Biography

Biography

Hailed as “a joy to watch”,  Kathleen Jasinskas is quickly establishing herself as a feisty young coloratura soprano. In the spring of 2014, Kathleen made her role debut as Princess Lisa in Fritz Kreisler's charming operetta "Lisa" with New York's EnCanta Collective. She has also been seen as Virtù/Valetto in "L'incoronazione di Poppea" (Dell'arte Opera), Yum-Yum (Winter Opera St. Louis), Papagena & Despina (Tri-Cities Opera). Kathleen was a member of the Shreveport Opera Express Young Artist Program in 2009-2010, where she sang the role of Antonia in "Man of La Mancha", and has also been featured as a Young Artist with Opera New Jersey (2009), covering the role of Blonde and Des Moines Metro Opera (2008), covering the role of Oscar. Equally at home in the concert hall, Kathleen made her Alice Tully Hall debut in the Spring of 2007 singing Poulenc’s La Courte Paille. Since that time, she has become a frequent recitalist in New York and her hometown of Kansas City. Praised for imaginative programming and her interest in contemporary music, Kathleen has been involved in the creation of several new works, including the world premiere of "Unfortunate Coincidence", a song cycle written for her by composer Reena Esmail. Kathleen received her Bachelor of Music from The Juilliard school in 2008, where she was awarded the Rosalinda L. Longo Scholarship in Voice. She received her Master of Music in Opera from Binghamton University, where she was the Concerto Competition winner in 2011. In addition to performing, Kathleen maintains a piano and voice studio for young children and continues her lifelong study of harp, viola, piano and dance.