While a member of OSJ’s resident company, Katharine Gunnink appeared as Bianca in Puccini’s La rondine and covered the roles of Fiordiligi (Mozart’s Così fan tutte), Magda (La rondine), Senta (Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman) and several others. Other recent engagements for Ms. Gunnink include Santuzza and Nedda in Opera San Luis Obispo’s double bill of Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, and Mimì in their production of Puccini’s La bohème. Other performances included 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.
Other roles in her repertoire include he 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 andElvira 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.