Kathryn Henry

Soprano

Biography

Hailed for her “clean coloratura and silvery voice”, Kathryn Henry is quickly making a name for herself as one of the most promising young sopranos to watch. She graciously moves audiences with her “flawless sense of line” and “shimmering warmth of sound” that “combines dignity and strength with profound sorrow.”

The 2021-2022 season is already brimming with exciting performances. This summer she had the distinct honor of joining the Santa Fe Opera, where she performed the role of Lucy Harker in the world premiere of John Corigliano’s The Lord of Cries and covered the role of Helena in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Following her success as Micaëla in La tragédie de Carmen, Kathryn makes her highly anticipated return to the Florentine Opera Company as the title role in Viardot’s Cendrillon.

In her studies as a Toulmin Foundation Scholar at the prestigious Juilliard School in New York City, Kathryn was seen on the mainstage as Arminda in La Finta Giardiniera and covered the title role in Janáček’s Katya Kabanova. She had the honor of celebrating the 80th birthdays of William Bolcom and John Corigliano as part of the New York Festival of Song at Juilliard, alongside legendary pianist Steven Blier.

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Reviews

“Soprano Kathryn Henry sang with magnificent color and simplicity. Her pure, shimmering voice beautifully conveyed the emotional impact and transported the music into the realm of the sublime.”

 

William Barnewitz

Urban Milwaukee

Henry crafted long, elegant phrases, made artfully reserved use of dynamics, sang with a pure, ringing sound, and gave an intimately expressive delivery. Her flawless sense of line and the shimmering warmth of her sound combined dignity and strength with profound sorrow”

 

Elaine Schmidt

Milwaukee Journal Sentinal

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“Ms. Henry successfully holds her own among her seasoned castmates, her crystalline, supple soprano shimmering with heartfelt phrasings. Her voice is even throughout the range, and in her aria… she displays an upper register of considerable sheen and amplitude.”

Opera Today

Henry triumphed in the part. Her lovely lyric voice met every expressive demand, from her plaintive moments of deep emotion in Act I to the tense, dramatic encounter with Dionysus/Dracula in Act II. “Hush, Darling, hush,” her lullaby to her tortured husband Jonathan in the second act, was especially moving.

Sharps and Flatirons

“The part of the program we enjoyed the most was his partnership with soprano Kathryn Henry… Ms. Henry offers a generous sound, a pleasing vibrato, and clear German.  More importantly, she colored each song differently, giving “Zueignung” a full measure of passion, matched by Mr. LaNasa’s piano”

Voce di Meche

Kathryn Henry, soprano was the first, singing “Je dis que rien ne m’épouvante” from Bizet’s Carmen. She sang with power and precision, good breath control, poignant French and evoked Micaela’s basic goodness.”

“Ms. Henry need not worry, her voice rang free and clear. Her encore later on was, “It never was you” from Kurt Weil’s “Knickerbocker Holiday.” It was a captivating Broadway song with wistful and beguiling tone and Ms. Henry sang it beautifully. Kathryn Henry is a charming singer with a beautiful voice and a kilowatt smile. All of this was part of her satisfying presentation as a young artist as George Gershwin would say or Georges Guétary in the film An American in Paris “on her way to the stairway to paradise.”

Brooklyn Discovery

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