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Kate Raquel Morton, mezzo-soprano, is an artist and performer from the Cherokee Nation in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. She is a Master of Music in Vocal Arts student at the Juilliard School under the tutelage of Mr. Kevin Short. In 2024, Morton will perform the role of Loksi’ in the world premiere of Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate’s Shell Shaker: A Chickasaw Opera, the first opera performed entirely in a Native American language. She will be making her Opera Saratoga debut during their 2024 summer festival in their productions of Così fan tutte (Dorabella cover), Guys and Dolls, and a world premiere opera by composer-in-residence inti figgis-vizueta. In Juilliard's 2023-24 season, Morton will perform in Later the Same Evening (Estelle Oglethorpe cover), Javier Arrebola's Liederabend, and Erismena (Clerio). Through her artistry and music, she aims to bring storytelling and authenticity to a space, leading with a spirit of honesty and the courage to explore.
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