Meet Katie, tour mastermind!

Katie Butitta and BYOO Campers

Katie Butitta, OFtY’s Operations Manager rehearses with student campers during OFtY’s Summer Camp, “Build Your Own Opera” (2014)

Opera for the Young’s 2015/16 tour of The Magic Flute goes back on the road this Monday- what better time to feature the woman behind the tour? This season, OFtY will perform The Magic Flute in over 170 schools at over 200 performances! From booking hotels to scheduling performances to supporting teachers, OFtY’s Operations Manager Katie Butitta makes sure school music teachers, students, and our cast are prepared and excited for every show. 

 
Katie isn’t always behind the scenes- she first came to Opera for the Young as a singer – The Pirates of Penzance (2011) and Cinderella(2013). A graduate of UW-Green Bay, Katie holds a major in voice and a minor in arts management as well as a masters degree in vocal performance from UW-Madison. You can see her onstage this season with the Madison Choral Project and the Madison Opera Chorus. OFtY is known for our high quality, professional school programs. As both a wonderful performer and excellent tour manager, Katie delivers! Check out this article featuring Katie as UWGB celebrates its 50th anniversary!