German-born mezzo-soprano Kathrin Welte’s 2014⁄15 season highlights included continued performances with the Serenata at St. John’s series, presenting Bach cantatas BWV 35, 61, 23 and 12, as well as interpreting the role of Arsamene in Handel’s Serse for Opera da Camera. In the previous season she debuted with Montréal’s Compagnie Baroque Mont-Royal as Namuel in Il Serptente di Bronzo as well as performing the role of Prince Charmant in Opera da Camera’s production of Cendrillon. Other opera roles include Marcellina in Le Nozze di Figaro (Opera da Camera), Mrs. Nolan in The Medium (Zerf Productions), L’Opinion Publique in Orphée aux Enfers and Katisha in The Mikado (The Montreal West Operatic Society) and Nicklausse in Les contes d’Hoffmann (Opera Brasov, Romania). She has frequently been heard as the invited alto soloist in Bach cantatas with Serenata at St. John’s, in numerous recitals with Opera da Camera (Le tour du monde en une nuit, Voyage d’amour, Bouquet Printanier) in addition to being a soloist in art song recitals in Québec and New Brunswick. Most recently she presented Winterreise in North Hatley, QC with collaborative pianist Benjamin Kwong. A graduate of Mount Allison University (Bachelor of Music), Ms Welte received her Master’s degree in Solo Vocal Performance at McGill University and additional performance training at the prestigious Mozarteum Conservatory’s Summer Academy in Salzburg, Austria and the St. Andrews Opera Workshop. She has been recipient of numerous development grants from the New Brunswick Arts Board and has been first prize winner at the NATS voice competition in Montréal.
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