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Upcoming Performances:

Mozart Coronation Mass: Soprano Soloist with Dedham Choral Society

The Classical Style: Music of Haydn and Mozart

Franz Joseph Haydn:
Te Deum Laudamus

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
Ave Verum Corpus

“Coronation” Mass

Friday, April 14, 2023  8:00 PM
Holy Name Church
1689 Centre St

West Roxbury, MA 02132

Past Performances:

Berlioz's The Damnation of Faust

Katrina will be singing in the professional ensemble at Sanders Theater with The Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra

Bravo Beethoven! A Birthday Celebration

Katrina will be singing the soprano solo in the Beethoven Mass in C Major with Dedham Choral Society

Sunday Night at the Opera: Boston's Season Openers

We will begin this season with an evening titled BOSTON’S SEASON SAMPLER. It’s an eclectic collection of arias and duets representing the best music offered by all of the wonderful professional opera companies in the area. The sounds of legendary pieces like Porgy and Bess, La Boheme, Don Giovanni and other operas will fill our main room.

As always the evening begins and ends with food, a delicious three-course Italian provincial dinner planned and executed by Stellina Chef Marc Bouchard.

Katrina Holden-Buckley, Soprano

Christina DeVaughn, Soprano

Gina Razón, Mezzo Soprano

Fran Rogers, Tenor

James Myers, Collaborative Pianist

Sunday, September 15th  5:30pm


47 Main St 

Watertown, MA


Calliope's Call presents Love is a Losing Game: Songs of Heartbreak

A musical revue featuring 12 acclaimed Boston-area artists! Come experience these talented singers perform a cabaret-style show at Boston’s one and only Club Café.Saturday, September 28, 2019, 5:00pm

Club Cafe, Napoleon Room
209 Columbus Avenue, Boston, 02116

Hors d'oeuvres will be provided; cash bar.

Alice in Operaland: an educational and fun introduction to the world of opera through storybook characters

FREE opera performance. Journey with us down the rabbit hole as we present some of your favorite opera storybook characters from Dvorak’s Little Mermaid to Mozart’s Queen of the Night. Make way for the Fairy Queen, Cinderella, and the Sea Witch! Presented through Cambridge Arts' Summer in the City performance series.

Requiem for the Living

for Chorus and Chamber Orchestra by Dan Forrest

Katrina will be singing the soprano solo in the Boston premier of this work with Dedham Choral Society. 

American composer Dan Forrest (born 1978) continues to be one of the most significant choral composers of his generation, with works characterized by great lyricism and exuberant rhythmic vitality. This not-to-be-missed concert will open with two shorter pieces, “The Music of Living” and “You Are the Music,” followed by the powerful “Requiem for the Living,” a five-movement composition scored for chorus, organ and chamber ensemble (violin, cello, flute, oboe, horn, harp and percussion). Completed in 2012, it has been described by its composer as a “narrative for the living and their own struggle with pain and sorrow.” The musical setting of the text “heavens, full of glory” was inspired by images of space taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and photos of Earth as seen from the International Space Station. In every performance the “Requiem” elicits profound reaction from both performers and audience, with hopes for light, rest and peace.

Sunday April 7th, 2019; 3pm 

Holy Name Church

1689 Centre Street, West Roxbury, MA

The Facets of Love

Calliope’s Call presents 'The Facets of Love’, which explores the intricacies of this human experience: the search for love, young love, flirtation, jealousy, and the death of love. Experience an evening of art song that encapsulates the many facets of love in music by beloved composers Richard Strauss and Georges Bizet, 19th century Spanish composers Rafael Taboada y Mantilla, Francisco de Borja Tapia and Jose Valero, and selections by Boston-based composer, Scott Wheeler.

Megan Roth, mezzo soprano

Katrina Holden, soprano

Christina Wright, piano

Tuesday, February 5, 2019


NewBridge on the Charles

Dedham, MA

Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra presents Puccini's La Bohème

Katrina will be performing with other Boston professionals in the ensemble of this semi-staged production at Sanders Theatre.  One perfomance only!

