Royal Northern College of Music
Katie Lowe Soprano
Recipient of Independent Opera Postgraduate Voice Fellowship 2016
British soprano Katie Lowe completed her undergraduate degree at the Royal Northern College of Music, returning last year to study for an RNCM International Artist Diploma with Susan Roper. Prior to this, Katie studied at the Royal College of Music and Cardiff International Academy of Voice, and completed her MA in advanced vocal studies at the Wales International Academy of Voice.
Operatic roles include Innkeeper’s Wife and Woodpecker The Cunning Little Vixen, Vixen The Threepenny Opera, Maman L’enfant et les Sortilèges, Kabanicha Katja Kabanowa, Sorceress Dido and Aeneas, Una Voce Interno La Rondine and Anna Maurrant in the RNCM’s 2015 production of Kurt Weill's Street Scene. Roles in opera excerpts include Dido Dido and Aeneas, Electkra Idomeneo, Donna Anna Don Giovanni, Fordiligi Così fan tutte, Mimi La bohème, Leonora Fidelio, Magda The Consul, and the title role in Tosca.
Katie is a recipient of numerous awards, including the Ian Fleming Award MBF, Sybil Tutton Award MBF, Countess of Munster Award, Les Azurieles Young Artist Award, Dennis O'Neill Foundation Award and the Josephine Baker Trust. The Sir John Fisher Foundation supported Katie’s studies at the RNCM, where she was also awarded the Robin Kay Memorial Prize.
Katie became a Samling scholar in 2016 and will join Wexford Festival Opera in September to sing the role of Nora in their new production of Vaughan Williams’ Riders to the Sea. Following this, Katie will perform the title role in Suor Angelica with the Manchester Ensemble in December 2016.