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Katherine is a soprano from Wellington, studying on the Opera Studies programme at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama under Yvonne Kenny. She was a Dame Malvina Major Emerging Artist with New Zealand Opera, and a member of the inaugural Dame Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation Singer Development Programme. She has been a Britten-Pears Young Artist at the Aldeburgh Festival twice, working on Britten’s song repertoire with Malcom Martineau, Mark Padmore, and Dame Ann Murray. She holds a Master of Performance with Distinction from the Guildhall and a Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours from the New Zealand School of Music.
Her recent roles include Iolanta (Iolanta) with Les Azuriales Opera in Nice; the Governess (The Turn of the Screw) at the Barnes Music Festival; Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte) and Marcellina (Le nozze di Figaro) with Bloomsbury Opera; Tatyana (Eugene Onegin) and Giulietta (I Capuleti e I Montecchi) with Days Bay Opera. At Guildhall, she is about to sing Susanna in Il segreto di Susanna, as well as Barbarina in 'The Little Green Swallow' in the new year. Katherine has also performed in two productions at the Barbican: ensemble roles in Candide with the London Symphony Orchestra under Marin Alsop, and Sister Catherine in the UK première of Dead Man Walking with the BBC Symphony and Joyce DiDonato. She was recently the soloist in a UK tour with the Richard Alston Dance Company, performing Britten’s 'On This Island' live at Snape Maltings and Sadler’s Wells as part of a newly choreographed piece called Shine On. She has performed at Wigmore Hall, and live on BBC Radio 3 to celebrate the centenary of women’s suffrage in the UK. Katherine is generously supported by the Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation, the Guildhall School, and the Kiwi Music Scholarship.