Praised by the Broad Street Review in Philadelphia for her “lovely lyric voice,” soprano Katherine Bell has performed across the Eastern US and abroad. Recent engagements include performances as Despina in Mozart’s Così fan tutte with Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Adina in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore, and Susanna in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, both productions with Opera Libera in Philadelphia.
In addition to traditional repertoire, Katherine champions new music and appeared as Maren, the title role, in the world premiere production of Maren of Vardø: Satan’s Bride by Jeff Myers with Philadelphia’s Vulcan Lyric Opera.
Active in competition, Katherine was awarded second place in the NATS Competition, MD/DC region. Among her concert performances, Katherine toured Italy as the soprano soloist in Vivaldi’s Gloria with New Jersey’s Jubilate Deo Chorale and Orchestra; a US performance took place at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia.
Katherine earned the Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance with a concentration in Voice Pedagogy from Peabody Conservatory, and her Bachelor of Music degree from Temple University.
Katherine currently lives in Pittsburgh and along with performing, enjoys sharing her love of music through teaching private lessons to students of all ages and experience levels.