Sunday January 27th, 2019; 3pm

Sanders Theatre

45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets $40-60

WGBH/A Celtic Sojourn Benefit for the Somerville Homeless Coalition

Hosted by Brian O'Donovan of A Celtic Sojourn on WGBH radio, these gatherings will feature core performers from many aspects of traditional music as well as special guests, and conversations around the music.  

Among those with us this year:  Tommy and Louise (Trad) Mary Casey/Lindsay ODonovan (Sing-Alongs) The Treaty Trio (Trad), Opera On Tap, Kieran Jordan and some of her dance collaborators, Julian Loida and Kelly Lenahan (Jazz/New Age), The Neave Trio (Classical), Sunniva Brynnel (Swedish) and Revels (Christmas), Opera on Tap (Opera), and Maria Giovanetti (Show Tunes). Singer, Nikki Alberic. And of course, the surprises.  Always surprises. 


Wednesday December 5th, 2018


The Backroom at The Burren; Somerville, MA

Night of German Romanticism

Nancy Lee Clark Soundbites Concert Series

Calliope’s Call curates an evening capturing poetic moods spanning the 19th and 20th centuries— performing music by Schubert, the Schumanns, Berg, and Richard Strauss, and with a special feature on text by Goethe. Calliope’s Call is a new professional, and innovative art song performance group based in New England.

Dana Varga, soprano
Katrina Holden, soprano
Megan Roth, mezzo-soprano
Christina Wright-Ivanova, piano


Thursday, November 8th, 2018; 6pm

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Free with Museum Admission

Beethoven Choral Fantasy and Ninth Symphony; Fourth Movement

Chelmsford Congregational Church

December 9th, 2018 

"100 Years After the War"

This second recital in the Bijou de la Vida Concert series is devoted to chamber music written during World War I. This concert reflects contemplation of the roots of humanity, and the search for everlasting values within national traditions in the context of the Great War. We will hear elements of despair, but also of perseverance, humor and optimism that are at the core of human nature.  Works by de Falla, Janáček, Messiaen and more, as well as Stravinsky’s powerful ‘L’histoire du soldat’ for violin, clarinet and piano.

Friday, January 12th 2018; 7:30

Bijou de la Vida Gallery, 390 Commercial Street, North End

Part of a concert series sponsored by North End Music and Performing Arts

Wanderlust: A Joint Faculty Recital with Brendan P. Buckley, Tenor

Katrina will be joining Plymouth State Faculty Member and husband Brendan P. Buckley in a program of art song and duets.

Wednesday, February 21st 2018: 7pm

Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center for the Arts

Plymouth State University

Talents of the World Annual Voice Competition Finals

Katrina will be competing alongside some of Boston's finest singers in a competition open to the public.


Saturday November 18th at 3pm

Newton City Hall

1000 Commonwealth Ave

Newton, MA

Sacred Christmas at Central Congregational

Katrina will be singing as the Soprano soloist in selections of sacred music by Mozart with orchestra as part of the church's annual Christmas concert.

Sunday December 10th at 3pm

Central Congregational Church

1 Worthen St

Chelmsford, MA


Oktoberfest with a Classical Twist!


Haltet deine Lederhosen fest, es ist Oktoberfest mit Opera on Tap!
Translation: Hold on to your Lederhosen, It’s Oktoberfest with Opera on Tap!
Don’t miss our most epic event of the year! Join Opera on Tap for song and swilling in celebration of Oktoberfest. Wary to begin Oktoberfest in September? Don’t be! Squeeze into your Lederhose and get with the program, festivities in Munich start mid-September. Relax and marvel as our talented performers carry rousing tunes in German and other inebriated tongues—all you’ll have to carry is your Stein (though in fairness, that can be challenging too).

