Since graduating with a Graduate Diploma of Opera from the Victorian College of the Arts, mezzo-soprano Kate Bright has emerged as one Melbourne’s most sought-after performers. She has distinguished herself in a variety of genres, including art song, operetta and opera, as well as participating in performances of new works.
Following student performances in Purcell’s The Fairy Queen and Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito, Kate became a regular in the Opera Australia chorus, touring Japan with them in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale. Kate was subsequently invited to perform the role of Donna Elvira in Mozart’s Don Giovanni with the Rome Festival Opera. She also performed the role of Cherubino in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro at the Wiesbaden Maifestspiele.
Kate performs regularly with the Melbourne based ensemble Forest Collective, and recently performed the Australian premiere of Eingedunkelt by Aribert Reimann, in which she was critically acclaimed for her “full, warm and expressive vocal tone in a beautifully and confidently executed piece.”
“Kate Bright…….impresses with her rich operatic mezzo-soprano.” – Herald Sun.
“Kate Bright’s performance of Pierrot’s stories….was both masterful and atonal….[she] rejoined [the pianist] for a haunting rendition of Befreit by Richard Strauss. Once again, the audience was spellbound.” – Classikon.
Upcoming: Siebel – Faust; Zwitte Dame – Die Zauberflote; Orphee – Orphee et Euridice; Australian premieres: Marz – Aribert Reimann; Lotofagos – Beat Furrer; Berceuse – Caroline Miller; Natascha Trio – Peter Eötvös;
Roles include: Siebel - Faust;Charlotte Werther; Niklausse The Tales of Hoffmann; Curra La Forza del Destino (SOSA); Suzuki (cover) Madame Butterfly (SOSA); Diane Iphigenie en Tauride; Prince Orlofsky Die Fledermaus; Venus (cover) Orpheus in the underworld (SOSA); Dorabella Cosi fan tutte (Co-opera); Lola Cavalleria Rusticana (Melbourne Opera); Tessa The Gondoliers (Co-opera); Tisbe La Cenerentola (Lyric Opera of Melbourne); Jill All Alone Merrie England (Lyric Opera of Melbourne); Alto soloistThe Messiah; Major Stone Happy End; Cherubino Le Nozze di Figaro (Co-opera); Olga Eugene Onegin (Co-opera); Donna Elvira Don Giovanni; Sesto La Clemenza del Tito; 1st witch, 2nd woman Dido and Aeneas.