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Royal College of Music

Katie Coventry Mezzo Soprano

Recipient of Independent Opera Voice Scholarship 2016

Scottish Mezzo Soprano, Katie Coventry is an ENO Harewood Artist and is finishing her training at the Royal College of Music International Opera School where she studies with Tim Evan-Jones as a recipient of an Independent Opera Voice Scholarship.

Katie graduated with First Class Honours in History and Music from Royal Holloway and was awarded the Alice Dougherty Chaplin Prize.   She then began her studies at the RCM where she received her Masters of Performance with Distinction.  

Recent roles include Edith Pirates of Penzance for English National Opera and for RCMIOS include Ramiro La Finta Giardiniera, Hänsel Hänsel und Gretel, Prince Orlofsky Die Fledermaus, Nancy Albert Herring, Zweiter Knabe Die Zauberflöte and L’Écureuil and La Chatte L’enfant et les sortilèges. Other roles include Ariodante Ariodante (London Handel Festival), Kate Julian Owen Wingrave, The Fox The Cunning Little Vixen (British Youth Opera), Mazet La Colombe (Opera Danube/ West Green House Opera) and Stephano Roméo et Juliette (Opera Bearwood). 

Her studies were generously supported by a Help Musicians UK Tutton Award, the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, a Sir James Caird Travelling Scholarship Award, the Cross Trust and the Josephine Baker Trust. She is also this year’s winner of the Joaninha Award.

Upcoming performances include covering Annio La Clemenza di Tito for Glyndebourne Festival Opera, covering the title role in Marnie, a new Nico Muhly opera at ENO and also Cherubino in Fiona Shaw’s Marriage of Figaro at ENO.

This biography was published in June 2017.