Stellina Restaurant in Watertown

Sunday, October 15th 5:30-8:30pm
Tickets are $55/person including all food and entertainment. Reservations are required. Please call 617-924-9475.

Katrina Holden

Brendan P. Buckley
Michael Merullo
Christie Teeters
and James Myers

Tchaikovsky's Maid of Orleans with Odyssey Opera

The Maid of Orléans represents Tchaikovsky’s closest approach to French grand opera with its large-scale cast and orchestra. Presented in concert the opera tells the tale of Joan of Arc. While the composer’s libretto remains true to much of the Joan legend, including her visions, strength in battle and fiery martyrdom, this lush romantic work also tells the story of a conflicted Father who ultimately betrays her and of her love for Lionel, a Burgundian Knight. Tchaikovsky’s impassioned score creates a nuanced musical portrait of the intrepid young woman who led the French army to victory.

Katrina will be singing as part of the angel chorus for this one-night only concert performance in Jordan Hall.

September 16, 2017 at 7:30pm
NEC’s Jordan Hall

A Celebration of Composer Yehudi Wyner

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Jordan Hall

30 Gainsborough St

Boston, MA

Opera on Tap: The Nasty Women of Opera (and their men)

Saturday, March 25th 2:30-4:30 

The Burren

247 Elm St, Somerville, MA

Der Zwerg with Odyssey Opera

Friday, April 14th, 7:30pm 2017

Jordan Hall

30 Gainsborough St

Boston, MA

"From Darkness to Light" An Evening of Uplifting Music

Featuring Katrina Holden-Buckley, soprano, Brendan Buckley, tenor, and John Kramer, pianist

Katrina will be performing a program of duets, songs, and arias alongside her husband, tenor Brendan P. Buckley and pianist John Kramer as part of the Music in the Woods Concert Series at North Shore Unitarian Universalist Church in Danvers, MA.


Saturday, March 4th 8pm 2017.  $20 Adult; $15 Seniors & Students; $10 Children uner 12

North Shore Unitarian Universalist Church

323 Locust St (Rte 35) Danvers, MA

Beethoven Choral Fantasy and Rutter's Gloria- Soprano Soloist

Sunday December 11th; 1:00pm

Central Congregational Church; Chelmsford, MA 

Oktoberfest Kick-off Party

Saturday September 24th; 1:30

The Burren, Somerville

Halt deine Lederhosen fest, es ist Oktoberfest mit Opera on Tap!

Translation: Hold on to your Lederhosen, It’s Oktoberfest with Opera on Tap!

Don’t miss our most epic event of the year! Join Opera on Tap for song and swilling in celebration of Oktoberfest. Wary to begin Oktoberfest in September? Don’t be! Squeeze into your lederhosen and get with the program, festivities in Munich start four days earlier. Relax and marvel as our talented performers carry rousing tunes in German and other inebriated tongues—all you’ll have to carry is your stein (though in fairness, that can be challenging too).

No cover, but tips are encouraged.

Katrina Holden

Kathryn McKellar

Oriana Dunlop

Seth Grondin

Caitlin Felsman

Michael Merullo

James Myers

Justice, Love, Music at the Burren

"This will be our reply to violence; to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devoutedly than ever before." - Leonard Bernstein
Join Opera on Tap Boston as we lift our voices in Justice, Love, Music, at The Burren in Davis Square on Sunday, August 28th at 3pm.
Proceeds will go to the Pulse Victims Fund and Black Lives Matter for National Action. 

Oriana Dunlop
Gina Razon
Kim Lamoureux
Katrina Holden-Buckley
Ron Williams

James Myers

"The vibe is casual, the performers up close—no opera glasses needed." - Improper Bostonian

Dvorak's Dimitrij with Odyssey Opera

Libretto by Marie Červinková-Riegrová
Sung in Czech with projected English translations

September 12th, 2016

NEC's Jordan Hall 

Missed Connections & Other Anti-Valentine's Day Songs


Join OOT for Puccini and Pancakes as we take over Davis Square at one of Somerville's hottest venues, The Burren. The theme is Missed Connections, complete with craigslists's missed connections set to your favorite Operatic Melodies.

