American mezzo-soprano Kathryn Leemhuis has performed with international opera companies such as the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Dallas Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Teatro Colón, Fort Worth Opera, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Florentine Opera, and Chicago Opera Theater, among others. Her significant roles include Dorabella in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte, Suzuki in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, Dido in Pucell’s Dido and Aeneas, Rosina in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia, and Hänsel in Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel. Dr. Leemhuis is an alumna of the esteemed Ryan Opera Center, the Opera Theatre St. Louis’ Gerdine Young Artist Program, Ravinia’s Steans Institute, and the Tanglewood Music Center. In the competition arena, she has won several awards, most notably with the New York Lyric Opera, the National Opera Association, Opera Birmingham, the Florida Grand Opera, the Gerda Lissner Foundation, the Fort Worth McCammon Foundation, Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation, the George London Foundation, and the Giulio Gari Foundation. She was a National Semi-Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Dr. Leemhuis holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, a Master of Music degree from Indiana University, and a Bachelor of Music degree from Oberlin College. She is an Assistant Professor of Voice and Opera at Temple University in Philadelphia.