B i o g r a p h y
American soprano Kaitrin Cunningham began her musical studies in Washington State, earning her Bachelor of Arts at Gonzaga University, where she sang the role of Venus in John Blow’s “Venus and Adonis” and won the Gonzaga University Concerto Competition. She completed her Master of Music at the University of Arizona, performing Servilia in “La clemenza di Tito” and Erste Dame in “Die Zauberflöte” and winning the Amelia Rieman Opera Competition. As part of La Musica Lirica in Novafeltria, Italy, she sang Bianca in “La rondine.”
Her passion for music brought her to Vienna, and she made her Viennese debut in the role of Susanna in “Le nozze di Figaro” in 2015. She currently sings in the Arnold Schoenberg Chor and as part of the opera chorus at Theater an der Wien, where she sang the role of Drittes Mädchen in Werner Egk’s “Peer Gynt” in February 2017.
She has performed with such renowned singers as Plácido Domingo, Marlis Petersen, Gerald Finley, and Russell Braun, and has worked with celebrated conductors and directors including René Jacobs, Cornelius Meister, Bertrand de Billy, Peter Konwitschny, Claus Guth, and Keith Warner.
Kaitrin currently lives in Vienna, where she studies with Paulette Vineyard-Herbich and James Pearson. In 2018 she performed the role of Annette in “Der Besuch der alten Dame” at Theater an der Wien and the roles of Flora and Annina in “La traviata” with Oper in der Krypta, a role she will carry into 2019.