No cover charge, special brunch menu for the back room and lots of your favorite opera and musical theater hits!

Kathryn McKellar, soprano
Molly Crookedacre, soprano
Katrina Holden-Buckley, soprano
Courtney Miller, mezzo soprano
Brendan P. Buckley, tenor
Aaron Styles, baritone
James Myers, piano

"The vibe is casual, the performers up close—no opera glasses needed." - Improper Bostonian


February 28th, 2016  1:00pm


Otello with Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra


Katrina will perform as part of the professional chorus for BYSO's upcoming production of Verdi's Otello, conducted by Federico Cortese and directed by Ed Berkeley.  Featuring top notch soloists and an orchestra of an exceptionally high level, Boston Youth Symphony Chamber Orchestra's semi-staged productions at Sanders Theatre at Harvard Universty are historically SOLD OUT performances.


Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

January 24th, 2016  3:00pm



La Bohème with NEMPAC Opera Project


A Puccini Operatic Masterpiece in a Majestic Setting


Katrina will be reprising the role of Musetta for North End Music and Performing Arts Center's production of La Bohème at Faneuil Hall in Boston.


June 26th, 2015

Faneuil Hall, Boston  7:30pm


June 28th, 2015

Christopher Columbus Park, Boston Waterfront  7:00pm



Boston Summer Opera Preview


Opera on Tap hosts the first annual Boston Summer Opera Preview Party at The Burren! Join us for an exciting brunch filled with vignettes from each company's upcoming performances. 


-May 31st 1:30 

The Burren, Somerville, MA


Opera on Tap: Missed Connections


Join Opera on Tap for an evening of Missed Connections, from tender to Tinder, as we honor the love stories that almost were or that never had a chance!


-May 27th 9pm 

Milky Way Lounge, Jamaica Plain, MA



Janáček’s Kátya Kabanová with Boston Lyric Opera  


Performed for the first time in BLO’s history, Janáček’s sweeping Kátya Kabanová is a juxtaposition of extraordinary beauty and fateful oppression. 


Professional Ensemble

-March 13th, 15th, 20th, & 22nd, 2015 


Citi Performing Arts Schubert Theatre


Opera del West: A Night at the Cabaret


Join Opera del West for an intimate night of cabaret songs in honor of Valentine’s Day. Enjoy humorous, poignant and powerful songs by Britten, Bolcom, Satie and Weill, as well as some American Songbook classics. Sung by Opera del West favorites; with complimentary champagne and chocolates included.  


Katrina and her husband, tenor Brendan P. Buckley, will be celebrating Valentine's Day by singing onstage together!


Stage Direction by Kirsten Cairns and Music Direction by Eve Budnick.  


Sunday February 15, 2015


$25 public / $20 members

TCAN Center for the Arts, Natick




Opera on Tap Holiday Party at Stellina


The program will lean towards tunes designed to get us in the mood for New Year’s Eve, with classic operatic arias and duets, party favorites and selections from Hollywood’s Golden Age of Musicals.


Opera Night is $48 per person, including all food and entertainment.  Reservations required.




Handel's Messiah Sing-In


Katrina will be singing the soprano solo in the 50th anniversary of a popular community Messiah sing.


-December 21st, 2014

Harvard Unitarian Universalist Church, Harvard, MA 



Boston Pops Holiday Tour


Katrina will be touring New England as a professional ensemble member of the Boston Pops and Metropolitan Chorale.


-Dec 5th, 2014; 8pm  The Hanover Theater, 2 Southbridge St, Worcester, MA, United States

-Dec 6th, 2014; 8pm  Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, 2132 Hillside Rd, Storrs, CT, United States

-Dec 13th, 2014; 7:30pm  Verizon Wireless Arena, 555 Elm St, Manchester, NH, United States

-Dec 14th, 2014; 2:30pm  Lowell Memorial Auditorium, 50 E Merrimack St, Lowell, MA, United States


Britten's Ceremony of Carols


Katrina will be singing the soprano solo in Benjamin Britten's Ceremony of Carols.


