British mezzo-soprano, Katie Bray is fast establishing a colourful international career, recently engaged as Rosina Il Barbiere di Siviglia at Opera North. She made her solo début with Opera Holland Park as Mallika Lakmé in 2015 and with English National Opera in Joanna Lee’s The Way Back Home at the Young Vic Theatre in 2014. This season saw her return to ENO in Philip Glass’ Akhnaten.
Katie is also delighted to be returning to Garsington Opera this year to play Zulma in Will Tuckett’s production of L’Italiana in Algeri, conducted by David Parry.
Other recent operatic roles include Charlotte Werther at the 2014 Grimeborn Festival, cover Cherubino Le Nozze di Figaro in McVicar’s production at ROH, and Nancy Albert Herring with Opera North.
She is equally at home in the concert hall, and has performed in prestigious venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, and the Holywell Music Room. She appears regularly in the London English Song Festival and the Oxford Lieder Festival.
Recent highlights include a recording of Schumann songs with Sholto Kynoch for the Oxford Lieder Festival, and a tour of Bach’s St Mark Passion with the sensational ensemble, Barokksolistene, led by Bjarte Eike.
Exciting future projects include Katie’s return to Opera North as Hansel Hansel and Gretel, and another season at Garsington Opera in 2017 as Zaida Il turco in Italia.
She is represented worldwide by Ralph Blackbourn at Rayfield Allied.