Making her company debut during the 2018-19 season, Katrina Galka appears as Blonde in OSJ’s company premiere of Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio. Recent engagements for Ms. Galka include Adina in Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love and her role debut as Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto, both for Portland Opera. She also returned to Arizona Opera as Cunegonde in Bernstein’s Candide, Rosina in Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, Woglinde in Wagner’s Das Rheingold, and a quartet of roles in Morganelli’s Hercules vs Vampires as well as joining the Las Vegas Philharmonic for Handel’s Messiah.
Other credits include role and company debuts with Atlanta Opera for Blonde in The Abduction from the Seraglio, and at the Glimmerglass Festival as Atalanta in Handel’s Xerxes. She also appeared as the First Wood Nymph in Dvorak’s Rusalka, Clorinda in Rossini’s La cenerentola, and for its world premiere of Bohlmer’s The Riders of the Purple Sage with Arizona Opera.
On the concert stage, Ms. Galka has joined the Rhode Island Civic Chorale for the Angel in Respighi’s Laude to the Nativity and Handel’s Messiah. She sang Elvira in excerpts of Rossini’s L’italiana in Algeri with the Oregon Symphony and Violetta in excerpts of Verdi’s La traviata with the Metropolitan Youth Symphony.
Ms. Galka is a three-time regional award winner in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and was the first-place winner of the Mario Lanza Scholarship. She has also received awards from the National Opera Association Vocal Competition, Marcello Giordani International Vocal Competition, and the Heida Hermanns International Vocal Competition.
She holds a Master of Music from Boston University, and earned a Bachelor of Music from Southern Methodist University, from which she graduated summa cum laude.
Please visit Ms. Galka’s website for more information.