (La Bohème), Nannetta (Falstaff), Clorinda (Rossini’s Cinderella), Fiona (Brigadoon), and Rose Maybud (Ruddigore), and Papagena in (Die Zauberflöte) are among her notable roles. Accolades include being chosen as a finalist in both the Rochester Idol Competition and the Fritz and Lavinia Jensen Foundation Competition.
Katherine completed her Doctor of Music in Vocal Literature and Performance at Indiana University. She received recognition for her excellence in recital with a Performer’s Certificate and took part in projects with IU’s Early Music Institute and The Bloomington Bach Cantata Project. She holds a Master of Music in Opera Performance from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Humanities and Arts from Carnegie Mellon University.