Kate Edahl, a native Charlottean, is making her professional debut with Opera Carolina as Barbarina in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro. Miss Edahl graduated with her bachelor’s and master’s degrees, both in music performance, from Appalachian State University.

In 2010, Miss Edahl was a semi-finalist in the Meistersinger competition at the AIMS in Graz program, which she attended with scholarship, and she was also a finalist in the Heafner Williams young artist competition in 2012.

As an amateur in college she performed many roles including Adina in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore and Gretel in Humperdinck’s Hansel und Gretel. She recently performed Lucy in Menotti’s The Telephone as part of an outreach program for Opera Carolina in 2017. She is happy to be back after a slight hiatus these past 5 years!