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The Oregonian praised soprano Katrina Galka for her recent performance in The Elixir of Love (Adina) and exclaimed, “[she] looked like a young Glenn Close, projecting power over Nemorino as she thrilled with fine coloratura filigree and pure high notes.” In the 2023-24 Season, she makes her debut at the Teatro alla Scala in Peter Grimes (First Niece), returns to the Staatsoper Hamburg in Die Fledermaus (Adele), and joins Utah Opera in Thaïs (Charmeuse). She also returns to New Orleans Opera to debut the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor and Portland Opera for concerts based on Shakespearean works. Coming seasons include her debuts with San Francisco Opera and Opera Colorado as well as further returns to Opernhaus Zürich and Staatsoper Hamburg.

Her other recent performances include Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Blondchen) with Bayerische Staatsoper, Opernhaus Zürich, Staatsoper Hamburg, Atlanta Opera, New Orleans Opera, Opera San José; Candide (Cunegonde) with the Glimmerglass Festival and Arizona Opera; Les contes d’Hoffmann (Olympia) with Opernhaus Zürich; Die Weiden (Fritzi) with Wiener Staastoper; Rigoletto (Gilda), The Elixir of Love (Adina), and Sweeney Todd (Johanna) with Portland Opera; Flight (Controller) with Minnesota Opera; Xerxes (Atalanta) with the Glimmerglass Festival; as well as Die Zauberflöte (Königin der Nacht), The Barber of Seville (Rosina), and Das Rheingold (Woglinde) with Arizona Opera.

On the concert stage, she has twice joined the Las Vegas Philharmonic for Handel’s Messiah, Florida Orchestra for Mozart’s Requiem and an evening of Bernstein favorites, and the Rhode Island Civic Chorale for Messiah and Respighi’s Laude to the Nativity (Angel).