REVIEWS

From the JACOBS SCHOOL OF MUSIC at INDIANA UNIVERSITY

“‘My colleagues and I are delighted to welcome Katherine Jolly to our faculty,’ said [Department of Voice chair Mary Ann] Hart. ‘She brings a portfolio of strengths that includes not only her numerous opera credits, but training as an actor, a long background in classical piano and research interests in the science behind performance anxiety and the effects of yoga on music performance. I was so happy to see how she made immediate connections with our students during her visit to campus. They loved her positive energy and were very enthusiastic about her master class.’”

From RAPHAEL’S MUSIC NOTES

“Just in my neck of the woods I know of a terrific Cleopatra. Her name is Katherine Jolly and she is on the Voice faculty at Indiana University. […] All of these are beautifully-trained American singers who have talent, voice and acting chops.” – Rafael de Acha, No More Castrati

CENDRILLON

“As the Fairy Godmother (in silver lamé (sic) housedress, apron and red Lucille Ball wig), coloratura soprano Katherine Jolly delights with her endlessly flowing trills, runs and roulades.” – Variety

NEW ARRIVALS

“Katherine Jolly, also making her HGO debut, employed tender and expressive soprano vocals to make her portrayal of Iris poignant and unforgettable.” – Operaworld.com

METROPOLITAN OPERA FINALS

“Katherine Jolly used her agile, light, lyric soprano to superb effect in showpieces from Mozart’s Entfürung aus dem Serail, and Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos.” – The New York Times

GLORIA

“Jolly’s voice enraptured the audience, as she sang the ethereal Domine Deus.” – Sacramento Press

THE MIKADO

“As young lovers, Nanki Poo and soprano Katherine Jolly were attractive and believable…hers was lighter, sweeter, gentler.” – Virginia Pilot

From “MOSTLY SCHUBERT” 

“Jolly’s stage presence is inviting. Her soprano is light and bright, flexible and caressing, very much in tip-top career shape. The performance was ravishing and, for introducing Katherine Jolly, revelatory. She’s a catch.” – Herald Times-Bloomington

INDIANA UNIVERSITY SUMMER PHILHARMONIC CONCERT

“For Summertime, soprano Jolly joined the orchestra to offer a glowing performance, drawing love and high-notes in generous and heart-rending proportions. ” – Herald Times-Bloomington