Kate Oberjat - Soprano
Kate Oberjat is recognized for her performances of both contemporary and popular operatic roles. Last spring, she was honored to perform at the annual ASCAP awards to showcase their winning selection – Benjamin Perry Wenzelberg’s Sleeping Beauty – which she sang with Chelsea Opera in the title role in its World Premiere, and performed again in February at the York Theater (alongside Lauren Flanigan as the evil witch).
Other contemporary performances of note include Younger Alyce (Tom Cipullo’s Glory Denied) with Chelsea Opera, which The New York Times wrote she sang with “velvety smoothness”, Lady Isabel (The Secret Agent) in its World and European premieres, and high soprano in the World Premiere of Oration, both with Center for Contemporary Opera. Her role as Lady Isabel was televised live in Budapest and that recording was released on Albany Records in 2014. Its DVD release is slated for early this year.
Recent engagements include Monica (The Medium) for which OperaPulse.com stated “I would be surprised to learn that Kate Oberjat was a day over fifteen, so well did she embody Monica’s youth and naiveté.”, Josephine (H.M.S. Pinafore) with Nashville Opera, Gretel (Hänsel & Gretel) with Lyric Opera San Diego, for which The San Diego Union Tribune wrote that her "silvery soprano is especially suited to this role, as girlishly fresh at the end of this long vocal workout as it was at the beginning.", Marie (La Fille du Régiment) and Nannetta (Falstaff), both with Taconic Opera, and Gilda (Rigoletto) with Queens Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Constantine Kitsopoulos.
Upcoming fall engagements include a reprisal of Younger Alyce (Glory Denied) with Chelsea Opera, and Lady Psyche (Princess Ida) with Bodhi Tree Concerts. Learn more at kateoberjat.com.