Reviews

LA FINTA GIARDINIERA  |  NOVEMBER 15, 17, & 19, 2017

"Comic relief and strong vocal technique were also found in Kathryn Henry’s role as Arminda. When she brags about marrying Count Belfiore, the audience admires her direct approach both in character and in vocal tone."
- Jennifer Pyron, Opera Wire


JUILLIARD SONGFEST: SONGS OF RICHARD STRAUSS  |  DECEMBER 8, 2016

"Kathryn Henry is a sensational soprano whom we previously had only heard briefly, and in French. We enjoyed her pure and lovely sound even more in German and in the songs selected for her to sing. She opened the program with a set of four of his songs--"Nichts", "Nachtgang", "Leises Lied" and "Die Georgine", all beautifully performed... Later in the program she sang "Ich liebe dich" and the more familiar but very sad "Befreit". Her delivery was deeply felt and marked by perfect phrasing."
Meche Kroop, Voce di Meche

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JUILLIARD LIEDERABEND  |  NOVEMBER 30, 2016

"The final singer we had time to hear was soprano Kathryn Henry, with the always excellent collaborative pianist Cherie Roe. She sang two chansons in graceful French... In Cesar Franck's "Nocturne" we loved the top note floating effortless into the stratosphere. Ernest Chausson's "Chanson Perpetuelle" is lengthy and sad but Ms. Henry kept it interesting."
Meche Kroop, Voce di Meche


CHAUTAUQUA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA  |  JULY 28, 2016

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"The readings often precede and follow the appearance of the soprano Kathryn Henry, a voice student, now continuing next semester at Juilliard. Her liquid voice, which as natural as can be, renders the three vernacular poems she sings as high art, her pacing and growth of an amplitude that fills the hall, or a pianissimo that is magically legible as well."
-Anthony Bannon, The Chautauquan Daily


MILWAUKEE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA  |  NOVEMBER 13 & 14, 2015

"Kathryn Henry, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee voice student whose career was launched with her selection in March as a national finalist in Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, joined Lecce-Chong and the orchestra with a riveting performance that dispelled any notions of student hood... Henry crafted long, elegant phrases, made artfully reserved use of dynamics, sang with a pure, ringing sound, and gave an intimately expressive delivery. Her flawless sense of line and the shimmering warmth of her sound combined dignity and strength with profound sorrow."
- Elaine Schmidt, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 

"Soprano Kathryn Henry sang with magnificent color and simplicity. Her pure, shimmering voice beautifully conveyed the emotional impact and transported the music into the realm of the sublime."
- William Barnewitz, Urban Milwaukee

"For Soprano Kathryn Henry, a voice student in the UWM music program, this was a career-making performance. Her sad, powerful voice resounded in the basilica like a defiant victim’s last cry before the inevitable. It was almost too much to bear. I’m a big guy, but I was daubing my eyes."
-Marc Eisen, Isthmus


BRAHMS REQUIEM  |  APRIL 18 & 21, 2015

"A last-minute replacement, soprano Kathryn Henry, was deeply expressive, a rich-voiced exemplar of the comforting mother we would all want to have."
-Jacob Stockinger, The Well-Tempered Ear


METROPOLITAN OPERA NATIONAL COUNCIL GRAND FINALS CONCERT  |  MARCH 26, 2015

"Of the other competitors, I particularly liked soprano Henry's clean coloratura and silvery voice in a pair of warhorses, the Jewel Song from Gounod's FAUST and "O mio babbino caro" from Puccini's GIANNI SCHICCHI."
-Richard Sasanow, BWWoperaworld.com