Biography

Katherine Beckvold is an operatic soprano, who works on collaborations with a diverse group of people. Recently, she graduated from The Boston Conservatory with a degree in music. She is currently in the second year of her master’s degree, in music, at Boston University. Katherine is also recently certified as a teacher of the Alexander Technique.

Over the past couple of years, Katherine has developed a working relationship with local composers in the Boston area, who’s new works she has performed in their concerts. A few of the pieces to include: the set, Plum Thief by Henry Buck, Vocalise by Nicholas Richard, the song cycle, Pathos by Jonathan Russ and the set Two Letters from Afar by Clifton Ingram.

Her most recent collaboration was with the Boston based new music group, The Black Sheep. Here is a Boston Globe article on the performance: https://www.classical-scene.com/2017/10/09/black-sheep-scores/amp/

“Lyrically and tenderly yet also confidently, Beckvold delivered several dark texts while the vibraphone gently backed up her line. The effective text painting made it easy for Beckvold to shape her melodies and get personal with the text.”

Katherine has been in productions, both operatic and theatrical. Most recently, she went to Texas to sing the lead in Handel’s, Alcina with Red River Lyric Opera. She has studied the roles of Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro and Sophie in Tobias Picker’s opera Emmeline at Boston University. Beckvold has also been involved in Boston Opera Collaborative’s, Idomeneo and Our Town. At her time at the Conservatory, she was in the operas Die Zauberflöte (Mozart), as the Second Spirit, La Bohème (Puccini) and studied the role of Susanna, from Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart), in opera scenes. Other roles include, Mabel, in The Pirates of Pezance, and Lily in The Secret Garden.

As a musician and an Alexander teacher, she has also worked as a music coach and teacher. At Thayer Academy’s summer theatre program, she has worked with children ranging from four to twelve years old on songs, providing them with the technique to discover their true selves and voices, for performances.

 

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