Scottish mezzo-soprano Katie Coventry returned to the English National Opera in the autumn of 2019 for the Second Woman in Harrison Birtwistle’s The Mask of Orpheus. Further performances in 2019/20 – the Turnspit (Rusalka) for ENO and for her debut with the Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg and Kate Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) for her debut with the Hallé Orchestra – unfortunately had to be cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic. In 2018/19 Katie Coventry was regularly heard at the Salzburg Landestheater, where her repertoire included Rosette (Manon), Doralice in Rossini’s La gazzetta, Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro), Zerlina (Don Giovanni) and Frau Grubach and the Bailiff’s Wife in Philip Glass’s The Trial. She was a Harewood Artist at the ENO, where she made her debut as Edith in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance, later appearing with the company as Cherubino. She made her debut at the Teatro Real in Madrid as Jennie Hildebrand in Kurt Weill’s Street Scene.
On the concert platform Katie Coventry sang the second soprano part in Mozart’s C minor Mass with the Salzburg Camerata under Roger Norrington at the 2018 Salzburg Festival. She has also been heard in performances of Mozart’s Requiem in London’s Royal Albert Hall and Cadogan Hall, in Duruflé’s Requiem in Southwark Cathedral and in Haydn’s ‘Nelson’ Mass in Riga Cathedral and in numerous other sacred works in St James’s, Piccadilly, and St Martin-in-the-Fields.
Following her return to the Salzburg Festival for Elektra, Katie Coventry will make her debut at the Theater an der Wien as Cherubino in a new production of Le nozze di Figaro in November 2020.
Katie Coventry is a graduate of the Royal College of Music International Opera School, where she studied as an Independent Opera Voice Scholar with Tim Evans-Jones. She was a participant in the Young Singers Project at the 2018 Salzburg Festival.