A native of Ireland, mezzo-soprano Kate Allen will be recognized by local audiences for her performance of Baba the Turk in Music Academy of the West’s production of The Rake’s Progress. This coming season, she will debut with Camerata Pacifica in a program that includes Dvorák’s Gypsy Songs. Her repertoire includes the title role in Handel’s Giulio Cesare, Dorabella in Così Fan Tutte, the Witch in Hansel and Gretel, and Mother Marie in Dialogues of the Carmelites. She recently performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. as part of the Conservatory Project Performances, representing the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and took part in the Lieder Alive! masterclass seminar with renowned baritone Håkan Hagegård. She holds degrees from the Conservatory of Music and Drama in Dublin and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where she studied with César Ulloa. She was a 2011 First Prize Winner in the San Francisco district Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
~ OSB Debut
* 2012|2013 Studio Artist