Kathryn Honan-Carter
New England Third Place Winner 1990

A native of New England, Kathryn Honan-Carter received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from The University of Connecticut and a Master of Music Degree with distinction in vocal performance from New England Conservatory. The mezzo had further training as an apprentice at Central City Opera and The Banff Centre in Canada and as a member of the Merola Opera Program in San Francisco. She made her professional debut with the Opera Theatre of St. Louis as Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream.


Katherine went on to perform many roles, including Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia and Carmen on two National Tours with San Francisco Opera; Annio in La clemenza di Titowith The National Symphony Orchestra at The Kennedy Center; and Suzuki in Madama Butterfly, Maddalena in Il viaggio a Reims, and Jenny Reefer in The Mother of Us All with New York City Opera.  She also appeared as Mercedes in Carmen and The Mezzo in Six Characters in Search of an Author with the Opera Festival of New Jersey, Garcias in Don Quixote with Washington Opera, Stephano in El Paso Opera’s production of Roméo et Juliette, Dorabella in Così fan tutte with Capital City Opera, and Rosina with Opera Delaware. Other roles included Meg Page in Falstaff, Cherubino, Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus, the title role in Iolanthe, Hänsel, and Nancy in Albert Herring, with such companies as Opera Delaware, El Paso Opera, Mississippi Opera, Opera International, Washington Concert Opera, Summer Opera in Washington DC, and Wolf Trap Opera. In concert Katherine has joined The Amarillo and El Paso Symphonies, The Paul Hill Chorale, the National Chamber Orchestra, The Washington Ballet, Shreveport Opera, The Denver Symphony, Fairfax Choral Society, and many more.


A two- time recipient of the Metropolitan Opera Education Fund Grant, Katherine Honan-Carter has also won awards from The Queens Opera Competition, Connecticut Opera Guild and Eastern Connecticut Symphony.



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