Described as "Riveting" by Opera Canada Kathleen Morrison has established herself as a powerful and versatile singer. With her rich voice and dramatic portrayals, she has captivated audiences in Canada and Germany, where she has spent much of her career, primarily in Berlin. Previously known for her performances of the Dramatic Coloratura repertoire (including roles like Die Königin Der Nacht and Konstanze), Kathleen has since moved into the Full Lyric/Spinto repertoire (with roles like Violetta, Tosca, and Adrianna Lecouvreur). She also has an avid interest in the Lieder repertoire.
'Sexy, Powerful &
~ Pause Magazin
Kathleen has an impressive list of accomplishments under her belt. She was named a CTV Inspired Alberta in 2022, and was the 2016 Classical Music Representative for Calgary's Year of Music. She has performed the Canadian national anthem at the 10th Anniversary of the Canadian Embassy at Leipziger Platz in Berlin, and has been featured numerous times on Calgary's Music Mile, the National Arts Centre and performed at the historic King Eddy. She has also been nominated for a Calgary Award and the Avenue Top 40 Under 40.
In addition to her many accomplishments as a performer, Kathleen is also a successful vocal coach. She owns and runs the highly successful 'Voice by Kathleen' studio, where she coaches singers of all genres to sing with healthy technique, including classical, country, pop, rap, EDM, jazz, and more. Her singers have gone on to be cast in numerous productions by Theatre Calgary & Storybook Theatre, gained admittance into programs at Berklee College of Music, University of McGill, University of Toronto, Ryerson University, UBC, University of Calgary, American School of Music & Dance, Broadway Dance Centre - ISVP Professional Semester, and performed for the live auditions on America's Got Talent. Her studio members have also recently been featured in the Alberta country music-based Project Wild and have won Alberta Country Music Awards.
Kathleen is also an avid adjudicator and masterclass presenter. She has worked with the University of Lethbridge, The Calgary Arts Academy, Prince George Opera Company, Alberta Music Education Foundation, Drayton Valley Performing Arts Festival, Airdrie Performing Arts Festival, Westwinds Music Society, the Calgary Public Board of Education and was on the panel for a series on vocal health and trauma presented by Calgary Opera. She is the Director of Solo Vocal studies at the prestigious Renert School.
Kathleen has been featured in various media outlets, including The Calgary Sun, The Calgary Herald, Prince George Citizen, and on the CBC Eyeopener in her hometown of Calgary, Alberta, celebrating her operatic career. She enjoys performing with the Rocky Mountain Symphony Orchestra, Calgary Civic Symphony, Mercury Opera, Cologne-based Vagalume, the Calgary Concert Opera Company, and North Star Art, where in 2017 she toured 10 cities in China and sang for over 1 million people combined. No stranger to collaboration, Kathleen is also focused upon Art Song/Lieder repertoire and bringing it to the public in creative ways. Kathleen also co-founded the audience-favorite group, Divas Opera, with mezzo-soprano Barbara King and is the founder and artistic director of the Alberta Vocal Arts Association.
When she's not busy with her music career, Kathleen enjoys spending time with her Grand Champion Trick Samoyed, Alfio Sings for Lola (Alfie). She is also a certified Trick Dog Trainer of the Year, runs the Smiling Samoyed Trick Team and is the Vice-President of the Samoyed Association of Canada. Kathleen currently lives in Calgary, Alberta.