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Katie Bray

Mezzo-soprano

  • Katie Bray outshone the rest of the cast with her sparkling heroine (Béatrice)
    Opera Now
  • Bray brought a really exciting bravura to the piece. This was the first time in the evening when the hairs on the back of the neck were raised (Ariodante)
    Sebastian Petit, Opera Britannia
  • Vocally, the undisputed star was Katie Bray as Polly
    David Karlin, Bachtrack
  • British mezzo-soprano, Katie Bray is fast establishing a colourful international career, most recently engaged as Charlotte Werther in the 2014 Grimeborn Festival. This year, she made her solo début with Garsington Opera as Emma in Offenbach’s Vert Vert, directed by Martin Duncan and conducted by David Parry. Other recent operatic roles include Lazuli L’Étoile with New Sussex Opera, cover Cherubino Le Nozze di Figaro in McVicar’s production at the Royal Opera House, and Nancy Albert Herring with Opera North.

    This season, she makes her solo début with English National Opera in Joanna Lee’s The Way Back Home at the Young Vic Theatre, and in 2015, she will join Opera Holland Park as Mallika Lakmé and Opera North as Rosina Il barbiere di Siviglia.

    She is also a keen recitalist, and has performed in prestigious venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, The Forge, the Holywell Music Room and St George’s, Hanover Square. She has given recitals in many song festivals including the City of London Festival, the London English Song Festival and the Oxford Lieder Festival.

    Other recent highlights include a recording of Zemlinsky’s Opus 13 with Trevor Pinnock, and Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde in the 2014 Loch Shiel Spring Festival.

    Katie Bray graduated as a Karaviotis Scholar from the opera course at the Royal Academy of Music, and was awarded the 2012 Principal’s Prize.

    Taught by Elizabeth Ritchie and Iain Ledingham, she won First Prize in the Academy’s prestigious Richard Lewis Singing Competition in 2011.

    • Werther
      Grimeborn Festival

      The most strikingly successful element of the evening was Katie Bray’s fresh-faced and ingenuous Charlotte. Her olive-toned mezzo projects cleanly... Here is a name to remember.
      Rupert Christiansen, The Telegraph
    • Vert-Vert
      Garsington Opera (June 2014)

      Naughty girlie chums Katie Bray (a super mezzo) and Raphaella Papadakis are scrumptious in their opening pranks.
      Roderic Dunnett, The Arts Desk
    • L’Étoile
      New Sussex Opera (November 2013)

      Lazuli was sung with panache by Katie Bray.
      Rupert Christiansen, The Telegraph ****
      The character who might be said to have been born under a lucky star, Lazuli, was personified with great charm by Katie Bray, who delivered her solos in a firmly rounded mezzo-soprano and her dialogue in clear-cut tones.
      Margaret Davies, Opera Magazine
      The magnetic Katie Bray was an itinerant beautician Lazuli.
      Robert Thicknesse, Opera Now
    • Albert Herring
      Opera North (May 2013)

      Katie Bray’s handsome-voiced Nancy.
      Andrew Clark, The Financial Times *****
      Katie Bray caught my ear as Nancy.
      Rupert Christiansen, The Telegraph
    • Emperor of Atlantis
      English Touring Opera

      Musically it's terrific, with not a weak performance anywhere, though Katie Bray’s warmongering Drummer and Callum Thorpe as the multiple voices of reason and technology that Ullmann simply calls Loudspeaker, are particularly outstanding.
      Tim Ashley, The Guardian
      Katie Bray’s mezzo was outstanding. Her punch performance as the thigh-bone wielding Drummer combined vocal athleticism with physical vigour on stage.
      John-Pierre Joyce, Music OMH
      Katie Bray was outstanding.
      Opera Now
    • Béatrice et Bénédict
      Royal Academy Opera

      Katie Bray’s Béatrice is sparkily acted and warmly sung
      Richard Morrison, The Times
      The Béatrice of Katie Bray was stunningly brilliant
      Michael Tanner, The Spectator
    • World Premiere of Kommilitonen, Sir Peter Maxwell-Davies
      Royal Academy of Music

