Kate Fruchterman, soprano, is based in New York City. Ms. Fruchterman made her role debut of Mimì (La Bohème) with Mercury Opera last March. OperaWire described her performance as "consistently endearing... Fruchterman displayed a demure bearing which was belied by her lovely, bolder vocal approach." This spring, she will be singing the roles of Young Micol/Adriana in the workshop of Ricky Ian Gordon's new opera, The Garden of the Finzi Continis with New York City Opera. Last season saw her London debut performing the Soprano Solo in the Lord Nelson Mass and Vivaldi Gloria with the Cantamus Bach Choir & Orchestra of London and her performance of Louise in the new operetta Story of an Hour based on Kate Chopin’s short story of the same name with Gramercy Opera in Brooklyn.
She was praised for her “beautiful voice and acting finesse” portraying Anne Frank in Frid’s monodrama The Diary of Anne Frank with Opera Pomme Rouge, which was later revived at the Austrian Cultural Forum of New York. In her “appealing” role debut of Marzelline (Fidelio) at West Bay Opera, she was acclaimed as “an outstanding soprano… she offered a flawless vocal performance.” She recently recorded two new works by composer Mark Fish, Womanwork, and Wage Peace with the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, available on their website.
Recipient of the Amber Capital Scholarship through the Opera Foundation, she sang at the Teatro Regio di Torino for the 2015-16 season. In her professional debut, she sang a “gentle and graceful” Sacerdotessa in William Friedkin's production of Aida under the baton of Gianandrea Noseda, a production which streamed online with the Opera Platform project. She made her on-stage debut as Second Woman in Julien Lubek and Cecile Roussat's production of Dido and Aeneas under the baton of Federico Maria Sardelli.
During her time at the Teatro Regio, she performed the roles of Chocholka and Woodpecker (Cunning LittleVixen), Clorinda in the outreach production of La Cenerentola raccontata ai ragazzi, and the Soprano Solo in a staged production of Carmina Burana. To close out the season, she gave a "definitively interesting" performance in the role of La Fatina Smeraldina in Casella's rarely performed La Donna Serpente, and her performance of the more serious role of Mother in Henze's fairy tale children's opera Pollicino was hailed as "corretta e precisa" by GBOpera Magazine. In the opening performance of the 2016 Torino Classical Music Festival, she performed the role of Kate Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) in Piazza San Carlo.
Ms. Fruchterman holds a Master of Music from the Mannes College of Music at the New School and a Bachelor of Music from the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California. In her time with Mannes Opera, she was seen as Suor Genovieffa in their production of Suor Angelica and Corinna in Il Viaggio a Reims, as well as scenes from Albert Herring (Miss Wordsworth) and Cunning Little Vixen (Vixen). Other recent roles include Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare), Despina (Cosi Fan Tutte), and Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) with the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, and Monica (The Medium) with the Chamber Opera of USC.