Katrina Seabright is an American singer that practices a wide variety of repertoire and vocal styles, primarily opera. This season, she is performing in the Chicago Lyric Opera's The Flying Dutchman as a part of the Dutchman's crew. Last season, she performed with the Chicago Lyric Opera as Contessa d’Aremberg in Verdi’s Don Carlos. In 2021 she joined the KOF young artist program, where she studied and sang roles such as Adina (L’Elisir D’amore), Papagena (Die Zauberflöte), and Marie (La Fille Du Régiment). She has also sung in concerts and showcases around the Kenosha and Milwaukee area.
In 2020, Katrina performed with the Belle Ensemble in Amahl and the Night Visitors and was part of the cast of Kiss Me Kate at Carthage College. She has sung roles in two of composer and professor Greg Berg’s original operas; Women and Children, and Birds of a Feather. Birds of a Feather debuted in 2019, and had multiple productions throughout the next three years that Katrina took a part of.
2019 was a year full of Gilbert and Sullivan; Katrina was cast in the PM&L’s production of Pirates of Penzance, as well as a few other workshops of their shows including Rose (Ruddigore). Later in the season, she was invited to perform jazz in the Chicago area.
Katrina has extensive experience in golden age musical theater and a background in dance, although the role dearest to her is Maria (Sound of Music).
Her competition credits include placing 3rd in the 2020 CNATS vocal competition, and 1st in the Chicagoland Showcase 2018 vocal competition.
Katrina graduated Carthage College Magna Cum Laude as a Bachelor of the Arts for vocal performance. She received department honors in music, as well as a leadership award for her time as President of the National Society of Leadership and Success. She was accepted into the KOF young artist program in 2021 to further her studies in opera.
Katrina has pursued two music research projects. She spent a semester focused on Russian music and literature, in which she investigated the music and interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin. The second project, which she still contributes to present day, revolves around psychoacoustics; the study of the human perception of sound. This topic utilizes physics and psychology to better understand how humans react internally and externally to music of all types, including frequencies that cannot be heard universally. Her research delved into the therapeutic benefits of music, specifically the possibility and hypothetical role of mirror neurons. Her work has been archived by Carthage College.