News & ReviewsIntroducing A Fall Tapestry guest artist: Katherine Altobello
November 22, 2015
Native Austinite and mezzo-soprano Katherine Altobello is thrilled to make her debut with the Austin Symphonic Band in Ron Nelson’s Aspen Jubilee. She has been hailed a “spitfire . . . having the energy, concentration, and stamina to make it look easy.” (Daily Progress News, Charlottesville, VA). Her musical versatility and dramatic ability allow her to perform in a vast array of musical styles and genres.
Altobello has performed with San Diego Opera, the New York City Ballet, Austin Lyric Opera, Tulsa Opera, the Austin Chamber Ensemble, Austin’s LOLA, Opera in the Heights, Ash-Lawn Opera, Brevard Music Center, Wildwood Opera, and Lexington Music Theatre. Favorite roles include Suzuki in Madama Butterfly, Hansel in Hansel und Gretel, Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, and Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd.
In concert, Altobello recently made her Lincoln Center Avery Fisher Hall debut in Ravel’s Trois beaux oiseaux du paradis with the National Chorale. She has been a soloist with the Knoxville Symphony, Music in the Heights (NYC), the Mineola Choral Society (NYC), the Alpha Omega Ensemble (NYC), Southwestern University, and Manhattan School of Music (in a collaborative recital with Warren Jones).
Altobello holds a master of music in voice from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music and a bachelor of arts in music and theatre from Southwestern University’s Sarofim School of Fine Arts. She resides in Austin where she enjoys teaching classical singing to people of all ages, and is the alto soloist/section leader at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church.