Katlyn Iacovino, soprano, is a native of Tampa, Florida and currently based out of Chicago, Illinois. In November, she returned as a competitor in the Casa Italia Chicago Vocal Scholarship Competition where she accepted the 2021 Josephine L. Li Puma Vocal Scholarship. In 2020 she received the Nicholas Raimondi Family Vocal Scholarship from Casa Italia Chicago. Katlyn also premiered in The Valkyrie Ensemble's cabaret-opera, Dead Diva Society: Digital Edition, as Despina, the therapist guiding seven operatic divas through their post-mortem support group.
Ms. Iacovino is looking forward to competing in the Italian American Executives of Transportation's Fourth Annual Vocal Competition and Concert in February 2022. The following month, Katlyn will be making her music directing debut with Trinity High School in their production of Matilda: The Musical.
In 2019, Katlyn travelled to London to perform the role of Morgana in Alcina with Ensemble OrQuesta, as well as Kyiv, Ukraine to perform a series of arias and duets with the National Presidential Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine. Ms. Iacovino'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).
At the age of seventeen, she became a member of the opera chorus with Opera Tampa. During this time, she performed in several operas including Un Ballo in Maschera, La bohème, and Aida under the baton of Maestro Anton Coppola. Ms. Iacovino 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 of Stephen P. Brown’s chamber work, Tapestry Tampa Bay (2012).
Ms. Iacovino holds a master’s degree in Voice Performance from Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts and a Bachelor of Music degree from Bowling Green State University.