American soprano Katie Van Kooten’s operatic and concert appearances continue to thrill audiences and earn her praise for using her “powerful, gleaming soprano” to bring vibrancy and life to all of her performances.

Ms. Van Kooten begins the 2013-2014 season with a return to Oper Frankfurt for her first Elettra in Mozart’s Idomeneo. She then makes her debut with the Florida Orchestra performing in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony under Evan Rogister. During the holidays, Ms. Van Kooten returns to the San Francisco Symphony for Handel’s Messiah led by Ragnar Bohlin. After a highly acclaimed performance as The Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro, she returns to the Lyric Opera of Kansas City and takes the stage as Mimi in Puccini’s La Bohème. She ends her season with performances of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Louisville Symphony under the baton of Jorge Mester.