Originally from Baltimore, soprano KATIE SURINE has sung a wide range of classical repertoire, from early to modern, sacred to secular. Operatic roles include Venus in King Arthur, Dulcine in Angry Birdsong, Erste Dame in Die Zauberflöte, Celia in the 2016 world premiere of Roger Steptoe's As You Like It. Roles performed in scene concerts include Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Ilia in Idomeneo, Giannetta in L’elisir d’amore, Marzelline in Fidelio, Eurydice in Orphée aux enfers, and Cunegonde in Candide.
With the St. James Cathedral Choir in Chicago, Ms. Surine has sung a number of performances as soloist: Mozart's Exsultate, jubilate, Allegri's Miserere, Vaughan Williams's Mass in G Minor, and Kodály's Missa Brevis. Other concert and solo credits include Handel's Messiah with the University of Notre Dame Chorale and Walford Davies' A Short Requiem with Our Lady’s Consort of Notre Dame, presented as part of the Notre Dame Trail Celebration at St. Peter‘s Church in New York City.
This active artist is an alumna of Notre Dame Vocale, an experimental choral ensemble, where she sang under the direction of Dr. Carmen-Helena Téllez. With the Vocale, she sang in the national premiere of David Lang's Crowd Out at Millenium Park, Chicago, and in the female quartet of Richard Einhorn's Voices of Light at the 2016 Princeton Festival. She also sang in the world premiere of Robert Kyr's staged cantata Paradiso as part of an interdisciplinary collaboration between the Sacred Music, FTT, and Italian departments of the University of Notre Dame in a staging of Dante Aligheri’s La Divina Commedia. Excerpts from Paradiso were then performed in concert in Mexico City and Santiago, Chile.
Ms. Surine received her M.M. in Voice Performance from the Chicago College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt University in 2020, and she holds a B.A. in Music and Anthropology from the University of Notre Dame. She has also participated in the MIOpera 2020 Role Study Program, the Oberlin in Italy program in Arezzo, and the Ezio Pinza Council for American Singers of Opera (EPCASO) in Feltre, Italy.
“[Surine] has experience in the older repertoire... it was a very fulfilling evening.”
- New York Concert Review