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  • Writer's pictureDarryl Edwards

Katherine Whyte, soprano @ the Metropolitan Opera!

To realize dreams and career goals is a wonderful thing. Katherine Whyte began her voice studies at the University of Toronto in September 1998, at the same time I began teaching there. We worked together through her B.Mus. (Performance) and Mus.M. (Performance) degrees, until she was accepted into the Juilliard Opera Center in 2004. After a touching Gilda in Rigoletto at the English National Opera, and such Canadian Opera Company appearances as the title role in Glück’s Iphigénie en Tauride and Iris in Handel’s Semele, she is returning to the Metropolitan Opera as Brigitta in Tchaikovky’s Iolanta.

Anna Netrebko, centre, with Cassandra Zoé Velasco, left, and Katherine Whyte, right. Metropolitan Opera: Iolanta

Katherine sang her first leading role as Mimì in La Bohème at the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy (COSI) in 2008. With the COSI Connection in May, 2014, she appeared in recital with pianist Steven Philcox. Katherine is also a very effective teacher and master class clinician, will be teaching a studio class for my U of T students this month!

Katherine Whyte, soprano

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