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 State Opera South Australia, Opera Queensland, Opera Australia, The Brisbane Festival, The Adelaide Fringe Festival, and the Taipei Drama Festival in Taiwan.
Her operatic roles have included Queen of the Night in The Sopranos, 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), African Sanctus (Fanshawe), and Oratorio de Noêl (SaintSaëns).
Katie has been a featured artist of the Brisbane Music Festival since 2020. She was honoured to be invited to reprise her performance alongside BMF Artistic Director and pianist, Alex Raineri to reopen the Queensland Performing Arts Centre after their 6-month hiatus. 2021 also saw Katie make her State Opera South Australia debut in the role of Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia to great acclaim.
Most recently, Katie has been gracing the stages of regional Queensland, for Opera Queensland’s Festival of Outback Opera, 2023.