Known for her “powerful, crystal-clear voice,” Kathlene Ritch has sung with such noted ensembles as the New York Philharmonic, London Sinfonietta, and the Vienna Philharmonic. Kathlene’s true passion, musical theater, has been a lifelong pursuit. Two of her career highlights were performing Sweeney Todd at Lincoln Center, and Carousel at Carnegie Hall. Kathlene lives in Santa Fe where she teaches at the New Mexico School for the Arts, and is the Music Director for Tri M Productions, a non-proﬁt organization with the mission to give local ‘Millennials’ opportunities to perform musicals at a professional level. She still loves to sing with the Grammy-winning ensemble, Conspirare, as well as the Santa Fe Desert Chorale. When she isn’t singing or playing the piano, Kathlene is also an on-air announcer for Classical 95.5 KHFM Santa Fe/Albuquerque, for which she has won a “Golden Mike” award from the New Mexico Broadcasters Association.
Hear Kathlene in VAE’s performance of Sarah Kirkland Snider’s Mass for the Endangered. Learn More.