This fall Ms. Norchi will return to Wexford Festival Opera in Wexford, Ireland to sing Nelly in the main stage production of Le Songe d'une Nuit d'été. Kathleen made her role debut as the young Nanetta in Giuseppi Verdi's comedic masterpiece, Falstaff with Wexford Opera as well as debuted the role of Collatine in What Happened to Lucrece, a new opera commission by Wexford Festival Opera, composed by Andrew Synnott.
Cleveland native, soprano Kathleen Norchi is a classical singer currently based in New York City. Ms. Norchi made her role and company debut as the young Nanetta in Giuseppi Verdi's beloved comedic masterpiece Falstaff, with Wexford Festival Opera, in Ireland, where she was in residency as a 2020 Young Artist. While in Wexford, Kathleen debuted the role of Collatine in What Happened to Lucrece, a new opera commissioned by Wexford Festival Opera and composed by Andrew Synnott. She was also seen in Master Classes with Bolshoi Opera's Dmitry Vdovin, Rossini Opera Festival's Ernesto Palacio, and MET Opera star Ermonela Jaho. Kathleen will be returning to Wexford Festival Opera as a Young Artist for fall of 2021 as part of the main stage production of Le Songe d'une Nuit d'été by Ambroise Thomas. She will also be singing Giulietta in the famed Bellini opera, I Capuleti e i Montecchi.
Ms. Norchi has also 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 Darrell Babidge 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 company and enjoys playing lacrosse.