Katherine McIndoe



Katherine is a soprano from New Zealand, recently graduated from the Opera Studies programme at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she studied under Yvonne Kenny. She has since completed a Fellowship at the Guildhall, and was a Young Artist with Garsington Opera for the 2021 season. In New Zealand, she was an Emerging Artist with New Zealand Opera, and a member of the inaugural Dame Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation Singer Development Programme. Since moving to the UK, she has performed at the Barbican, Wigmore Hall, Snape Maltings, Sadler’s Wells, and live for BBC Radio 3. She has been a Britten-Pears Young Artist at the Aldeburgh Festival twice, and she performed Britten’s On This Island in a newly choreographed piece with the Richard Alston Dance Company in a tour around the UK. She recently performed a recital at the ‘Women in Music’ Festival in Gdańsk, Poland, and performed a recital at the Oxford Lieder ‘Spring Song’ Festival as an Emerging Artist. Katherine holds an Artist Diploma and a Master of Performance with Distinction from the Guildhall, and a Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours from the New Zealand School of Music.

Her most recent operatic roles were with If Opera in their inaugural season, singing Susanna in Il segreto di Susanna, the Sorceress in Dido and Aeneas, and covering Magda in La rondine. Also in 2022, she covered Musetta (La bohème) for English Touring Opera, and performed Amelia in a premiere workshop performance of Emily Hazrati’s TIDE at the Aldeburgh Festival. During her time at the Guildhall she performed Barbarina (The Little Green Swallow), Susanna (Il segreto di Susanna), La principessa (La bella dormente nel bosco), and Judith Weir’s solo unaccompanied opera King Harald’s Saga. Other roles include the title role in Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta; the Governess (The Turn of the Screw); Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte); Tatyana (Eugene Onegin); and Giulietta (I Capuleti e I Montecchi). As an Emerging Artist with New Zealand Opera, she sang Adina in a touring version of The Elixir of Love in schools around the country. In 2023, she will return to English Touring Opera to cover the title role in Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia, and will perform in one of the company’s touring shows for children with special educational needs. She is currently performing with the Glyndebourne Chorus for the 2022 Tour.

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