© Ken Dundas
© Ken Dundas
Scottish mezzo-soprano Katie Grosset trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the Opera Studio Vlaanderen and at the National Opera Studio in London. She is also a former Emerging Artist at Scottish Opera and continues her vocal studies under the tutelage of Patricia MacMahon.
Highlights in recent seasons include Mother Vixen Fox-tot!, Mezzo soloist in The Opera Factory and The 8th Door (Scottish Opera); Nightingale The Nightingale and the Rose (Pegasus Opera); Olga Eugene Onegin for Opera Bohemia; Roméo I Capuleti e i Montecchi for Pop-Up Opera; Second Lady in The Magic Flute for St John Opera; Shoushan in Tchouhadjian’s Gariné at Grimeborn; and Mercédès Carmen for Nevill Holt Opera.
Other notable engagements include Flora and Annina La traviata, Third Witch Macbeth, Edith The Pirates of Penzance and the Opera Highlights Tour (Scottish Opera); and the title role in Xerxes (Byre Opera). Roles understudied include Brambilla La Périchole (Garsington Opera); Aurelio The Siege of Calais (English Touring Opera); and Maddalena Rigoletto, Boletta The Lady from the Sea, Zerlina Don Giovanni and Second Lady The Magic Flute (Scottish Opera).
On the concert platform performance include the title role in Carmen and Prokofiev Alexander Nevsky (Usher Hall, Edinburgh) and Stravinsky Les Noces (Guildhall Consort and Sinfonia on tour in France). Other works include Haydn Nelson Mass, Mozart Requiem and Solemn Vespers, Handel Messiah, Bach St John Passion and Christmas Oratorio, Vivaldi Gloria, and Verdi Requiem. Her acting credits include Nurse Wallace in Iain Burnside’s Radio 3 Drama A Soldier and a Maker.
Katie has been grateful from support as her training has progressed over the years from Creative Scotland, The Scottish International Education Trust, The Winship Foundation, The South Square Trust, The Hope Scott Trust, The Robertson Trust, The Christopher Ball Trust, The Kathleen Trust, The Dewar Arts Award, The Cross Trust, The Worshipful Company of Glovers, and The John Mather Trust through Scottish Opera.
Nightingale / The Nightingale and the Rose / Pegasus Opera / 2019
“Appropriately for a creature that dies to further human aspirations, Katie Grosset brings a dramatic vocal edge to the Nightingale’s effusions.”
“Katie Grosset’s beautiful portrayal of the Nightingale brought elegance and grace to the rarely seen bird. With her captivating voice matching the smooth rhythms of dance representing the soft movement of the Nightingales wings.”
Cousin Hebe / HMS Pinafore / National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company / 2017
“Katie Grosset as Cousin Hebe gave a brilliantly comedic performance and drew my attention throughout.”
(Break A Leg)
Romeo / I Capuleti e i Montecchi / Pop-Up Opera / 2016
“Katie Grosset’s gale-force Romeo was just terrific: tempestuous in a way no poor male could manage. I’m forever surprised at how quickly mere gender can slip away.”