Karaviotis scholar, Katie Bray, graduated 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. Last year, 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 new production of Albert Herring.
Katie Bray was awarded prizes for her contribution to English Song and Lieder at RAM, as well as the Alfred Alexander Scholarship and the Karaviotis and Sir Thomas Armstrong Awards. She was also the recipient of the Opera Prize and third prize overall in the 2011 Mozart International Singing Competition, the Audience Prize in the 2010 Handel Singing Competition and third prize in the 2010 Jackdaws Vocal Award.
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.
Current engagements include cover Cherubino Le Nozze di Figaro in McVicar's production at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (John Eliot Gardiner), and Lazuli L'Étoile with New Sussex Opera, the final performance of which takes place at Cadogan Hall, London. Katie is represented by Rayfield Allied.