Soprano KATHLEEN ROLAND is active as a soloist in the realms of opera and orchestral music. A featured singer with many music festivals, including the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, the Britten-Pears Institute in England, the Tanglewood Festival, and Cumberland Music Festival, Roland has also been heard on the Los Angeles Philharmonic Green Umbrella series and the Los Angeles County Museum Sundays at Four concert series. The singer has sung with many notable conductors, including Reinbert de Leeuw, Oliver Knussen, and Kent Nagano. Her operatic credits include the roles of Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus and Giulietta in Tales of Hoffmann.
Roland has been a lecturing professor of voice on the faculty of the University of Southern California, where she has been a frequent soloist with the USC Contemporary Music Ensemble. She has sung as well many times with Southwest Chamber Music, Long Beach Opera, and Pacific Serenades. Recent performances include concerts in 2000 and 2001 with the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, concerts in Stockholm of American music, and the premiere in Los Angeles of Kurt Weill's The Eternal Road with the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony.
Roland may be heard on a recently recorded CD of the music of American composer Libby Larsen with pianist Katarina Strom-Harg. She holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts in vocal performance from the University of Southern California, and is a member of the music faculty at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.