Hailed by the San Francisco Sentinel as “the Carmen of this Generation” after her debut with the San Francisco Opera, Kate Aldrich has performed the title role in Bizet’s opera to much critical acclaim in such theaters as the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Metropolitan Opera, Opernhaus Zürich and Arena di Verona. Commanding a wide repertoire which also includes the title role in La Cenerentola, Adalgisa in Norma, Charlotte in Werther and Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier, Aldrich has performed in other leading theaters throughout the world, including the Gran Teatre de Liceu in Barcelona, Teatro Colon de Buenos Aires, Staatsoper Hamburg, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Teatro Regio di Torino, Washington National Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Theatre du Capitole de Toulouse, L’Opera de Marseille, l’Opera de Montpellier, L’Opera de Montreal, and Teatro Sao Carlos in Lisbon, as well as at the Salzburg Festival and Rossini Festival in Pesaro.
Ms. Aldrich’s engagement’s for the 2016/17 season included Giulietta in Les contes d’Hoffmann at the Opera National de Paris and Los Angeles Opera, the title role in Carmen at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Semperoper Dresden, and in Tokyo under Charles Dutoit, Charlotte in Werther in San Juan, and her debut as Sister Helen Prejean in Dead Man Walking at the Lyric Opera of Kansas City. In the 2017/18 season, she will sing Joan of Arc in The Maid of Orléans with Odyssey Opera, Carmen at the Hawaii Opera Theatre, Verdi’s Requiem with the Pittsburgh Symphony, a concert with the Zürich Chamber Orchestra, and opera galas with the Orchestre National de France and at the Avenches Opera Festival in Switzerland.
Ms. Pachecano holds a bachelor’s degree in voice performance from The University of Texas at Austin and a master’s degree in classical voice from Manhattan School of Music.