Kate Amos is fast becoming one of Australia’s most versatile and highly sought-after young sopranos.
Melbourne-born lyric coloratura soprano, Kate holds a BMus (Perf) with Honours, Dip. Lang (Italian) and Masters of Music (Opera Performance) from the Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne.
Kate is currently completing an Advanced Masters in Opera at the Welsh International Academy of Voice, Cardiff with renowned international tenor Dennis O’Neill. In 2014 she was selected to join the Young Artist Program with the Victorian Opera Company.
Before University, Kate was an elite competitive swimmer headed for Olympic glory, but after making a tough choice between swimming and singing, Kate has gone on to become an artist priding herself on her wide range of vocal versatility and unique ability to effortlessly perform repertoire that spans impressively across varying classical music genres.
In 2016, Kate performed the title role in Cendrillon by Massenet, covered soprano Emma Mathews as Orlando/Selena in world-premiere baroque pastiche Voyage to the Moon and study-covered Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor with Victorian Opera. Making her debut with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Kate performed the Fauré Requiem at City Recital Hall, Sydney. Recently, she sang Minstrel in Laughter & Tears (included I Pagliacci) with Victorian Opera, and Milly in the Australian premiere of Williamson’s Our Man in Havana with Lyric Opera of Melbourne; awarded “Best Actress in a Supporting Role in an Opera” by The Australian and Opera Chaser critic; Paul Selar.
Kate performed in all of Victorian Opera's main stage productions in 2014-15, roles included Annina [cover]/Violetta [study cover] La Traviata; Elvira [study cover] I Puritani; premiere work The 7 Deadly Sins; Johanna [cover] Sweeney Todd; Taumännchen Hänsel & Gretel; as well as chorus for Der Fliegende Holländer; Norma, I Puritani, La Traviata.
Additional performing credits include Phoebe The Yeomen of the Guard, Yum-Yum The Mikado (Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Victoria); Johanna Sweeney Todd (University of Melbourne); title role of Catherine The Red Apple/Pomme d’Api by Offenbach (Lyric Opera of Melbourne); Christine in The Phantom of the Opera (Windmill Theatre) for which Kate received a Lyrebird Award as “Best Actress in Leading Role in a Musical”, and chorus in Madama Butterfly (Opera Australia), Melbourne.
Concert work consists of the Faure Requiem, Brahms Requiem, Mozart’s Exultate Jubilate and Brahms Liebeslieder Op. 52. Guest soloist in the NYE Concerts (Sydney Opera House, Hamer Hall Melbourne), Kate showcased versatility with the Australian Pops Orchestra singing alongside popular Australian artists; Dennis Walter, Kate Cebrano and tenor; Mark Vincent.
The 2011 AME ‘Opera Scholar of the Year’ winner, Kate performed at numerous Opera in the Market and Opera in the Alps concerts alongside distinguished guests; Yvonne Kenny, conductors Guy Noble and Benjamin Northey. As a 2014 IFAC Australian Singing Competition finalist, Kate sang with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra in Sydney, conducted by maestro Johannes Fritzsch winning several distinguished prizes including UK Royal Overseas-League Bursary and the Italian Merenda Scholarship.
Kate travelled on scholarship to Jesi, Italy after winning a study-award at the Fondazione Spontini Pergolesi in conjunction with Teatro Pergolesi studying with soprano Valeria Esposito and maestro Carlo Morganti.
Other numerous awards include Sleath Lowrey scholarship; Lisa Gasteen National Opera scholarship; Melbourne Male Welsh Choir Singer of the Year Award; 2016-2017.
Upcoming engagements for 2017 include; Brahms Requiem debut (St. Martin-in-the-Fields), Rosina in The Barber of Seville, Despina in Così Fan Tutte (Mediterranean Opera Festival) in Catania; Sicily, Italy.
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