Cleveland native, soprano Kathleen Norchi is a classical and musical theatre singer, currently based in New York City. Ms. Norchi will be making her role and company debut as the young Nanetta in Giuseppi Verdi's beloved comedic masterpiece Falstaff, with Wexford Festival Opera, in Wexford, Ireland, where she will be in residency as a 2020 Young Artist. While in Wexford, Kathleen will be debuting the role of Collatine in a new opera commission by Wexford Festival Opera, composed by Andrew Synnott, What Happened to Lucrece. She can also be seen in Master Classes with Bolshoi Opera's Dmitry Vdovin, Rossini Opera Festival's Ernesto Palacio, and MET Opera star Ermonela Jaho.
Ms. Norchi has most recently been seen as Mabel in Gilbert & Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance, with Utopia Opera, in NYC. She will soon be returning to Utopia to make her Carmen debut as Frasquita, which was originally scheduled for March 2020, but has been postponed due to the effects of COVID-19. She is also scheduled for a postponed performance of Hansel and Gretel with City Lyric Opera, to happen at an undetermined future date.
Kathleen earned her Masters of Music degree from Mannes, and went to the Boston Conservatory for her undergraduate education, and currently studies with Bonnie Hamilton in NYC. Other recent roles Ms. Norchi has performed include Pamina (Die Zauberflote), Lady Psyche (Princess Ida), and Lucy (The Telephone). When she is not performing, Ms. Norchi works for a Cloud startup company, and enjoys playing lacrosse.