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Katie Coventry*

Currently an English National Opera Harewood Artist, Scottish mezzo-soprano Katie Coventry made her debut with the company during the 2016/17 season as Edith in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance. During the 2017/18 season she was heard as Shadow Marie 2 in Nico Muhly’s Marnie and made her role debut as Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro). She also covered the role of Annio (La clemenza di Tito) at the Glyndebourne Festival and sang Jennie Hildebrand in Kurt Weill’s Street Scene at the Teatro Real in Madrid.

Katie Coventry studied with Tim Evans-Jones at the Royal College of Music’s International Opera School, where she was an Independent Opera Voice Scholar. Among the roles that she sang as part of the International Opera School’s programme were Ramiro (La finta giardiniera), Hänsel (Hänsel und Gretel), Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus), Nancy (Albert Herring) and the Squirrel and Female Cat in L’Enfant et les sortilèges. She has also sung the title role in Ariodante for the London Handel Festival, Kate Julian in Britten’s Owen Wingrave, the Fox (The Cunning Little Vixen), Mazet in Gounod’s La Colombe and Stéphano (Roméo et Juliette).

Katie Coventry won the 2017 Joaninha Award and was a finalist in the inaugural Grange Festival International Singing Competition. On the concert platform she has performed in such works as Mozart’s Requiem in London’s Royal Albert Hall and Cadogan Hall, Duruflé’s Requiem in Southwark Cathedral, Haydn’s ‘Nelson’ Mass in Riga, numerous oratorios in St James’s Piccadilly and St Martin-in-the-Fields and, most recently, Stravinsky’s Pulcinella under Vladimir Jurowski.

As a participant in the 2018 Salzburg Festival Young Singers Project Katie Coventry will be one of the soloists at the Young Conductors Award Concert Weekend.

Current as of July 2018

Katie Coventry*, ©  Salzburger Festspiele / Doris Wild

Katie Coventry*, © Salzburger Festspiele / Doris Wild


Katie Coventry*