Katlyn Iacovino, soprano, is a native of Tampa, Florida and currently based out of Chicago, Illinois. Ms. Iacovino was recently awarded the Nicholas Raimondi Family Vocal Scholarship at Casa Italia Chicago's 2020 Vocal Scholarship Competition. In 2019, Katlyn travelled to London to perform the role of Morgana in Alcina with Ensemble OrQuesta, as well as Kyiv, Ukraine to perform with the National Presidential Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine.
Katlyn’'s interest in opera first flourished when she became a member of the opera chorus with Opera Tampa in 2012. During this time, she performed in several operas including Un Ballo in Maschera, La bohème, and Aida under the baton of Maestro Anton Coppola. She has also premiered several new works including the role of Laura in Samuel Pummill's Opera Noir (2018) as well as the vocal soloist in Stephen P. Brown’s chamber work, Tapestry Tampa Bay (2012).Katlyn’'s previous roles include Sandrina in La finta giardiniera (2018) with Chicago Vocal Arts Consortium and Laurentia in The Beautiful Bridegroom(2018) with Chicago Summer Opera. Ms. Iacovino's scene work includes Violetta in La Traviata (2019), Adina in L’elisir d’amore (2018), and Despina in Cosí fan tutte (2018).
Katlyn holds a master’s degree in Voice Performance from Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Artsand a Bachelor of Music degree from Bowling Green State University. At Roosevelt University, Katlyn performed in the 11th season of OperaFest as well as Ida in The Finishing School (2019). As an undergraduate, her most prized role was Mae Jones in Street Scene (2017), a role which she also assistant-choreographed.
Katlyn is a believer that every singer should have an opportunity to tell a story that is unique to their own voice. Through her own performances and studies, she has learned that no two singers are alike and thus no two singers should be taught in the same way. She will tailor her lessons to help develop each singer along their personal vocal journey. With consideration for each singer's experience level and personal goals, Katlyn will cover a wide variety of skills including music learning methods, diction and language, vocal technique, musicality, and stage presence.
More information can be found at Katlyn’s website: www.katlyniacovino.com
When asked about her favorite performance venue, Katlyn answered: "I definitely perform my best opera in the shower... to an audience of just myself! I put on a playlist of arias that I love to sing and just let loose and sing as if no one can hear me!"