As a Harewood Artist with English National Opera, Katie Stevenson has enjoyed recent appearances in Daniel Kramer’s new production of Harrison Birtwistle’s The Mask of Orpheus, as Kate Pinkerton in Madam Butterfly, and garnered particular attention as Nefertiti in Phelim McDermott’s production of Akhnaten. This season Katie sings her first Grimgerde for Longborough Festival Opera as part of their new Der Ring des Nibelungen under Anthony Negus, and further ahead reprises the role in Richard Jones’ new production of The Valkyrie at ENO under Martyn Brabbins.
Operatic highlights include the title role in Porpora’s rarely performed L’Agrippina for Barber Opera in Birmingham, and Third Lady in Die Zauberflote for both ENO and Garsington in Netia Jones’ new production under Christian Curnyn. In concert, Katie made her BBC Proms debut in Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Sakari Oramo as part of the Last Night of the Proms, and joined Orquesta Sinfónica Del Principado De Asturias for Kindertotenlieder.
In competition, 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, and won the 2016 Marjorie Thomas Art of Song prize.