Kathryn Henry



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.”

In the 2022/23 season, Ms. Henry has the distinct honor of working with Sir Antonio Pappano and soprano Gweneth Ann Rand as a member of the Britten Pears Young Artist Programme. Following her triumphant debut with the Santa Fe Opera in The Lord of Cries, Ms. Henry reprises the role of Lucy Harker for the East Coast premiere performance and world premiere studio recording of the cast album through the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Odyssey Opera, and Pentatone Records. She presents a recital of women composers with the Green Lake Festival of Music featuring songs of Clara Schumann, Marguerite Canal, Undine Smith Moore, Libby Larsen, Madison Cunningham, and Joni Mitchell. She also presents recitals with the Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago and the Beyond the Aria series at the Harris Theater with tenor Lawrence Brownlee and pianist Craig Terry.​

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“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