Kathryn Frady, soprano
British-American soprano Kathryn Frady has been widely praised for her vocal range and dramatic talent. Kathryn continues to create dynamic and vivid characters, thrilling audiences and critics alike throughout the United States and Europe. Recent credits include roles with Diversita Opera Company in Dallas, Opera in the City Festival, London, England; The Mediterranean Opera Festival, New Orleans Opera, Opera Carolina, Knoxville Opera, Cleveland Opera Theatre, Marble City Opera, The Pierre Cardin Theatre in Paris, and National Opera Center in New York City. Upcoming performances include Tosca with the Helena Symphony; and the title role in Suor Angelica with Marble City Opera.
Kathryn’s performance of La Traviata with Marble City Opera was named "Most Memorable Operatic Performance of 2017 by Arts Knoxville, which noted that Kathryn's voice possessed "the silky subtlety and delicacy to contrast with the requisite power the role demands. Her performance was dramatically personal and intensely musically satisfying.” Of her most recent performance of Poulenc’s The Human Voice, Arts Knoxville noted “Frady’s brilliance as a soprano capable of riveting the audience’s attention - in vocal depth, in lyrical beauty, and in a marvelously conceived ebb and flow of posture and attitude - was as rewarding as it gets in theater.” TN Today called the same performance “nothing short of a tour de force.”
A passionate advocate and prolific performer of modern operatic repertoire, Frady has been honored to perform two leading roles in World Premier productions of Griffen Candey's operas. Frady performed the role of Kate in Griffen Candey's Sweets By Kate and Jo in Candey's Follow Suit. Kathryn’s performance of Amelia in the World Premier of Larry Delinger’s opera Amelia Lost, was named “Most Memorable Operatic Performance of 2014.” Arts Knoxville called the performance “a sensational theatre experience.” Kathryn has also reprised the role in Cleveland, New York, and London. The composer has since dedicated the opera to Frady.