Currently in her fourth year at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire under the tuition of Louise Crane, Katherine has performed several roles in the Conservatoire’s annual opera scenes and main productions including First Boy in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, La Tasse Chinoise in Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges, Lucia in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia, Barbarina in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, and Pauline in Offenbach’s La vie Parisienne. Opera choruses include John Blow’s Venus and Adonis, Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore, Verdi’s Otello, Wagner’s Parsifal, Puccini’s La Bohème, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Mozart & Salieri, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, Verdi’s Falstaff, and Offenbach’s La vie Parisienne. In oratorio, Katherine has performed the soprano solos in Mozart's Mass in C minor, Vivaldi's Gloria, Fauré's Requiem, and Mendelssohn's Elijah.
Katherine has a strong background in choral music, and is currently an Armonico Consort Young Artist. Before coming to Birmingham Katherine sang with Coventry Cathedral Chamber Choir, and continues to sing with The Coventry Singers, a group who regularly sing for the BBC Radio 4 Daily Service and Sunday Worship. During her second and third years at the Conservatoire, Katherine sang with the renowned Chamber Choir under the direction of Jeffrey Skidmore and Paul Spicer. Her solo on their CD of the music of John Joubert was reviewed by the Church Times as “superb”.
Katherine has been a finalist in the Winifred Micklam Prize, Cecil Drew Oratorio Prize, and was a prizewinner in the Edward Brookes English Song Prize. Katherine has participated in masterclasses with Roderick Williams OBE and Dame Ann Murray, and is looking forward to reprising the role of Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro with Beechwood Opera this summer.
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