Soprano Kathryn Grumley was reviewed by the South Florida Classical Review as “dominating the stage, owning every scene from the rise of the curtain” following her performance as Magda in the 2018 Miami Music Festival production of Puccini’s La rondine. The same reviewer also noted that she has “the hall-filling spinto voice to float Puccini’s phrases with ardor as well as subtlety…and sung with just the right touch of lifting enchantment.” The Grunion Gazette has noted her ability to sing “beautifully, and with impressive musicality.” The Austin Chronicle has written that “her voice possesses a rich, caramel quality that beautifully suits her character’s choices as she sings the role with elements of sadness, fear, and remorse.”
Kathryn has been selected to sing the lead role of Krystyna Zywulska in Jake Heggie’s opera Out of Darkness, Two Remain being produced by the Alumni Division of the Miami Music Festival in May. In June, Kathryn will travel to the Czech Republic to sing with Opernfest Prague 2020 as a Voice Fellow and will sing in the Gala Final Concert held at the Severočeské Divadlo. In November, she will take the stage as the role of Barbarina in Austin Opera’s production of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro. Her most recent roles include Mimì in St. George Opera Company’s production of Puccini’s La bohème and as the Soprano Soloist with the Austin Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Handel’s Messiah.
Other operatic highlights include: Soprano Soloist in Verdi’s Requiem; Magda in La rondine; Mimì in La bohème, Anna Sørensen (cover) in Silent Night; Annina in La traviata; Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly; the Nominee’s Wife in The Manchurian Candidate; Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro; Marzelline in Fidelio; and Sister Catherine in Dead Man Walking. She was awarded First Place in the Artist Division of the National Opera Association’s Carolyn Bailey & Dominick Argento Vocal Competition in 2019.
A native of Phoenix, AZ, Kathryn holds a Bachelor of Music in Opera Performance from California State University, Long Beach. Additionally, Kathryn holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Mount St. Mary’s University, Los Angeles. She currently lives in Austin, TX, and works between performances as a per diem Certified Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) in a large Austin hospital Emergency Department.