Kathleen Norchi, Jenny
Cleveland native, soprano Kathleen Norchi is a classical and musical theatre singer, currently based in New York City. Ms. Norchi made her role and company debut as the young Nanetta in Giuseppi Verdi's beloved comedic masterpiece Falstaff, with Wexford Festival Opera in Wexford. Kathleen also debuted the role of Collatine in a new opera commission by Wexford Festival Opera, composed by Andrew Synnott, What Happened to Lucrece. She was also be seen in Master Classes with Bolshoi Opera's Dmitry Vdovin, Rossini Opera Festival's Ernesto Palacio, and MET Opera star Ermonela Jaho. Kathleen returned to Wexford Festival Opera as a Young Artist for fall of 2021 as part of the main stage production of Le Songe d'une Nuit d'été by Ambroise Thomas as well as singing Giulietta in Bellini’s I Capuleti e I Montecchi.
Kathleen earned her Masters of Music degree from Mannes, and went to the Boston Conservatory for her undergraduate education.. Other recent roles Ms. Norchi has performed include Pamina (Die Zauberflote), Frasquita (Carmen), Lady Psyche (Princess Ida), and Lucy (The Telephone). Kathleen holds dual citizenship in Ireland and the United States.