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Katie Grosset

Mezzo Soprano

Scottish mezzo Katie Grosset trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the Opera Studio Vlaanderen and at the National Opera Studio in London. She studies with Catherine Wyn-Rogers.

As a Scottish Opera Emerging Artist her roles included Zerlina (cover), Edith Pirates of Penzance, Flora and Annina La Traviata, Second Lady (cover) Boletta (cover) Lady from the Sea. She also performed on the Scottish Opera Highlights Tour. In the recent season she sang 3rd Witch in their tour of Macbeth.

Elsewhere she has sung Olga in Eugene Onegin at Edinburgh Festival, Brambilla La Périchôle for Garsington Opera, Romeo I Capuletti e i Montecchi at the Flanders Opera Studio, Annio La Clemenza di Tito for Opus Opera, Juno Semele for Hampstead Garden Opera.

Contemporary performances include an appearance as Nurse Wallace on BBC Radio 3 Drama 'A Soldier and a Maker', Mary in Charlotte Bray’s Making Arrangements at the Tête à Tète Opera Festival, Henze’s Voices with the Guildhall Contemporary Ensemble at the Barbican recorded for BBC Radio 3, and Ma in Lads in their Hundreds by Iain Burnside. In 2009 she toured France singing the alto solo in Stravinsky’s Les Noces with the Guildhall Consort and Sinfonia.

On the concert platform she has sung with the Brighton Orpheus, Dundee, St Andrew, Cirencester and Cumbernauld Choral Societies, Reading Festival Chorus and West London Consort in a range of repertoire. Last year she shared a recital at the Oxford Lieder Festival with Lucy Hall and appeared on Comic Relief as a feature on Mark Watson's 27 hour comedy marathon.

2014/15 included the lead role in Waxwings, a new opera for children with special needs, and the cover of Aurelio L’Assedio di Calais for English Touring Opera, Mercédès Carmen for Neville Holt and Shoushan in the British premiere of ’ Gariné for the Grimeborn Festival. As well as playing Romeo with Pop Up, Katie looks forward to singing her first Carmen in 2016, performing her debut concert in London's Festival Hall, and playing various roles in the Gilbert and Sullivan Festival and Festival tour.

Press:

"Katie Grosset’s gale force Romeo was just terrific, tempestuous in a way no poor male could manage" - The Times, I Capuleti e i Montecchi