Soprano, Kathleen Monson continues to delight crowds with her clear tone and confident stage presence. Kathleen began her 2017 season at the Wilmette Center for the performing Arts as Agatha, in Guys and Dolls. She continued her season in Fidelio at the Princeton Festival under the direction of Richard Tang Yuk. This past summer she was invited as a vocal fellow with Opernfest Prague, under the direction of Maestro Richard Hein. She will continue her season joining Soirée Lyrique, as the role of Marlena and covering the role of Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus. This December Kathleen will make her debut with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic appearing as the soprano soloist in their Holiday Pops Concert series.
Previous credits include; Rosalinde, Die Fledermaus; Suor Genoveffa, Suor Angelica; Susanna, Le Nozze Di Figaro; Micaëla, Carmen; Just Jeannette, Too Many Sopranos; Alma Hicks, The Music Man; Nicemis, Thespis; Emily, A Christmas Carol and Barbarina, Le Nozze Di Figaro. She has performed throughout the United States with the New York Philharmonic, Utah Lyric Opera, Opera West, Connecticut Lyric Opera, Golden Rose Opera Works (NYC), Utopia Opera, (NYC), and Chelsea Opera. International collaborations include appearances with JK Music Productions for performances in Singapore, and Resorts World Genting, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Currently residing in Chicago, Illinois, Kathleen received her Masters of Music from the Manhattan School of Music, and her Bachelors of Music from the University of Montana. Kathleen currently resides with her husband in Chicago Il, and can often be seen with her classical trio of redheaded sopranos, Canto Zenzero.