Photo Credit: Étienne Boucher-Cazabon
Born into a family of professional opera singers, mezzo soprano Katrina Corbeil possesses many fine artistic qualities. A graduate from the Saint-Hyacinthe College majoring in theater with a “Diploma of Excellence”, she began her artistic career as an actress and has made appearances in television productions and cinema.
Katrina began her classical vocal studies with France Dion and continues her voice training with bass-baritone Claude Corbeil. Her vocal qualities, her musicality, her versatility and strong stage presence allow her to distinguish herself in many singing styles – opera, operetta, broadway and the interpretation of popular songs. In 1996 she was awarded the second prize in the “Classical Vocal Category” of the NATS Competition (National Association of Teachers of Singing) and in 1995 and 1996 she won the first prize in the “Popular Vocal Category” in the same competition and was a finalist in 1997 in the “Concours de la Monteregie”.
In June 2009, Katrina appeared to great success as Marcellina in The Marriage of Figaro with the Green Mountain Opera Festival in Vermont. Other notable engagements include the title role in Jacques Offenbach's La Périchole with l'Opéra Bouffe de Québec in Montreal and Siebel (Faust) with Opéra-Théâtre de Rimouski. Ms. Corbeil appeared in a theatre production of Jean Genet's Les Bonnes with staging by Jacques Rossi at the Théâtre de la Chapelle in Montreal. She debuted with l'Opéra de Québec as Kate (Madama Butterfly) and sang a recital in the Bravopéra Series in Rimouski. In the summer of 2006, Katrina returned to the Opéra Théâtre de Rimouski in the title role of Carmen.