-November 29th, 2014; 10am  Harvard Unitarian Universalist Church, Harvard, MA



Der Rosenkavalier with Connecticut Lyric Opera


Katrina will be singing the role of Sofie in CT Lyric Opera's fall production of Der Rosenkavalier, commemorating Richard Strauss's 150th birthday and some of the most beautiful music in the operatic repertoire.  


-November 7th, 9th, 14th, and Dec 4th, 2014


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Opera on Tap: Night of the Singing Dead!


Join our spooky sopranos, menacing mezzos, terrifying tenors, blood-sucking baritones and one psychotic pianist as we celebrate Halloween, OoT style!


-October 22nd; 9pm Milky Way Lounge, Jamaica Plain, MA



Happy 450th Birthday Shakespeare! ”A Musical and Dramatic Celebration of the BARD”


-July 17th, 2014

Christopher Columbus Park, Waterfront, Boston



Puccini, Prosecco, & Provolone: Italian Favorites with Opera on Tap


Beautiful music. Refreshing wine. Bread and cheese. All of it Italian. Come celebrate the beginning of summer by indulging in some simple pleasures at the BCAE. Our friends from Opera on Tap will lead the way. You’ll hear live performances of a few masterpieces from works like La Boheme, Tosca, and Madama Butterfly.  You’ll get a little background on the colorful stories that have inspired generations of music lovers. And you’ll understand for yourself what the Italians mean when they say “tutto bene.”

Cost is $39 per person.  Class/performance led by Brendan P. Buckley and Katrina Holden


-July 20th, 2014

Boston Center for Adult Education


Opera on Tap Presents "What the Fach?!"


What the Fach?! All singers have those certain arias and roles that are not written for their voice type (fach), but that they still would love to sing. Well at Opera on Tap, we make that dream come true! Come see sopranos singing bass, and tenors singing mezzo in an evening of gender bending and role reversal! Cost is $5 at the door.


-May 28th 9pm 

Milky Way Lounge, Jamaica Plain, MA



I Puritani with Boston Lyric Opera


Professional Ensemble

-May 2nd-11th  

Citi Performing Arts Schubert Theatre



Third Thursday at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum- "Bella Notte"


Katrina Holden, soprano, and Steven Kirby, guitarist, serenade attendees of the museum's Third Thursday "Bella notte" event with Italian arias and treasures from the American songbook in the courtyard


-March 20th, 2014



Messiah Sing-In


Katrina will be singing the soprano solo at this popular community Messiah sing along


-December 20th, 2013 5:30pm  

Unitarian Universalist Church- Harvard, MA



Bach Christmas Oratorio


Katrina will sing as soprano soloist in Part II of Bach's famous Christmas Oratorio


-December 8th, 2013  10am

Unitarian Universalist Church- Harvard, MA



The Magic Flute with Boston Lyric Opera


Professional Ensemble

-Oct 4th-13th, 2013

Citi Performing Arts Schubert Theatre



Rienzi, der Letzte der Tribunen with Odyssey Opera


In this concert version of Wagner's early and rarely produced epic, I join an ensemble of some of Boston's finest singers in historic Jordan Hall.


-September 15th, 2013; 3pm



The Flying Dutchman with Boston Lyric Opera


Professional Ensemble

-April 26th-May 5th, 2013

Citi Performing Arts Center(SM) Shubert Theatre



Treasures from the American Songbook


Broadway and jazz duets and solos featuring Katrina Holden, soprano, Brendan P. Buckley, tenor, Samuel Bowen, baritone, and John Kramer, piano.

Presented as part of the "Music in the Woods Concert Series"


-January 12th, 2013

Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church; Danvers, MA



Messiah Sing-In


Katrina will be singing the soprano solo in Handel's timeless Christmas oratorio.  

