"Ms. Oberjat sang with velvety smoothness." - The New York Times
"Kate Oberjat elicited sympathy, as well as tenderness. Her rendition of "The Black Swan" was quite lovely." - Opera News
“Oberjat is a fetching ingénue, and her acting is superb." - The Nashville Scene
Soprano Kate Oberjat is recognized for her performances of both contemporary and popular operatic roles. She has sung with opera companies and orchestras from coast-to-coast including Nashville Opera, Lyric Opera San Diego, Center for Contemporary Opera, New York Opera Society, Dicapo Opera Theatre, Chelsea Opera, La Jolla Symphony, San Diego Master Chorale, Queens Symphony Orchestra, and Los Angeles Opera.
This spring, Oberjat performed at the annual ASCAP awards to showcase their winning selection - Benjamin Perry Wenzelberg's Sleeping Beauty - which she sang with Chelsea Opera in the title role in its World Premiere, and will sing again this February at the York Theater (alongside Lauren Flanigan as the evil witch).
Other contemporary performances of note include Younger Alyce in Tom Cipullo's award-winning opera Glory Denied, a role she will reprise in the fall of 2015 with Chelsea Opera. Also, Lady Isabel in the World and European Premieres of The Secret Agent with the Center for Contemporary Opera, which was televised live in Budapest and released on Albany Records in 2014. Its DVD release is slated for early 2015.
Recent engagements include Monica in The Medium for which OperaPulse.com wrote "I would be surprised to learn that Oberjat was a day over fifteen, so well did she embody Monica's youth and naiveté.", Josephine in H.M.S. Pinafore with Nashville Opera, Gretel in Hansel & Gretel with Lyric Opera San Diego, reviewed by The San Diego Tribune that her "silvery soprano is especially suited to this role, as girlishly fresh at the end of this long vocal workout as it was at the beginning.", Marie in La Fille du Régiment with Taconic Opera, and Gilda in Rigoletto with the Queens Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Constantine Kitsopoulos.
2014-15 engagements feature a return to Taconic Opera to perform Nannetta in Verdi's Falstaff, Rosamund in Sleeping Beauty at the York Theater, Younger Alyce in Glory Denied with Chelsea Opera and Vulcan Lyric, and special Orchestral performances of Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915 and The Three-Cornered Hat in San Diego.