Royal College of Music
Katie Coventry Mezzo Soprano
Recipient of Independent Opera Voice Scholarship 2016
Scottish Mezzo Soprano Katie Coventry is training at the RCM International Opera School (RCMIOS) where she studies with Tim Evan-Jones.
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 for RCMIOS include 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), 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).
Recent concert performances include Duruflé's Requiem at Southwark Cathedral, Mozart's Requiem at Cadogan Hall and Stravinsky’s Pulcinella with Vladimir Jurowski and RCM’s Symphony Orchestra. In masterclasses, Katie has worked with Sarah Connolly, Dame Ann Murray, Barry Banks and Jonathan Lemalu. She is generously supported by a Help Musicians UK Tutton Award, The Countess of Munster Musical Trust, a Sir James Caird Travelling Scholarship Award and the Josephine Baker Trust.
Upcoming performances include the role of Kate Julian for British Youth Opera’s Owen Wingrave and Ramiro for RCMIOS La Finta Giardiniera. She makes her English National Opera début as Edith in The Pirates of Penzance in 2017.
This biography was published in September 2016.