Soprano Katherine Riddle is a crossover singer/actor who has performed in theaters, opera houses and concert halls across the United States and abroad. As a teacher, Katherine believes in cultivating a healthy foundation and technique thats students can apply to a wide range of genres including: classical, musical theatre, pop and rock. She is also a strong advocate of linking vocal production and dramatic interpretation.
Most recently, Katherine performed in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s a A Grand Night for Singing with NextStop Theatre Company and worked as the female swing for the Broadway aimed production of The Secret Garden at Shakespeare Theatre Company. Other recent regional credits include: Glimmerglass Festival: La bohéme, Sweeney Todd; Annapolis Opera: Madama Butterfly, South Pacific; Weathervane Playhouse: Oklahoma, Les Misérables; Compass Rose Theatre: Brigadoon; Toby’s Dinner Theatre: Into the Woods; National Tour (Artspower) : Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Katherine made her international concert debut as a soloist in Vivaldi’s Gloria, and Handel’s Dixit Dominus with the B-A-C-H Orchestra and the Vladimir Symphony Orchestra in Yekatrinburg, Russia. Other symphonic soloist work includes appearances with: American Pops Orchestra, Fairfax Symphony and West Virginia Symphony.
In 2016, Katherine won the National Society of Arts and Letters (DC – Musical Theatre) competition. The prior year, she won 2nd place (National) Hal Leonard Competition (2015) and was a finalist and Special Award Winner in the internationally acclaimed Lotte Lenya Competition (2017).
Katherine graduated magna cum laude in Music (Vocal Performance) from American University. She studied abroad at Kings College, London and the Royal Academy of Music. She currently studies with soprano, Harolyn Blackwell.
In her free time, Katherine enjoys knitting, blogging, her miniature schnauzer, and British dramas.