Katherine Haataja

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Katherine Haataja


Entrepreneur, mezzo soprano, opera professional and founder of Operosa Montenegro Opera Festival and Academia. Katherine is passionate about opera and about exploring ways of bringing people closer to this wonderful art form.

In 2006 Katherine founded the Operosa Opera Festival and Academia which promote young opera and classical music artists through contemporary interpretation to modern audiences. The Operosa Opera Festival takes place every summer in the Forte Mare and Kanli Kula fortresses and in the Old Town of Herceg Novi, on the Adriatic coast of Montenegro.

Katherine studied at the Conservatoire in Paris and Trinity College of London. Her work as a singer has ranged from Handel and Mozart to Wagner and Strauss in opera productions and recitals around the world. Time allowing she coaches at master classes and contributes as jury member at international singing competitions.