BDC Alumni: Kathryn Williams

Wednesday, 02 Nov 2022

Kathryn Williams


Kate completed her School Certificate at BDC in 2006 having achieved an academic excellence award in Music and Drama in 2004 and 2005, performed in the stage production of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” in 2005 and played the role of Anna Leonowens, the governess in “The King and I” in 2006.

Kathryn completed a Masters in Opera Performance in 2014 at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, after having completed a Bachelor of Music Studies in Classical Voice in 2012.

Kathryn was described as ‘show stopping as a particularly languid Musetta’ in Opera New England’s 2014 production of La Bohème. Other roles include Micaela (Carmen), and Violetta (La Traviata).

In 2013 Kathryn featured as a soloist in Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the Sydney Conservatorium Orchestra, conducted by Neil McEwan. In 2014 Kathryn was a soloist with the Sydney Graduate Choir, performing in An English Winter’s Evening conducted by Christopher Bowen. She has also toured regional NSW with Voci Stupende, and performed as a soloist with Fusion Vocal Group.

Kathryn was a semi-finalist in the prestigious McDonald’s Operatic Aria and the Joan Sutherland Richard Bonynge Bel Canto Award in 2015. In 2017 she was also offered a position with the Pacific Opera Young Artist Program.

Kathryn debuted with the Opera Australia chorus in the 2015 production of Madame Butterfly, and has partaken in many productions with the company since. Kathryn became a full-time chorister in 2018.

Kate is captured with handbag in the photo as part of Opera Australia.