Collaborative Pianist & Vocal CoachPrevious NUOVA Festival Credits:
Conductor / Musical Director
The Brothers Grim & The Lives of Lesser Things (2014)
Dialogues des Carmélites (2013)
Suor Angelica (2009)
Hänsel und Gretel (2008)
The Tender Land (2007)
The Bear, Slow Dusk & Trouble in Tahiti (2006)
Mr. Sebastian & The Telephone (2005)
Kathleen Lohrenz Gable has been a part of NUOVA’s faculty since 2004 where she has conducted Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmélites, Puccini’s Suor Angelica, Copland’s The Tender Land, and Humperdinck's Hänsel und Gretel. Kathleen’s career includes experiences as a recitalist, voice coach, piano instructor, accompanist, and as a musical director and rehearsal pianist for opera productions in Canada and the USA. Kathleen received her bachelor of music from Wilfrid Laurier University; a diploma in lieder from the Franz Schubert Institute in Austria; her fellowship from Trinity College in London; and her Master of Music in Accompanying and Chamber Music from the University of Michigan. Kathleen taught piano and piano pedagogy at the University of Michigan and was a piano instructor at the Interlochen national music camp in Michigan. She has also taught at Wilfrid Laurier university, the University of Windsor, and currently teaches at the University of Saskatchewan.
Other conducting engagements include: the Saskatoon Symphony and Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors for the Opera Troupe of Saskatoon. After joining Calgary Opera’s production of Little Women as repetiteur in 2010, she has enjoyed return engagements as a guest coach for their emerging artists program. In 2011, Kathleen was a performer, leader of workshops & master classes and a judge for the national piano competition at the CFMTA convention. In 2011, she was the music director and piano collaborator for Vancoco’s award-winning production of Trouble in Tahiti. Over the past year, Kathleen was the music director for productions of Hansel and Gretel and the Britten/Gay version of The Beggar's Opera in Saskatoon.