I was so happy to be involved in this production of Die Walküre with this fabulous group of Glamazons. Eugene Raggio was an absolute pleasure to … [Read More...] about Ride of the Valkyries
"... Kathleen Parker is a young dramatic soprano in the making, tall and with a powerful acting presence."
Praised as “an ideal Wagner soprano” (The Straits Times), Kathleen Parker thrilled international audiences in 2016 with her portrayals of Senta in Der Fliegende Holländer (Victoria Theatre, Singapore) and Elisabeth in Tannhäuser at the Seoul Arts Center. The Yonhap News lauded her “bell-like high notes” and “rich, expressive voice,” and the Thüringer Allgemeine touted her performance as “powerfully acted and sung.”
Kathleen has enjoyed a varied career as a guest singer with a special interest in Wagner roles. She has performed as a soloist at Opera Cologne, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Schlossfestspiele Sondershausen and Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden. In 2017 she will make her role debut as Ellen Orford in Peter Grimes for the Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater.
In 2010, Kathleen joined the ensemble at Opera Cologne. While in Cologne, she sang the following roles: High Priestess (Aida), Fifth Maid (Elektra), Flower Maiden II, 2 (Parsifal), Vitellia (Idomeneo), Soprano Soloist (Verdi’s Requiem), Peronskaya (War and Peace) and the Governess (Turn of the Screw).
Kathleen has been the recipient of numerous prizes, including most recently, the Wolfgang Wagner Prize and the Audience Prize at the International Singing Competition for Wagner Voices in 2015. Other awards include the Opera Foundation of Australia’s German-Australian Opera Grant, the Ethel Osborn Prize in Voice and the South-East Queensland Performing Arts Competition. She was also a finalist in the Herald Sun Aria Competition and the Concours de Chant in Marmande, France.
Born in Canada and raised in Australia, Kathleen studied at the University of Queensland, graduating with Honours I in 2003. She then received a full scholarship to train at the Australian Opera Studio, graduating in 2008 with the Dux Prize. While in Perth, she sang the following roles: elle (La Voix Humaine), Vitellia (La Clemenza di Tito), Elettra (Idomeneo), Parasha (Mavra) and Arminda (La Finta Giardiniera).
"... She made light of Mozart's huge melodic leaps and painted the picture of the repentant schemer superbly."
|Ellen Orford||Peter Grimes||Benjamin Britten||Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater||Schwerin, Germany||2017|
|Senta||Der Fliegende Holländer||Richard Wagner||Richard Wagner Association of Singapore||Singapore||2016|
|Elisabeth||Tannhäuser||Richard Wagner||Bucheon Philharmonic Orchestra||Seoul, South Korea||2016|
|Fifth Maid||Elektra||Richard Strauss||Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden||Wiesbaden, Germany||2016|
|Senta||Der Fliegende Holländer||Richard Wagner||Theater Nordhausen||Sondershausen, Germany||2013|
|Woglinde||Das Rheingold||Richard Wagner||Akademie der Künste Berlin||Berlin, Germany||2012|
|Agathe||Der Freischütz für Kinder||Carl Maria von Weber||Deutsche Oper Berlin||Berlin, Germany||2011|
|Soprano Soloist||Requiem||Giuseppe Verdi||Opera Cologne (cover)||Cologne, Germany||2011|
|Vitellia||La Clemenza di Tito||Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart||Opera Cologne (cover)||Cologne, Germany||2011|
|Peronskaya||War and Peace||Sergei Prokofiev||Opera Cologne||Cologne, Germany||2011|
|Governess||Turn of the Screw||Benjamin Britten||Opera Cologne (cover)||Cologne, Germany||2011|
|High Priestess||Aida||Giuseppe Verdi||Opera Cologne||Cologne, Germany||2011|
|Blumenmädchen 2. II||Parsifal||Richard Wagner||Opera Cologne||Cologne, Germany||2011|
|Fifth Maid||Elektra||Richard Strauss||Opera Cologne||Cologne, Germany||2010|
|Nella||Gianni Schicchi||Giacomo Puccini||International Vocal Arts Institute||Tel-Aviv, Israel||2010|
|Elettra||Idomeneo||Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart||Australian Opera Studio||Perth, Australia||2008|
|elle||La Voix Humaine||Francis Poulenc||Australian Opera Studio||Perth, Australia||2008|
|Parasha||Mavra||Igor Stravinsky||Australian Opera Studio||Perth, Australia||2008|
|Vitellia||La Clemenza di Tito||Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart||Australian Opera Studio||Perth, Australia||2007|
|Arminda||La Finta Giardiniera||Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart||Australian Opera Studio||Perth, Australia||2007|
Brünnhilde for Berlin Wagner Gruppe
I will be covering the role of Brünnhilde in Die Walküre for the Berlin Wagner Gruppe in Steglitz in February 2019. Additionally, I'll sing the role … [Read More...] about Brünnhilde for Berlin Wagner Gruppe
Laura Parker was born on 5th August 2018 at around 1pm, weighing just 2kg. Everyone is now back at home and doing well. … [Read More...] about Birth announcement
Production Photos from Peter Grimes
These fabulous photos of the new production of Peter Grimes at the Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater were taken by director Toni Burkhardt. … [Read More...] about Production Photos from Peter Grimes
"... Her performance was presented with sensitivity and passion, ranging from the serene to the robust."