Katie Stenzel is a dynamic, coloratura soprano. Described by Limelight Magazine as possessing “a powerful and perfectly controlled upper range”, she has established herself as an engaging and multi-faceted performer. She graduated with a Bachelor of Music from Queensland University of Technology and subsequently completed her Master of Music Studies at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music.
Katie has since performed across Australia and internationally with companies including Opera Queensland, Opera Australia, The Brisbane Festival, The Adelaide Fringe Festival, and the Taipei Drama Festival in Taiwan.
Her operatic roles have included Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Valencienne in The Merry Widow, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Niece 1 in Peter Grimes, Zorah in Ruddigore and the creation of the role of Loretta in The Crushing: A Gothic Opera. She has also understudied roles including Euridice and Amore in Orfeo ed Euridice, Kumudha in A Flowering Tree, Rose Maybud in Ruddigore, Berta in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Cunegonde in Candide, and Yum Yum in The Mikado. She has appeared in concert works including Messiah (Handel), Carmina Burana (Orff) and Oratorio de Noêl (Saint-Saëns). Katie has appeared on national television for the Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols, as well as Tourism and Events Queensland.
2020 saw Katie make her Brisbane Music Festival debut alongside artistic director and pianist, Alex Raineri in their recital titled “Wonderland”. She was honoured to be invited to reprise their performance to re-open the Queensland Performing Arts Centre after their 6-month hiatus. Katie will again be a featured artist of the BMF in 2021 for both live and digital performances.