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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 October, with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and Canterbury Voices, Morton will perform the role of Loksi’ in the world premiere of Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate’s Loksi' Shaali': A Chickasaw Opera, the first opera performed entirely in a Native American language. She recently made 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, a mad scramble for crumbs, by composer-in-residence inti figgis-vizueta. In Juilliard's 2023-24 season, Morton performed in Javier Arrebola's Liederabend, John Musto'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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