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Katharine Sanford makes her company debut with OSJ during the 2018-19 season, appearing as Kate Pinkerton in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. Recent engagements for Ms. Sanford include appearing with Nashville Opera as Dorabella in Mozart’s Così fan tutte and Prince Orlofsky in Strauss’ Die Fledermaus. For Opera Colorado, she performed the role of Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly and the Second Lady in Mozart’s The Magic Flute. In the autumn of 2017 she made her joint role and company debut as Nicklausse in Pacific Northwest Opera’s production of Offenbach’s Les contes d’Hoffmann. She immediately followed that with her New York debut on a concert program devoted to operatic trouser role characters under the aegis of the Metropolitan Opera Guild.

On the concert stage, Ms. Sanford recently appeared with the Baltimore Choral Society as alto soloist in Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass and with the Fresno Master Chorale as alto soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. She joined the Bakersfield Master Chorale for Handel’s Messiah in the Winter of 2018.

Ms. Sanford has fulfilled young artist residencies with such prestigious regional companies as Nashville Opera, Opera Colorado, and Des Moines Metro Opera. She earned her Masters degree at the University of Michigan and her undergraduate degree at the University of Maryland.

Please visit Ms. Sanford’s website for more information.