British mezzo-soprano, Katie Bray is fast establishing a colourful international career, most recently engaged as Lazuli in New Sussex Opera's production of L'Étoile, and as cover Cherubino Le Nozze di Figaro in McVicar's production at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (Sir John Eliot Gardiner).
Katie graduated as a Karaviotis Scholar from the opera course at the Royal Academy of Music, and was awarded the 2012 Principal’s Prize. Taught by Elizabeth Ritchie and Iain Ledingham, she won First Prize in the Academy’s prestigious Richard Lewis Singing Competition in 2011. In 2012, Katie made her solo débuts with Glyndebourne Festival Opera and English Touring Opera, and in 2013, she joined Opera North as Nancy in Giles Havergal’s production of Albert Herring.
Other solo appearances include Drummer Girl Der Kaiser von Atlantis with English Touring Opera, Béatrice Béatrice et Bénédict at the Royal Academy of Music, Cherubino Le Nozze di Figaro for British Youth Opera, and song recitals in the Wigmore Hall with the Countess of Munster Young Artists and the Royal Academy’s Song Circle. She also performed a lieder recital in the 2013 City of London Festival with her regular accompanist, William Vann.
Future engagements include a recording of Zemlinsky's Opus 13 with Trevor Pinnock, and an appearance in the Loch Shiel Festival in May 2014. Katie is represented by Rayfield Allied.