Katie Slater (mezzo-soprano) read English and French at the University of Nottingham, during which time she attended the Ecole Normale Cortot de Musique in Paris. She went on to gain a Masters with Distinction at Trinity College of Music, where she studied with Ameral Gunson. Katie continues learning with Anne Mason, and receives coaching from Liz Rowe and Peter Robinson.
Operatic engagements include Dorabella in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte with Hampstead Garden Opera; Hansel in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel at the Kings Head Theatre, and Olga (Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin) with Blackheath Community Opera, directed by Harry Fehr. Most recently she was a Sprite in Tobias Picker’s Fantastic Mr Fox for Opera Holland Park, and played Mad Margaret (Gilbert and Sullivan’s Ruddigore) at Buxton Opera House.
Katie’s concert work includes the title role in a recent première of Nick Bicat’s Perpetua at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, conducted by Andrew Parrott, the mezzo soprano soloist in Vivaldi’s Gloria with Northampton Bach Choir, and Beethoven’s Mass in C with the Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra.
Katie is the grateful recipient of the Cordelia Moses Scholarship, and the TCM Contemporary Vocal Prize.
Forthcoming productions in 2013 include La Messaggera (cover) in Monteverdi’s Orfeo with Silent Opera, Suzy La Rondine with Go Opera and Kate Pinkerton Madama Butterfly, with the Christine Collins Young Artists Programme for Opera Holland Park.