Katie Bray

Katie Bray

Mezzo soprano

Karaviotis scholar Katie Bray graduated from The Royal Academy Opera. She was awarded the 2012 Principal's Prize and first prize in the Academy's prestigious Richard Lewis/Jean Shanks Award.


    Karaviotis scholar Katie Bray graduated from The Royal Academy Opera 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/Jean Shanks Award in 2011. Bray made her solo debuts with Glyndebourne Festival Opera and English Touring Opera in 2013, as well as joining Opera North as Nancy in Giles Havergal’s new production of Albert Herring.

    Bray was awarded prizes for her contribution to English song and Lieder at the Academy, as well as the Alfred Alexander Scholarship, and the Karaviotis and Sir Thomas Armstrong Awards. She was also the recipient of the Opera Prize and third prize overall in the 2011 Mozart International Singing Competition, the Audience Prize in the 2010 Handel Singing Competition and third prize in the 2010 Jackdaws Vocal Award. In 2019 she won the Dame Joan Sutherland Audience prize at the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition.

    Other solo appearances include Drummer in Der Kaiser von Atlantis with The English Touring Opera, Béatrice in Béatrice et Bénédict with The Royal Academy Opera, Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro with The British Youth Opera and song recitals at Wigmore Hall with the Countess of Munster Young Artists and Academy Song Circle. She performed a Lieder recital in the 2013 City of London Festival with her regular accompanist, William Vann.