hailed as "sensational" by the San Francisco Examiner, katie Nix is a vibrant soprano whose broad repertoire ranges from Baroque chamber opera to contemporary musical theater.
In 2016, Katie performed several roles in Opera Theater Unlimited's modern production of L'Incoronazione di Poppea. The critically acclaimed production was included in the SF Chronicle's Top 10 Classical Music Events of the year, and Joshua Kosman describer her as "a welcome jolt of vividness and vocal dexterity."
She also returned to Thompson Street Opera (Louisville) for a leading role in the premiere production of Chappell Kingsland's Intoxication and to stage direct the world premiere of The Final Battle for Love, Philip Thompson's tale of professional wrestling. It was her third season with the company, having previously performed leading roles in 2015 and 2011.
Highlights of her recent theatrical roles include an applauded turn as Dot in Stephen Sondheim's Sunday in the Park with George with Foothill Music Theater. The SF Examiner lauded her "beautiful, well-controlled voice" and the San Jose Mercury News described the performance as "alluring" and "coquettish," praising her "outstanding acting and vocal talents." Other roles include the tragic heroine Imogen in Cymbeline with San Francisco's Theater of Others, and an understudy engagement with the San Francisco Playhouse in Sarah Ruhl's Stage Kiss.
Favorite operatic roles include Zerlina in Don Giovanni with San Francisco's Waffle Opera, a partial performance of Donizetti's tragic herione Lucia di Lammermoor, Amy in Mark Adamo’s Little Women, Nella in Gianni Schicchi, Antigona in Handel’s Admeto and First Lady in Die Zauberflöte.
As a concert singer, she has appeared with the Tucson Masterworks Chorale, performing the soprano solos in Amy Beach's Service in A Major, and with San Francisco's Fête Concerts.
An avid performer of new music, Katie has premiered pieces by young composers around the country, including recitals at New Music on the Point (Vermont), Arizona State University, and the University of Michigan.
Katie holds a Master of Music degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Michigan. She has also trained at Songfest and New Music on the Point.