Lauded as “smart singer” with a “gorgeous, clear lyric soprano voice” (Operaworld.com), soprano Katherine Powers is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and began her performing career as an actor in Canadian film and television. Her background in theater and film has made her a favorite among directors and conductors for her impassioned performances, and she is also in demand as a new music specialist. She made her LA Opera debut in 2015 in the Grammy Award-winning production of The Ghosts of Versailles, and has been a teaching artist with LA Opera Connects since 2012. She is also the creator and host of their Shakespeare Sings web series. She was the original Musetta in POP's inaugural production of La Bohème, and this is her eighth production with the company. Previous roles include Stella in a critically-acclaimed production of Previn’s A Streetcar Named Desire with Union Avenue Opera; the Prima Donna in Donizetti’s Viva la mamma, Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Fraquita in Carmen, Musetta in La Bohème and Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, all with Pacific Opera Project. Other previous roles include Alice in Falstaff – both at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) and at UCLA; Tytania in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Pamina in Die Zauberflöte; the title role in The Merry Widow; and, in 2010, a return to her background as a professional swordfighter as Clorinda in Monteverdi's Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda at CCM. In addition to her work as a performer, Katherine is the founding Director of Vocal Arts at California School of the Arts - San Gabriel Valley. For more information please visit www.kpowersmusic.com.