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Katherine Steffan

Voice Type:

Mezzo-Soprano

Nationality:

British

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English

Opera

Public Opinion
Orpheus in the Underworld (Offenbach)
Opera Danube
Volpina
The Apothecary (Haydn)
Opera Restor'd
Suzuki
Madama Butterfly (Puccini)
European Chamber Opera
Meg Page
Falstaff (Verdi)
Glyndebourne Festival Opera
Third Lady
The Magic Flute (Mozart)
Oviedo
Mercédès
Carmen (Bizet)
European Chamber Opera
Mauxalinda
The Dragon of Wantley (Lampe)
Opera Restor'd
Dinah
A Quiet Place (Bernstein)
Corn Exchange, Cambridge
Ramiro
La finta giardiniera (Mozart)
Opera North
Beauty
Beauty and the Beast (Stephen Oliver)
Birmingham Touring Opera
The Ephesian Maiden
The Ephesian Maiden (Debdin)
Opera Restor'd
Cenerentola
La Cenerentola (Rossini)
Opera Northern Ireland
Gasparina
La Cantarina (Haydn)
Opera Restor'd
Siebel
Faust (Gounod)
Birmingham Touring Opera
Hansel
Hansel and Gretel (Humperdinck)
Welsh National Opera/Opera North
Isolier
Le comte Ory (Rossini)
Kent Opera
Liscone
La Dirindina (Scarlatti)
Opera Restor’d
L'enfant
L'enfant et les sortilèges (Ravel)
Glyndebourne Festival Opera
Rosina
Il barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini)
Welsh National Opera/Opera North

Oratorio/Concerts

Soloist
Les nuits d'été (Berlioz)
Crear
Soloist
Lyric Symphony (Zemlinsky)
Royal Ballet, ROH
Soloist
Gloria (Poulenc)
Royal Ballet, ROH
Soloist
Requiem (Verdi)
Various
Soloist
A Night in Paris (Offenbach)
Tour
Soloist
B Minor Mass (Bach)
Dorset Guild of Singers
Soloist
Magnificat (Pergolesi)
St Anne's Church, Catford
Soloist
Nelson Mass (Haydn)
St Anne's Church, Catford
Soloist
Mass In C Minor (Mozart)
Newbury Corn Exchange
Soloist
Petite Messe Solennelle (Rossini)
St Mary's, Rickmansworth
Soloist
Requiem (Brahms)
St Mary's Church, Aylesbury
Soloist
Dixit Dominus (Handel)
Durham Choral Society
Soloist
Maria Theresa Mass (Haydn)
Durham Choral Society
Soloist
Requiem (Rutter)
St Mary's, Potters Bar
Soloist
Gloria (Vivaldi)
St Mary's Aylesbury
Soloist
Coronation Mass (Mozart)
St Mary's, Nottingham
Soloist
Stabat Mater (Rossini)
Various
Soloist
Christmas Oratorio (Bach)
St Margaret's Church, Ilkley
Soloist
Ninth Symphony (Beethoven)
St George's Hall, Bradford
Soloist
Messiah (Handel)
Brangwyn Hall, Swansea
Soloist
Pulcinella (Stravinsky)
Royal Ballet, Dance Bites
Soloist
9th Choral Symphony (Beethoven)
Hallé Orchestra and Chorus

Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert

Beauty - Beauty and the Beast

Hansel - Hansel and Gretel

Isolier - Le comte Ory

Kathy Steffan Headshot

Mauxalinda - The Dragon Of Wantley

Orpheus in the Underworld

Orpheus in the Underworld

Ramiro - La finta giardiniera

Volpino - The Apothecary

"Katherine Steffan sings with skilled comic timing" The Stage

"The most interesting performance came from Katherine Steffan: she looked gorgeous and has a highly individual, bright, rather grainy voice, gracefully used. I hope we shall see and hear more of her." - Rodney Milnes, Opera Magazine

Postgraduate
Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Katherine Steffan studied at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. She then spent three years working in musicals before continuing her classical training on the postgraduate opera course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. She has sung with Glyndebourne Festival Opera (Meg, Falstaff), Kent Opera (Isolier, Count Ory), Opera North (Ramiro, La finta giardiniera), Welsh National Opera (Hansel, Hansel and Gretel), Holland Park Festival Opera (Juno, Orpheus in the Underworld), City of Birmingham Touring Opera (Beauty in Stephen Oliver's Beauty and the Beast; Siebel, Faust) and Opera Northern Ireland (title rôle, La Cenerentola).

Her other appearances include Dinah (Bernstein's A Quiet Place – British première in the presence of the composer) and Mercédès (Carmen) and Suzuki (Madama Butterfly) with European Chamber Opera. Katherine has also sung the title role in Bizet’s own concert version of Carmen, which she studied in Florence with the eminent soprano Suzanne Danco. Appearances overseas include rôles in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and Monteverdi's Orfeo in Spain; broadcasts in Holland of Joseph (Méhul) and Ravel’s L'Enfant et les Sortilèges, as L’Enfant; and in Germany, Dorabella in Mozart’s Così fan Tutte. Her concert repertory ranges from Handel and Bach with the Northern Sinfonia to Beethoven's Choral Symphony with the Hallé Orchestra and Chorus. For Opera Restor’d Katherine has sung Mauxalinda (Lampe’s The Dragon of Wantley), Gasparina in La Cantarina and Volpino in The Apothecary (both by Haydn), the title rôle in Dibdin’s The Ephesian Matron and Liscione (Scarlatti’s La Dirindina).

She appeared in Das Dreimäderlhaus, the forerunner to Lilac Time. She has also sung as soloist for the Royal Ballet in Stravinsky’s Pulcinella for their Dance Bites tour; and Zemlinsky’s Lyric Symphony and the Poulenc Gloria, both at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

Having concentrated mainly on her teaching over the last few years, Katherine returned to the stage in January 2016; she played Juno and Public Opinion in Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld for Opera Danube at St John’s Smith Square.

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