Lauded as “a smart singer” and described as having "a flexible voice with considerable sheen" (Music in Cincinnati, May 2009), Canadian soprano Katherine Giaquinto is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and began her performing career as a professional actress in Canadian film and television. Katherine’s opera roles include Alice in Verdi’s Falstaff – both at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) in 2009 and at UCLA in 2008; Tytania in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Pamina in Die Zauberflöte; the title role in The Merry Widow; and, in 2010, a return to her background as a professional swordfighter as Clorinda in Monterverdi’s Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda at CCM. Katherine was also a study cover for the title role in Handel’s Alcina at Wolf Trap Opera in 2008. In addition to her operatic repertoire, Katherine has become a go-to singer in the contemporary music scene, and she continues to cultivate relationships with living composers. Katherine received her Master of Music degree from CCM, and her Bachelor of Arts in Music from UCLA. She continues to be an active performer in both film and opera, and can be seen starring in the upcoming film The Ghastly Love of Johnny X, to be released in late 2011. Please visit www.katherinegiaquinto.com for more information about Katherine’s upcoming performances.