Kathleen was recently seen with New Amsterdam Opera performing the role of Jenny in the rare opera La Dame Blanche. In fall of 2021 Ms. Norchi returned to Wexford Festival Opera in Wexford, Ireland to sing Nelly in the main stage production of Le Songe d'une Nuit d'été, as well as Giulietta in Bellini's I Capuleti e i Montecchi. 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 has been referred to as a "clear, impactful, and elegant lyric soprano" by Opera News while performing the role of Jenny in New Amsterdams Production of La Dame Blanche. Kathleen made her role and company debut as the young Nannetta in Giuseppi Verdi's beloved comedic masterpiece Falstaff, with Wexford Festival Opera, in Ireland, where she was in residency as a 2020/2021 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 returned 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 sang Giulietta in the famed Bellini opera, I Capuleti e i Montecchi where she was praised for her "soft singing" and "well- sung performance."
Representing Opera For Peace Kathleen sang a concert at the Al Bustan International Festival in Beirut Lebanon, accompanied by Italian conductor Gianluca Marciano. Kathleen also debuted the role of Jenny in Boieldieu's La Dame Blanche with New Amsterdam Opera in NYC in 2022. In 2023 Kathleen also debuted the role of Mabel in Gilbert and Sullivans praised operetta "The Pirates of Penzance."
Kathleen earned her Masters of Music degree from Mannes, and went to the Boston Conservatory for her undergraduate education. Other recent roles Ms. Norchi has performed include Pamina (Die Zauberflote), Lady Psyche (Princess Ida), and Lucy (The Telephone).
"Soprano Kathleen Norchi in the role of Nelly, produced a confident, well-acted, and strongly sung performance"
"The role of Mabel was sung by the splendid soprano Kathleen Norchi who was given songs that seemed to send up the tropes of bel canto opera. She easily negotiated the elaborate fioritura and made a worthy love object for young Frederic"
Voce di Meche
"Sympathetic voicing and interpretation from clear, impactful, and elegant Lyric Soprano Kathleen Norchi"
"Irish-American Soprano Kathleen Norchi as Giulietta, was at her best in the many passages of soft singing required for the role."
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