Katie Bray named ‘performer of the season’ for her roles at ETO

17 November 2016

Katie Bray has received outstanding reviews for her ‘beautifully sung’ (Peter Reed, Opera Magazine) performance as Minerva in English Touring Opera’s highly praised production of Monteverdi’s Ulysses’ Homecoming. This production is still on the road, but Katie has already received great recognition from the critics:

‘Katie Bray - the performer of the season - once again shows her quality as Minerva’ - Alexandra Coghlan, The Spectator

‘Katie Bray declaims Minerva’s injunctions with irresistible authority and panache’ - Rupert Christiansen, The Telegraph

‘Katie Bray repeated her tremendously spirited performance of the previous evening, surmounting the high-lying line with panache as a commanding Minerva whose rulings and instructions must be obeyed’ - Claire Seymour, Opera Today

‘Katie Bray’s exceptional Minerva glows with unnerving energy, Monteverdi’s stratospheric demands delivered with calm panache by her tireless, lyrical soprano. Bray’s gifts as singer and actress allow her to achieve a playful, slick and severe delivery which is ideal for the goddess of wisdom and war, the greatest of all immortal strategists fighting for her favourite hero, in a fabulous performance’ – Charlotte Valori, Bachtrack

Katie has also been acclaimed for her comic talent playing Satirino in Cavalli’s La Calisto:

‘Katie Bray’s Satirino bubbled with dynamics, colour and unstoppable comic energy’ – Yehuda Shapiro, Opera Magazine

You can still catch Katie in action in both of these productions and in ETO’s performances of Bach’s St John Passion. Tickets and more information here.

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