      Wu is sung with the luxurious mezzo-soprano of Katie Bray, a sound of compassion, plangeant but not abject or begging. This is the most convincingly operatic performance, Bray characterising Wu with the quality of sound. Consequently it’s, for me, the most gripping account of a maligned individual of the evening.
      Royal Academy of Music
    • Die Dreigroschenoper
      Royal Academy of Music

      Vocally, the undisputed star was Katie Bray as Polly. Bray gave us wonderful feel for Weill's melodic lines and for every mood, whether lyrical in her Farewell Song, waywardly self-willed in the Song of Yes and No or rapid-fire in her Jealousy duet with Runette Botha's Lucy
      David Karlin, Bachtrack
  • Katie Bray Opera Repertoire

    BERLIOZ
    • Béatrice et Bénédict (Béatrice)
    BERNSTEIN
    • Candide (Paquette/Old Lady)
    BIZET
    • Carmen (Carmen)
    BRITTEN
    • Albert Herring (Nancy)
    • The Rape of Lucretia (Lucretia)
    • A Midsummer Night's Dream (Hermia)
    CHABRIER
    • L'Etoile (Lazuli)
    GOUNOD
    • Faust (Siebel)
    MASSENET
    • Werther (Charlotte)
    MAXWELL-DAVIES
    • Kommilitonen! (Wu)
    MONTEVERDI
    • L'Incoronazione di Poppea (title role)
    MOZART
    • Cosi fan tutte (Dorabella)
    • Don Giovanni (Zerlina)
    • La Clemenza di Tito (Sesto / Annio)
    • Le nozze di Figaro (Cherubino)
    • Die Zauberfloete (Second Lady)
    ROSSINI
    • La Cenerentola (Angelina)
    ULLMANN
    • Der Kaiser von Atlantis (Drummer Girl)
    WEILL
    • Die Dreigroschenoper (Polly Peachum)
    • Die Sieben Todsünden (Anna)

    Katie Bray Concert Repertoire

    ASHE
    • The Waters
    • The Light
    • The Earth
    BACH
    • Magnificat
    • Christmas Oratorio
    • St John Passion
    • St Matthew Passion
    • Mass in B minor
    • BWV 7 - Christ unser Herr zum Jorden kam
    • BWV 28 - Gottlob! nun geht das Jahr zu Ende
    • BWV 42 - Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats
    • BWV 83 - Erfreute Zeit im neuen Bunde
    • BWV 164 - Ihr, die ihr euch von Christo nennet
    • BWV 170 - Vergnuegte Ruh
    • BWV 249 - Osteroratorium
    BEETHOVEN
    • Ninth Symphony
    BRAHMS
    • Op. 91
    BRIDGE
    • Three Songs for voice, viola and piano H.76
    BRITTEN
    • Ceremony of Carols
    • Cabaret Songs
    • The Red Cockatoo
    • A Charm of Lullabies
    COPLAND
    • In the Beginning
    DURUFLE
    • Requiem
    HANDEL
    • Dixit Dominus
    • Messiah
    HAYDN
    • Harmony Messe
    • Paukenmesse
    • Nelson Mass
    JENKINS
    • The Armed Man
    • Stabat Mater
    MATTHEWS
    • Vespers
    MENDELSSOHN
    • Elijah
    MOZART
    • Mass in C minor
    • Mass in C major
    • Requiem
    ORFF
    • Carmina Burana
    RAVEL
    • Cinq melodies populaires grecques
    ROSSINI
    • Petite Messe Solemnelle
    SCHUBERT
    • Mass in B flat
    SCHUMANN
    • Frauenliebe und leben
    • Myrten
    • Lieder und Gesange aus 'Wilhelm Meister' Op. 98a
    SEIBER
    • Four Greek Folk Songs
    STRAVINSKY
    • Mass
    VIVALDI
    • Gloria
    WAGNER
    • Wesendonck Lieder
    WEBER
    • Mass in E flat
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