British soprano Katie Lowe studied at the RNCM, RCM, CIAV and completed her MA in advanced Vocal studies at the Wales International Academy of Voice. Katie returned to the RNCM in 2015/16 to complete her college education on the International Artist Diploma course studying with Susan Roper.
Operatic experiences include: Helmwige (cover) in Die Walküre (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden), Innkeepers Wife and Woodpecker in The Cunning Little Vixen (RNCM), the Vixen in The Threepenny Opera (RNCM) and Maman in Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges (RNCM), Kabanicha in Katja Kabanova (RNCM Opera Theatre), The Sorceress in Dido and Aeneas (Manchester Camerata), Una Voce Interno in La Rondine (Opera Holland Park, cover) and the role of Anna Maurrant in the RNCM production of Kurt Weill’s Street Scene. Opera Excerpts include Dido in Dido and Aeneas (RNCM), Electkra in Idomeneo (RCM), Donna Anna in Don Giovanni (RCM), Fordiligi in Cosi fan Tutte (CIAV), Mimi in La bohème (CIAV), the title role inTosca and Leonora in Fidelio (Clonter Opera), Magda in The Consul (RNCM).
Katie is a recipient of the Elizabeth Connell Prize (2017), the Ian Fleming Award MBF, the Sybil Tutton Award MBF, Countess of Munster Award, Les Azuriales Young Artist Award, Dennis O’Neill Foundation Award and the Josephine Barker Trust. Katie’s studies in 2015/16 were supported by the Sir John Fisher Foundation. In 2016 Katie has also been awarded the Robin Kay Memorial prize and is the recipient of the independent opera postgraduate voice fellowship (2016/17).
In 2016 Katie became a Samling scholar, she joined Wexford festival opera to sing the role of Nora in their new production of Vaughan William’s opera Riders to the Sea. Katie then went on to perform the title role in Suor Angelica with the Manchester Opera Ensemble in December 2016. In 2017 Katie preformed the role Brünnhilde in Act 3 of Göetterdämmerung with the Mastersingers and Tony Legg conducting, also in 2017 Katie performed the role of the Mother in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel with the Celebrate Voice Festival in Salisbury.