American lyric soprano Katherine Copland was most recently featured as Pallas Athena in The Judgment of Paris by Eccles, with harpsichordist Kenneth Cooper and orchestra, for the Washington Square Music Festival in New York City. Additionally, Ms. Copland was the soprano soloist in Brahms’ German Requiem and Handel’s Messiah, as well as Amelia in Simon Boccanegra, Micaela in Carmen and Mrs. Page in Sir John in Love with the EnCanta Collective in Manhattan. In 2009 she performed under the baton of conductor Kynan Johns as Rosalinde in Manhattan School of Music Opera Theatre’s production of Die Fledermaus. Other past performances include Female Chorus in Rape of Lucretia, Violetta in La traviata, Micaela in Carmen, 1st Lady in Die Zauberflöte, and Nedda in Pagliacci. With the International Institute of Vocal Arts in Chiari, Italy Ms. Copland performed as Magda in La rondine, Anna in Anna Bolena, Countess in Le nozze di Figaro, and Butterfly in Madama Butterfly. She completed her Bachelor of Music Degree at the University of Washington,and while there sang the roles of Badessa in Suor Angelica, Shepherdess in L’enfant et les sortilèges, as well as Counsel to the Plaintiff in an all-female cast of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Trial by Jury. In Urbania, Italy she sang the role of Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro with the Italian Operatic Experience under the baton of Louis Salermo. Ms. Copland lives in New York City and is passionately committed to teaching younger generations about singing, and the field of opera. She teaches at both Bloomingdale School of Music and Fordham University, as well as maintains a private studio in Manhattan.