Ryan Opera Center Ensemble
Previously at Lyric: Passenger 1/Proximity (2022/23).
Soprano Kathryn Henry is a second-year Ryan Opera Center member. In the summer of 2021, she portrayed Lucy Harker/John Corigliano’s The Lord of Cries (world premiere) at The Santa Fe Opera, a role she has since recorded for future release. A former Baumgartner Studio Artist at Milwaukee’s Florentine Opera, she appeared there as Barbarina/The Marriage of Figaro, Micaëla/La tragédie de Carmen, and the title role/Pauline Viardot’s Cendrillon. As a Toulmin Foundation Scholar at New York’s Juilliard School of Music, Henry portrayed Arminda/La finta giardiniera. A native of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, the soprano has appeared at the Harris Theater’s Beyond the Aria series alongside Lawrence Brownlee as well as with the National Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, and Civic Orchestra of Chicago. She was invited to participate in Carnegie Hall’s 2022 SongStudio with Renée Fleming and Ravinia’s 2020 Steans Music Institute. Henry was a finalist in the 2015 Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition and the 2018 Houston Grand Opera Eleanor McCollum Competition, among others, and has won awards from the Luminarts Cultural Foundation, the Musicians Club of Women Vocal Competition, and the Opera Index Vocal Competition. For the 2023 Aspen Music Festival, she starred as Roxane Coss/Bel Canto.
Kathryn Henry is sponsored by Lead Sponsors The C.G. Pinnell Family and Patricia A. Kenney and Gregory J. O'Leary.