Katie Stevenson

Award: Tutton Award

Year: 2017

Genre: Classical

Location: National Opera Studio

British mezzo-soprano Katie Stevenson is currently in her final year on the opera course at the Royal Academy of Music, studying with Yvonne Howard and Audrey Hyland. In September she will join the National Opera Studio. 

In 2015 Katie was the recipient of all three prizes at the Wagner Society Singing Competition, culminating in an invitation to attend the Bayreuth Young Scholars Programme in summer 2016, as well as winning the 2016 Marjorie Thomas Art of Song prize.
At the Academy, Katie has performed a variety of roles and scenes including L’Opinion Publique (Orphée aux enfers), Unulfo (Rodelinda), Virtù and Venere (L’incoronazione di Poppea), Third Lady (Die Zauberflöte), Mère Marie (Dialogues de Carmélites), Pierotto (Linda di Chamounix), Auntie (Peter Grimes), the Baroness (Vanessa), Carmen (Carmen) and La Badessa and Maestra delle Novizie (Suor Angelica). Other highlights have included French Mother and chorus in Paul Curran’s new production of Death in Venice for Garsington Opera, conducted by Steuart Bedford. Further ahead Katie joins Barber Opera in Birmingham in the title role of Porpora’s L’Agrippina.

On the concert platform Katie recently made her BBC Proms debut singing Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Sakari Oramo. In March she also performed Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder with Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias conducted by Perry So as part of Musika-Músika in Bilbao. Whilst still a student Katie has a great deal of concert experience, with recent engagements including both Elijah and Messiah with the Grantham Choral Society, The Music Makers at Arundel Cathedral and Elgar’s Kingdom with The Elgar Sinfonia. In recital Katie is a member of the Academy Song Circle and made her Wigmore Hall debut in January 2017 with songs by Stanford, Herbert and Quilter. Katie is incredibly grateful for the support of Help Musicians UK and the Countess of Munster Musical Trust.