Katie Stenzel is a dynamic, coloratura soprano. She graduated with a Bachelor of Music from QUT in and went on to complete her Masters of Music Studies at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music.
Katie made her principal mainstage debut with Opera Queensland as Rosina for both the Brisbane season and regional Queensland tour of The Barber of Seville, and in 2017 performed the role of Zorah in Ruddigore. Since joining the company, she has understudied roles including Rose Maybud in Ruddigore, Cunegonde in Candide and Yum Yum in The Mikado. Katie has appeared as a principal artist at various Opera Queensland events such as Sensory at GOMA, Cloud Song, and Opera in the Vineyard at Ballandean.
Katie created the role of Loretta for the recording of Peter Rankine and Rod Ainsworth’s new work, The Crushing: A Gothic Opera. She sang in the Opera Australia chorus for the Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour production of Carmen. She has also performed as a featured artist at the Adelaide Fringe Festival and the Taipei Drama Festival in Taiwan.
In 2018, Katie is performing the roles of Valencienne in The Merry Widow, Zorah in Ruddigore, and Zerlina in Don Giovanni with Opera Queensland.