Soprano Katherine McIndoe is a Wellington native. She holds a Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours in Classical Performance Voice from the New Zealand School of Music, where she studied under Jenny Wollerman and Richard Greager. She was a Dame Malvina Major Emerging Artist with New Zealand Opera in 2015 and 2016, and is a member of the inaugural Dame Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation Singer Development Programme. She won the Dame Malvina Major Foundation Wellington Aria Competition in 2015, has performed with the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra as a finalist in the New Zealand Aria Competition for the past three years, and has attended the New Zealand Opera School four times. She recently played Tatyana in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin
and Giulietta in Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi
for Days Bay Opera, and has been selected for the 2017 Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme at the Aldeburgh Festival in Suffolk. In September, she will begin a Masters at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, studying under Yvonne Kenny.
Katherine recently made her Barbican debut in Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking
, performing with Joyce DiDonato, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and the BBC Singers. Gounod, Faust, “Ah, je ris de me voir” Semi-Finals Concert of the 2017 IFAC Handa Australian Singing Competition Britten, Peter Grimes, "Embroidery in childhood" Semi-Finals Concert of the 2017 IFAC Handa Australian Singing Competition Berg, Sieben Frühe Lieder, “Die Nachtigall” Semi-Finals Concert of the 2017 IFAC Handa Australian Singing Competition