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Kathryn Wright

Voice; Opera and Vocal Studies Faculty

Kathryn Wright completed studies at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro, Yale University and The Boston Conservatory. She has studied voice and opera with Phyllis Curtin and John Moriarty. Wright was the recipient of a William M. Sullivan Foundation Award and held a Tanglewood fellowship as well as apprenticeships at Santa Fe and Central City Opera. She was a second place winner in the New England Regional Metropolitan Opera Auditions and in the Providence Opera auditions.

Wright has performed leading roles with the Metropolitan Opera Guild, Chautauqua Opera, Central City Opera, Texas Opera Theater, the American Chamber Opera, the Hollybush Festival, the Minnesota Opera, the Kennedy Center and the New Music Theater Ensemble in Minneapolis. She has appeared with more than 60 orchestras in the U.S. and Canada, performing Mahler's Symphony No. 4, Mozart's c-minor Mass and Berg's Lulu Suite, the latter with the San Francisco Symphony with conductor Edo de Waart. Wright has premiered new works by a number of composers, including Jerzi Sapieyevski, Louis Stewart, Andreas Makris, Arthur Welwood, Melissa Shiflett and Nancy Fales Garrett. She has recently performed at the Seventh International Harp Congress in Prague and with the Connecticut Valley String Orchestra, the Merrimack Valley Philharmonic, the Chanctonbury Chorus in Steyning, England and the avant-garde music theater venue, LaMaMa Theater.

Her recordings can be found on the Capstone and Denouement record labels. Wright is in residency every year teaching master classes at China Conservatory in Beijing, China.

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