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Born in Melbourne, Kate Bright completed Bachelor of Music (Honours) majoring in Voice at Australian Catholic University performing in many oratorios, both as soloist and chorus; Diploma of Education at University of Melbourne and Graduate Diploma of Opera at Victorian College of the Arts, where she performed the roles of Sesto in Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito and Night and Autumn in Henry Purcell’s Fairy Queen, as well as several opera scenes.
She took part in the Ronald Dowd Summer School for Singers, and was also the first Australian to take part in the New Zealand Opera School held in Wanganui.
Since graduating from VCA, Kate has sung in The Gondoliers, Turandot, Le Nozze di Figaro, 11 Trovatore and Pirates of Penzance with Opera Australia chorus, and was invited to sing the role of Donna Elvira in Mozart’s Don Giovanni in Rome. She also appeared in Lyric Opera of Melbourne’s La Cenerentola as Tisbe in 2007.
Kate has also played the roles of Major Stone in Kurt Weill’s Happy End and Second Woman in Dido and Aeneas by Purcell, and has performed in recital throughout Victoria with various festivals, and has also sung in concert Rome.