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Katie is studying for a Master’s at Trinity Laban with Eamonn Mulhall, having graduated from Cardiff University with a degree in Music and History, where
she was the recipient of the Sir Geraint Evans Award for Outstanding Vocal Performance. She now works in theatre and production as a singer, stage manager
and director. Recent opera credits include: Opera in a Box (The Magic Flute, Elixir of Love, The Happy Prince), Oxford Opera (Carmen) Opera Anywhere (Hansel and
Gretel, Suor Angelica, Patience, Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado, HMS Pinafore and The Magic Flute), Simply Opera (At the Boar's Head), Tessitoura (The  Marriage of Figaro), Barefoot Opera (Carmen), Welsh National Youth Opera (Kommilitonen!). Recent  production credits include: Assistant Director on I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Grimeborn Opera Festival), Director of The Impresario (Opera in a Box), Assistant
Director of Hansel and Gretel (Opera Anywhere), Production Assistant on Cosi fan Tutte (Heritage Opera) and Director of Suor Angelica (Opera Anywhere). Katie worked with Creation Theatre in Oxford as their education administrator.


Olivia is studying with a scholarship for a Master's in performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire, under Tessa Cahill, having graduated in English and as Senior Choral Scholar at Queens’ College Cambridge, where she won the Gilbert Ryle Reading prize and the  Beaumont Award for musical excellence.  She is a young artist at Bury Court Opera, where she premiered Mad King Suibhne in conjunction with ENO. She has taken part in workshops with the British Youth Opera and studied at Morley College Opera school. As a member of Emma Kirkby’s Dowland Works, she regularly performs with lutenists across the country. Recent opera credits include: Annina (La Traviata) with New Sussex Opera; Second Woman with Helios Collective (Dido and Aeneas); The Witch (Hansel and Gretel), Edith (Pirates) and Pitti-Sing (The Mikado) with Opera Anywhere and Yum-Yum with the Welwyn Singers; Hermia (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Nancy (Albert Herring), Lucy (Cheryomushki) with the Cambridge University Opera Society. She works as a soloist with the Facade Ensemble: recent performances include Stockhausen’s Stimmung and Part’s Passio, and she regularly works as an oratorio soloist with the Ardingly Singers and Sussex Sinfonia. She is a choral scholar at St Gabriel's Pimlico and is grateful for the continued support of The Times Newspaper Group, and grants from the Split Infinitive Trust and Yorkshire Ladies' Council of Education. 

Olivia Bell 

Katie Blackwell

Megan Strachan

Megan graduated from the Associated Studio's Advanced Opera programme, and has also trained with the Lyric Opera studio in Weimar where she
played the role of Papagena (Die Zauberflöte. After leaving school Megan trained as an actor, specialising in Theatre in Education with Peer
Productions. She toured with them in educational plays and workshops - including a surprisingly musical show on teenage pregnancy and sexual
health - to secondary schools across the southeast of England. In 2014 she made her operatic debut as the title role of Patience with Cirencester
Operatic Society; having caught the 'opera bug' Megan began working with Oxford-based touring company Opera Anywhere. Recent roles include:
Sister Angelica (Suor Angelica), Pamina (The Magic Flute), Gretel (Hansel and Gretel), Patience (Patience), Kate (Pirates of Penzance) with Opera Anywhere; Adina (The Elixir of Love), Papagena (The Magic Flute) with Opera in a Box; Sister Genevieve (Suor Angelica) with North Wales Opera; Chorus  (Carmen) with Oxford Opera. Megan is honoured to be a member of Sorelle and working with such a talented group of strong young women.

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