Katie Coventry (mezzo-soprano) was born in Scotland and is in her final year at the Royal College of Music International Opera School where she studies with Tim Evan-Jones as a recipient of an Independent Opera Voice Scholarship. She graduated with First Class Honours in History and Music from Royal Holloway College and was awarded the Alice Dougherty Chaplin Prize. She then began her studies at the RCM where she received her Masters of Performance with Distinction.
Recent roles for RCMIOS include Ramiro La Finta Giardiniera, Hänsel Hänsel und Gretel, Prince Orlofsky Die Fledermaus, Nancy Albert Herring, Zweiter Knabe Die Zauberflöte and L’ecureuil and La chatte L’enfant et les sortilèges. Other roles include Ariodante Ariodante (London Handel Festival), Kate Julian Owen Wingrave, Fox The Cunning Little Vixen (British Youth Opera), Mazet La Colombe (Opera Danube/ West Green House Opera) and Stephano Roméo et Juliette (Opera Bearwood).
Recent concert performances include Duruflé Requiem at Southwark Cathedral, Mozart Requiem at Cadogan Hall and Stravinsky’s Pulcinella with Vladimir Jurowski and RCM’s Symphony Orchestra. In masterclasses, Katie has worked with Sarah Connolly, Dame Ann Murray, Barry Banks and Jonathan Lemalu. She is generously supported by a Help Musicians UK Tutton Award, the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, a Sir James Caird Travelling Scholarship Award, the Cross Trust and the Josephine Baker Trust.
She is an ENO Harewood artist and made her début as Edith Pirates of Penzance in 2016.