Kathleen Jasinskas (Soprano) has been hailed as “charming” as Yum-Yum (The Mikado) with Winter Opera St. Louis and “a joy to watch” as Despina (Così fan tutte) with Tri- Cities Opera. She made her North Carolina Opera debut in 2017 as Barbarina (Le nozze di Figaro), and has also been seen as Papagena (Die Zauberflöte) at Tri-Cities Opera (NY), and Antonia (Man of La Mancha) at Shreveport Opera. She was a member of the Young Artist Program at both Opera New Jersey and Des Moines Metro Opera, where she covered the roles of Blonde (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) and Oscar (Un ballo in maschera).
Kathleen was a finalist in the New Jersey State Opera Alfredo Silipigni Competition, the First Place winner of the Binghamton University Symphony Concerto Competition, singing Donizetti’s "O luce di quest’anima", and a four- year recipient of the Rosalinda Longo scholarship in voice at The Juilliard School.
She made her Alice Tully Hall recital debut in the Spring of 2007 singing Poulenc’s “La Courte Paille" and has been a frequent recitalist in New York City, and her hometown, Kansas City, Kansas. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Voice from The Juilliard School and a Master of Music in Opera from Binghamton University.
Here in the Triangle, Kathleen maintains a full voice and piano studio and is a member of the highly acclaimed Avante Vocal Jazz ensemble. She has been seen both on stage and in the orchestra pit with the Durham Savoyards. Last season, Kathleen was featured as a soloist in Händel’s Messiah and presented several joint recitals with her husband, baritone Charles Hyland.