Katlyn Iacovino, soprano, is a native of Tampa, Florida, where the foundation for her passion for opera originates. This summer Ms. Iacovino travelled to London to perform the role of Morgana in Alcina with Ensemble OrQuesta, as well as Kiev, Ukraine with U Artist Vocal Workshop. She recently received her master’s degree in Voice Performance from Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts. In collaboration with Roosevelt University, Katlyn performed in the 11th season of OperaFest as Laura in the world premiere of Opera Noir (2018) as well as Ida in The Finishing School (2019).
Ms. Iacovino has a fondness for new compositions and is also well versed in the works of Handel, Mozart, Rossini, and Johann Strauss II. In 2012, she was the vocal soloist in the premiere of Stephen P. Brown’s chamber work, Tapestry Tampa Bay. Her interest in opera flourished when she became a member of Opera Tampa’s opera chorus in 2012. During this time, she performed a wide range of operas under the baton of Maestro Anton Coppola. Katlyn was also a member of the Straz Center for Performing Arts’ Patel Conservatory, where she graced the stage of Ferguson Hall with a performance of “Laurie’s Song” from The Tender Land for the 2012 Spotlight Awards. In addition to performing, she was also the recipient of the conservatory’s award for Outstanding Student Achievement in Music.
Katlyn received her Bachelor of Music degree from Bowling Green State University. As an undergraduate, her most prized role was Mae Jones in Street Scene, a role which she also assistant-choreographed. Most recently, Katlyn performed the lead role of Sandrina in La finta giardiniera (2018) with Chicago Vocal Arts Consortium, Laurentia in The Beautiful Bridegroom (2018) and Adina in a scene from L’elisir d’amore (2018) with Chicago Summer Opera.