Instructor of Voice
Office: Nickerson Studios 113
Education: BA, Seattle Pacific University
Soprano Catherine Haight is known as one of the premier soloists in the Northwest. For 20 years she has appeared with the most prestigious musical organizations in the area. Though known primarily as a performer of oratorio literature, Ms. Haight is also a gifted recitalist. Seattle audiences have become familiar with her because of her continuing roles with Pacific Northwest Ballet. For the past 25 years, she has soloed with the ballet in its productions of "Nutcracker"; "A Midsummer Night's Dream"; "Carmina Burana"; and Christopher Stowell's "Zais," for which a Seattle Times reviewer called her singing "flawless."
In 2003, Ms. Haight was honored to be a soloist in the gala program celebrating the opening of Seattle's new opera house, McCaw Hall. She has appeared as a soloist for the Mahler Festival on three occasions. In 2008, she performed Strauss's "Four Last Songs" as part of the festival. In May of 2013, she will perform the "Four Last Songs" again with the SPU Symphony Orchestra.
Ms. Haight is a favorite soloist of Orchestra Seattle, and for the past 15 years has been featured as soprano soloist for that organization's performances of Handel's "Messiah," which has been a favorite of Seattle audiences. She recorded the work with that group. She also appears as soprano soloist on the Seattle Choral Company's recording of Orff's "Carmina Burana."
Ms. Haight is in great demand as an adjudicator and clinician. She can also be heard on many movie and television soundtracks, including "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Ghost Rider"; video games, including "World of Warcraft I" and "World of Warcraft II."
Ms. Haight has been a member of the voice faculty at Seattle Pacific since 1992.