Katrina Finder (formerly Deininger), soprano, hails from the Seattle area. Most recently, she covered the title role in Manon with Puget Sound Concert Opera, where she was featured as a Studio Artist for the 2018-2019 season. In the summer of 2018, she enjoyed her role debut of Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro with Aquilon Music Festival in McMinville, Oregon. Earlier in 2018, she toured to schools throughout Washington with Northwest Opera in School’s Etc. (NOISE), performing the role of Gretel in Hansel and Gretel. 2017 brought Katrina to the east coast, where she was a Young Artist with Asheville Lyric Opera in Asheville North Carolina. While there, she sang the role of Giannetta in their mainstage production of L’elisir d’amore.
Katrina also enjoys performing rare and/or contemporary works. In 2017, she sang in the Greek Chorus in Oedipus, an opera by Harry Partch performed on instruments created by the composer. In 2015, she sang, Lydie in Gabriel Fauré’s only opera, Pénélope, with Vespertine Opera.
Other recent credits include Bianca in La Rondine with Puget Sound Concert Opera and Pamina in the student cast of University of Washington Opera Theatre and Pacific MusicWorks’ join production of Die Zauberflöte, and Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi, also with University of Washington Opera Theater.
Katrina studies with Dr. Kari Ragan. She has a Bachelor’s of Music in Vocal Performance from University of Puget Sound, and graduated with her Masters of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Washington in 2015.