Katrina Galka, soprano
The Oregonian praises soprano Katrina Galka, exclaiming that she “thrilled with fine coloratura filigree and pure high notes.” In the 2017-18 season, she returns to Portland Opera to debut Gilda in Rigoletto. She also returns to Arizona Opera as Cunegonde in Candide, Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, and Woglinde in Das Rheingold as well as joins the Las Vegas Philharmonic for Handel’s Messiah. Last season, she made role and company debuts with Atlanta Opera for Blondchen in Die Entführung aus dem Serail and at the Glimmerglass Festival as Atalanta in Xerxes. She also joined Arizona Opera as the First Wood Nymph in Rusalka, Clorinda in La cenerentola and Dallas Opera as Voice I in Cuomo’s Arjuna’s Dilemma, presented as the company hosted the annual Opera America conference.
While former resident artist of Portland Opera, she sang Adina in L’elisir d’amore, Johanna in Sweeney Todd, Elvira in L’italiana in Algeri, Papagena in Die Zauberflöte, and Frasquita in Carmen. She sang prior performances of Papagena in Die Zauberflöte and Isabel in The Pirates of Penzance with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and joined the CoOperative Program as Marie in La fille du régiment.
On the concert stage, she has joined the Rhode Island Civic Chorale for the Angel in Respighi’s Laude to the Nativity and Handel’s Messiah. She sang Elvira in excerpts of L’italiana in Algeri with the Oregon Symphony. In 2011, Katrina performed in the east coast premiere of Jake Heggie’s Pieces of 9/11 as the Girl Soprano with Mr. Heggie at the piano.