British mezzo-soprano, Katie Bray is fast establishing a colourful international career, most recently engaged as Mallika Lakmé at Opera Holland Park. She made her solo débuts with Garsington Opera as Emma in Offenbach's Vert Vert, directed by Martin Duncan and conducted by David Parry, and English National Opera in Joanna Lee’s The Way Back Home at the Young Vic Theatre. Other recent operatic roles include Charlotte Werther at the 2014 Grimeborn Fesitval, Lazuli L'Étoile with New Sussex Opera, cover Cherubino Le Nozze di Figaro in McVicar's production at ROH, and Nancy Albert Herring with Opera North.
This season sees her return to Opera North as Rosina Il barbiere di Siviglia as well as ENO’s Akhnaten and Zulma Italiana in Algeri for Garsington Opera.
She is also a keen recitalist, and has performed in prestigious venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, The Forge, the Holywell Music Room and St George's, Hanover Square. She has given recitals in many song festivals including the City of London Festival, the London English Song Festival and the Oxford Lieder Festival.
Other recent highlights include a recording of Zemlinsky's Opus 13 with Trevor Pinnock, and Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde in the 2014 Loch Shiel Spring Festival.
Katie Bray 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.