Soprano, Kathryn Grumley, has been praised by the Grunion Gazette for her ability to sing “beautifully, and with impressive musicality.” In the summer of 2018, Kathryn sang the role of Magda in the Miami Music Festival’s production of Puccini’s La rondine. She was praised by the South Florida Classical Review as “dominating the stage, owning every scene from the rise of the curtain.” The same reviewer 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.”
Kathryn is excited and looking forward to be making both her company and role debut singing Mimì in St. George Opera’s production of Puccini’s La bohème this October in St. George, Utah.
Most recently, Kathryn was awarded First Place in the Artist Division of the National Opera Association’s Carolyn Bailey & Dominick Argento 2019 Vocal Competition, which was held in Salt Lake City, Utah.
In the spring of 2017, Kathryn sang the role of Kate Pinkerton in Austin Opera’s production of Madama Butterfly. She was celebrated by The Austin Chronicle stating: “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.”
A native of Phoenix, AZ, Kathryn has been featured as a guest soloist in the “Singer’s Choice for Spring” concert with the Orpheus Men’s Chorus of Phoenix. She has also been featured with her Alma Mater singing the Soprano soloist in Verdi’s Requiem.
Other operatic credits include: Mimì (cover) in La bohème, Anna Sørensen (cover) in Silent Night, Annina in La traviata, and the Nominee’s Wife in The Manchurian Candidate with Austin Opera;
Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro with Reparatory Opera Company; Marzelline in Fidelio with Celestial Opera Company; and Sister Catherine in Dead Man Walking with the Miami Music Festival. Kathryn holds a Bachelors of Music degree in Opera Performance from California State University, Long Beach. Additionally, Kathryn holds a Bachelors of Science in Nursing, is a Certified Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) and works in Austin, TX as an ER nurse.