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Photo: Libby Symonds

Katie Blackwell

Voice Type:

Soprano

Nationality:

British

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English, French

Opera

Barbarina
The Marriage of Figaro (Mozart)
Tessitoura
2019
First Spirit
The Magic Flute (Mozart)
Opera in a Box
2019
Gianetta
L’elisir d’amore (Donizetti)
Opera in a Box
2019
1 st soprano Chorus
Carmen (Bizet)
Oxford Opera
2019
Sister Genovieffa
Suor Angelica (Puccini)
Opera Anywhere
2019
Berta
The Barber of Seville (Rossini)
Barefoot Opera
2019
The Sandman
Hansel and Gretel (Humperdinck)
Opera Anywhere
2019
First Touriere
Suor Angelica (Puccini)
Opera Anywhere
2018
Frasquita
Carmen (Bizet)
Barefoot Opera
2018
Mistress Quickly
At the Boar's Head (Gustav Holst)
Simply Opera
2017
Despina
Cosi fan Tutte (Mozart)
Simply Opera
2017
Prison Guard/Chorus
Kommilitonen! (Maxwell-Davies)
Welsh National Youth Opera
2016
First Attendant
The Fairy-Queen (Purcell)
Cardiff University Operatic Society
2015
First Lady
The Magic Flute (Mozart)
Welsh National Youth Opera
2015
First Boy
The Magic Flute (Mozart)
Welsh National Youth Opera
2014
The Sorceress
Dido and Aeneas (Purcell)
School
2012

Operetta/G&S

Sister/Chorus
HMS Pinafore (Gilbert and Sullivan)
Opera Anywhere
2017
Kate (Soloist)
'Pirates of Penzance' (Gilbert & Sullivan)
Opera Anywhere
2016
Lady Jane
Patience (Gilbert and Sullivan)
Cardiff University Operatic Society
2016
Peep-Bo
The Mikado (Gilbert & Sullivan)
Opera Anywhere
2016

Musical Theatre

Martha
The Secret Garden (Stephen McNeff)
Musical Theatre Wallingford
2012
Charlotte
Charlotte's Web (Sherman brothers)
Musical Theatre Wallingford
2011

Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert

1. My Racking Thoughts

2. Quando Spieghi Tuoi Tormenti

3. Mio Ben Ricordati

6. Try Me Good King - III Jane Seymour

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Officer's Choice for Outstanding Contribution (2016)

Sir Geraint Evans Award for Outstanding Vocal Performance (2016)

Committee Member of the Year (2015)

Competitions

Frances Kitching Scholarship (2013)

Helen Goodworth Memorial Award (2012)

Senior Recital Award (2012)

'She is the kind of invaluable actor and singer who squeezes the last drop out of even a small part' - Andrew Bell, The Daily Info (dailyinfo.co.uk/feature/11433/pirates-on-punts#review64863) (2016)

Music and History BA
Cardiff University
2013–2016


Katie recently graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Music and History from Cardiff University, and received the Sir Geraint Evans award from the Cardiff School of Music in recognition of her efforts and her final recital mark which was the highest in the year. Past roles include: Sorceress (Dido and Aeneas), Martha (The Secret Garden), Isabel (Pirates of Penzance), Kate (Pirates of Penzance), Peep-Bo (The Mikado), First Boy (The Magic Flute), First Lady (Magic Flute Opera Scenes with Welsh National Youth Opera), First Attendant (Fairy Queen) and Lady Jane (Patience). Katie has been accepted onto the Welsh National Youth Opera Course for the past two years, and has recently performed as Prison Guard/Chorus in their 2016 production 'Kommillitonen!'. Katie is also interested in backstage work, and has completed work experience with Welsh National Opera during their tour, and Opera Anywhere. She produced 'The Magic Flute', 'Fairy Queen' and 'Patience' for the Cardiff University Operatic Society; 'Fairy Queen' won three awards from the Cardiff Students Union, including Best Committee Member which Katie won for her role as Production Manager. Katie also won 'Officer's Choice for Outstanding Contribution' from the Cardiff Student's Union in her final year.

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