The young British mezzo-soprano Katie Stevenson makes her professional operatic debut this season as an ENO Harewood Artist in the world premiere of Nico Muhly’s Hitchcock-inspired Marnie, conducted by Martyn Brabbins. For Barber Opera, she sings the title role in a rare staging of Porpora’s L’Agrippina; and makes her debut with Garsington Opera as Third Lady in Netia Jones’ new production of Die Zauberflöte under Christian Curnyn.
In concert Katie recently made her debut at the Last Night of the Proms in a peformance of Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Sakari Oramo — cast to showcase the UK’s most promising emerging young talent. And abroad, she took part in Bilbao’s Festival Musika-Música where she sang Kindertotenlieder with the Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias under Perry So.
Barber: Must the Winter Come so Soon (Vanessa)
Mozart: Voi Che Sapete (Le nozze di Figaro)
Britten: Sail on, Sail on
Trad. (arr. Gerald Moore): Blow the Wind Southerly
Wagner: Weiche Wotan weiche (Das Rheingold)
“Katie Stevenson was a compelling, committed Agrippina”
(Opera Magazine, December 2017)
“All nine of the cast members adeptly accepted the challenge and rose to the occasion so well that it is hard to pick out those deserving a special mention. However, forced to choose, I would note the mezzo-soprano Katie Stevenson in the title-role”
(Bachtrack, September 2017)
“Katie Stevenson sculpted Virtù’s and Venere’s lines to striking effect”
(Opera Magazine, August 2016)
“As Virtue and Venus, Katie Stevenson deployed a steely mezzo that contrasted nicely with the flirtatious warmth in the voice of Nika Gorič’s Fortuna.”
(Bachtrack, May 2016)
“A fruity force to be reckoned with”
(Opera Magazine, March 2016)
“Katie Stevenson similarly raised smiles as sister-in-law – one suspects that covers a multitude of sins – to the Headman.”
(Boulezian, March 2016)
“As the Mayor’s sister-in-law — the butt of all the jokes and trickery — Katie Stevenson did not let the comic shenanigans distract her from producing a firm, full-toned melodic line.”
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