With orchestra.  

Music Director Ted Johnson.  


-December 16th, 2012

Harvard Unitarian Universalist Church, Harvard, MA



Madama Butterfly with Boston Lyric Opera


Professional Ensemble

November 2-11, 2012

Citi Performing Arts Center, Shubert Theatre



Opera on Tap- Oktoberfest


-October 13th 2012

Jacob Wirth's - Boston, MA



Perkins School for the Blind Concert; Opera scenes and arias


-September 26th, 2012; 7:30pm

Watertown, MA 



Little Women with Opera del West


Katrina will be singing the role of Beth in Mark Adamo's Little Women with Opera del West in Natick.


-August 5th, 2012; 3pm

Opera del West; Center for Arts, Natick, MA



Champagne Wishes and Operatic Dreams


Join us for the opening concert of Emerald Necklace Conservancy's Summer Sundays in the Park 2012 series. Emerald Necklace Conservancy hosts BOC for Champagne Wishes and Operatic Dreams at the Pinebank, Jamaica Pond in Jamaica Plain. BOC member artists featured will be Mary Onstad, Emily Burr, Nicholas Hebert, Jessica Jacobs, Natalie Polito, Christine Teeters, Katrina Holden, Christina English, Rebecca Teeters, Anne Byrne, Lindsay Conrad, and Brendan P. Buckley.


-July 8th, 2012; 6pm

Jamaica Plain, MA



Travel and Romance: An Evening of Romantic Composers


A recital of romantic music with Brendan P. Buckley, tenor, and Katrina Holden, soprano, as part of the "Music in the Woods" Concert Series in Danvers.


-April 14th, 2012; 7:30pm

North Shore Unitarian Universalist Church, Danvers, MA



La Bohème with Boston Opera Collaborative


Katrina Holden will be reprising the role of Musetta in BOC's production of Puccini's classic masterpiece about Bohemian artists of 19th century Paris.


March 2-11, 2012

Towers Auditorium, Massachusetts College of Art



Opera Goes to Hell: Sin, Sex and the Supernatural


October 30th-31st

Club OBERON Boston, MA



Muhlenberg Alumni Recital


Katrina will be featured in a solo recital at her Alma Mater, Muhlenberg College.  

Vincent Trovato, piano.


-September 17th, 2011 4pm

Recital Hall, Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA



Festa della Repubblica


Boston Opera Collaborative presents Italians songs and arias for a festival on the waterfront in Boston 


-May 29th, 2011; 2pm

Christopher Columbus Park, Boston, MA



Cendrillon with MetroWest Opera


In Massenet's magical operatic fairy tale of romance and hope, Katrina will be performing the title role  of Cinderella.  Sung in French with English supertitles.


-April 29th-May 1st, 2011

Weston Town Hall



The Cunning Little Vixen with Boston Opera Collaborative


Janacek's fantastical, endearing, and not often performed opera, based on a Czech tale. Sung in English.


-February 4th-13th

Tower Auditorium, Massachusetts College of Art



Handel's Messiah


Katrina will be singing as soprano soloist for this Messiah sing-along.  All proceeds go to Project Bread.


-December 5th, 2010

All Saints Parish, Brookline, MA



Rusalka with The Diva Day Foundation


Katrina will be performing the role of the Foreign Princess in The Diva Day Foundation's production of Dvorak's romantic fairytale opera.


-October 23rd-24th, 2010

Berklee College of Music- David Friend Recital Hall



A Little Night Music with Boston Opera Collaborative


"Romantic and dreamlike with an air of melancholy, Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Tony award-winning musical A Little Night Music bears both the perfumed quality of a summer breeze and the musky aroma of desire. Set in turn of the century Sweden, this is a tale of missed opportunities, second chances, and the follies of love."


Katrina will be performing the role of Countess Charlotte


-February 6th-14th, 2010

Tower Auditorium, Massachusetts College of Art

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