A versatile musician with a “clear and gorgeous soprano” (Broadway World), Cat Richmond is an accomplished, regional performer. Roles for this season include the Lady with a Hand Mirror from Argento’s Postcard from Morocco with Marble City Opera in Knoxville, Tennessee. Additionally, Ms. Richmond rejoined Fresco Opera Theatre as Pamina in the world premiere of The Queen of the Night: a new opera. During the fall season, Ms. Richmond first performed with Fresco Opera Theatre’s ensemble for their Opera Storytellers outreach performances. She was seen in scenes as Oscar (Un ballo in maschera), Dido (Dido and Aeneas), and Die Königin der Nacht (Die Zauberflöte). Along with winning multiple awards, Ms. Richmond has performed and covered a diverse set of roles including Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Papagena (Die Zauberflöte), Yum-Yum (The Mikado), Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel), Gianetta (L’elisir d’amore), Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), and Carolina (Il matrimonio segreto). She has bowed with companies such as Lyric Opera Studio of Weimar, Opera Charleston, and Peach State Opera. Last summer she expanded her musical theater repertoire performing the role of Martha with The Warehouse Theatre for their production of Spring Awakening. She then joined Greenville-based, GLOW Lyric Theatre for their summer season of HAIR, The Gondoliers and The Crucible. A performer of contemporary music, Ms. Richmond and fellow GSU students joined composer John Luther Adams in performing SILA: The Breath of the World. This April, she and her colleagues composed and performed original works with the Creative Music Ensemble at Georgia State University. She presented pieces by David Diamond and Michael Pisaro. Ms. Richmond has been seen as a young artist with the Charleston-based Piccolo Spoleto Festival and has performed as a soloist with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from the College of Charleston and recently completed her Master’s degree at Georgia State University. Ms. Richmond holds a private voice and piano studio and thoroughly enjoys teaching in her spare time.
- Delaine Fedson Leonard
- Elaine Elizabeth Presley