Katherine Rosos Edison, originally from Chicago, received her music training at Northwestern University School of Music and later studied with Thomas Wikman (Artistic Director of “Music of the Baroque” in Chicago ). She holds an MFA in Performance from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago where she later taught voice in their Performance program from 1983-1989.
These years were focused on chamber music, oratorio works, and recitals. One particular program of Schoenberg’s Brettl Lieder initiated an interest in Berlin’s cabaret music . She then became a member of a 4 person ensemble led by the late Del Close, former Artistic Director of “The Second City Theater.” This group combined the theatre and music of Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill and Hans Eisler, culminating with a long running revue of political satire comedy for which Del Close and his protegees were so well known.
In 1987 she spent a season as performer in residence at the Banff Centre for the Performing Arts and in 1990 she moved with her family to Sun Valley, Idaho. Since then she has been a regional soprano soloist in choral works and operatic highlight programs.
In 2006 she moved with her son, Cody, to Carmel. He is now at California Institute of the Arts, and the legacy of Carmel has captured and inspired her love for the arts.
Most recent notable performances as soprano soloist :
- Mozart Requiem
- Brahm’s Requiem
- Bach “Magnificat” and “Jauchzett Gott”
- Samuel Barber’s “Knoxville: Summer of 1915”
- Haydn’s “Creation” , “St Nicolai Mass”, “Mass in Time of War”
- Recital at Idaho State University 2004
- Schubert “Shepherd on the Rock”
- Dvorak “Stabat Mater”
- Caritas Chorale :premiere of “Immense Ranges” (commission for Lewis and Clark’s bicentennial) Composer: David Allen Earnest
- Mozart Mass in c minor
- Bruckner “Requiem”
- Vivaldi “Lauda Jerusalem”
- Scarlatti “Christmas Cantata”
- Role of Madama Butterfly