Scottish Mezzo Soprano, Katie Coventry is training at the Royal College of Music International Opera School where she studies with Tim Evan-Jones.
Katie graduated with First Class Honours in History and Music from Royal Holloway, University of London before arriving at the Royal College of Music where she received her Masters of Performance with Distinction.
Recent roles for RCMIOS include Ramiro La Finta Giardiniera (Harry Fehr, Buxton Festival Revival), Hänsel, Ariodante with the London Handel Festival, Prince Orlofsky Die Fledermaus with John Copley, Nancy for Liam Steele's Albert Herring, Zweiter Knabe Die Zauberflöte, (Jean-Claude Auvray) and L’Écureuil and La Chatte L’enfant et les sortilèges (James Bonas). Other roles include Kate Julian Owen Wingrave, The Fox The Cunning Little Vixen and 3rd Singing Apple The Little Green Swallow (BYO), Le Prince Charmant, (Opera Holloway), Stephano (Opera Bearwood) and Mazet for Simon Butteriss' La Colombe (West Green House Opera and Opera Danube). In scenes Katie has performed the roles of Cenerentola, Dorabella, the Fox and Tisbe, created the role of The Reader for Josephine Stephenson’s chamber opera, On False Perspective as part of RCM ‘Hogarth’s Stages’, was female cover for Iain Burnside's Journeying Boys and has worked with Simon Butteriss in a staged production of Mahler's Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen and Shoenberg's Brettl Lieder (RCM Britten Theatre).
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Recent oratorio performances include Mozart Requiem at Cadogan Hall, Duruflé Requiem at Southwark Cathedral, Haydn Maria Theresa Mass at St James' Piccadilly, Haydn Creation at the Royal Festival Hall, Vivaldi Gloria and Mozart Vespers.
Katie is also an avid recitalist and concert performer, such engagements include Joseph Horovitz's Lady Macbeth at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Ravel's Chansons Madécasses (RCM Britten Theatre), Luigi Nono's Donde estas hermano? (King's Place), works by Hanns Eisler and Egon Wellesz as part of RCM's Singing a Song in a Foreign Land project and most recently, Stravinsky's Pulcinella with RCM Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Vladimir Jurowski.
In masterclasses she has worked with Dame Felicity Lott, Dame Ann Murray, Sarah Connolly, Janis Kelly, Peter Savidge, Barry Banks and Jonathan Lemalu. Katie is a Drapers' De Turkheim Scholar supported by a South Square Trust award and is also generously supported by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, a Sir James Caird Travelling Award, the Cross Trust and the Josephine Baker Trust.
Upcoming performances include Edith for English National Opera's Pirates of Penzance. Katie is the 2017 winner of the Joaninha Award.