Katie Stenzel 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 Opera Queensland, Opera Australia, Brisbane Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, and the Taipei Drama Festival in Taiwan.
Katie’s operatic roles have included Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Valencienne in The Merry Widow, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Niece 1 in Peter Grimes, Zorah in Ruddigore, or the Witch’s Curse! 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, Cunegonde in Candide, and Yum-Yum in The Mikado. She has appeared in concert works including Handel’s Messiah, Orff’s Carmina Burana and Saint-Saëns’ Oratorio de Noël.
Katie has appeared on national television for the Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols, as well as Tourism and Events Queensland.
2020 saw Katie make her Brisbane Music Festival debut alongside artistic director and pianist, Alex Raineri in their recital titled “Wonderland”. She was honoured to be invited to reprise their performance to re-open the Queensland Performing Arts Centre after their 6-month hiatus. Katie will again be a featured artist in 2021 Brisbane Music Festival in in live and digital performances.
Katie is delighted to be returning to the Opera Queensland mainstage in 2021 as Susanna in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro.