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Katharine GunninkKatharine Gunnink* returns during the 2018-19 season as a member of OSJ’s resident company. During the 2017-18 season, Ms. Gunnink appeared as Bianca in Puccini’s La rondine and covered the roles of Fiordiligi (Mozart’s Così fan tutte), Magda (La rondine), and Senta (Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman).

Roles performed recently by Ms. Gunnink include Santuzza and Nedda in Opera San Luis Obispo’s double bill of Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, and she looks forward to returning to perform Mimì in their production of Puccini’s La bohème. Other performances on Ms. Gunnink’s schedule include Lady with a Cake Box for Argento’s Postcards from Morocco with Sin City opera in Las Vegas, and a series of concerts performing Poulenc’s La Voix Humaine across the US this spring.  

Other roles in her repertoire include the title role in Janacek’s Jenůfa with Opera Slavica, and covering Senta in Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman, as well as covering the title role in Puccini’s  Tosca, Donna Anna and Elvira in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, and Hanna Glawari in Lehar’s The Merry Widow with Utah Festival Opera. 

Awards received include First Place in the 2013 Irene Dalis Vocal Competition.      

A native of Sonoma County, California, she completed her master’s degree and post-graduate work in Opera Performance at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

Please visit Ms. Gunnink’s website for additional information.

*Ms. Gunnink’s residency made possible by an artist fellowship from the Gibson Walters Memorial Fund.