Kate Fruchterman, soprano, is based in New York City. She is a recipient of the Opera Foundation’s Amber Capital Scholarship. In her “appealing” Marzelline earlier this season she was praised as “an outstanding soprano…she offered a flawless vocal performance,” in West Bay Opera’s production of Fidelio. This spring, she recorded two new works by Bay Area composer Mark Fish with the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, which will be released later this year.
Through the the Amber Capital Scholarship from the Opera Foundation, she sang at the Teatro Regio di Torino for the 2015-16 season. To open the season, she appeared in "bella figura" as La Sacerdotessa in William Friedkin's production of Aida under the baton of Gianandrea Noseda, a production which is currently streaming 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), and three performances as Clorinda in La Cenerentola raccontata ai ragazzi. 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.