IMG Artists congratulates soprano Katie Lowe on being awarded the Elizabeth Connell First Prize. The Cheshire born singer was last Saturday awarded The Elizabeth Connell Prize for dramatic sopranos after impressing the jury with Suicidio from Amilcare Ponchielli’s La Gioconda and Brünnhilde’s Immolation Scene from Wagner’s Götterdämmerung. In October, Ms Lowe will perform the role of Brünnhilde in Act 3 of Wagner’s Götterdämmerung for the Mastersingers at London’s Henry Wood Hall.
Samling Artist Katie Lowe studied at the Royal Northern College of Music, Royal College of Music and the Cardiff International Academy of Voice, and she is the recipient of several awards including the independent opera postgraduate voice fellowship (2016/17), the Ian Fleming Award MBF, the Sybil Tutton award MBF, Countess of Munster Award, Les Azurieles Young Artist Award, Dennis O’Neill Foundation Award and the Josephine Baker Trust. Recent performances include Cunning Little Vixen, L’enfant et Les sortilèges, Káťa Kabanová, Dido and Aeneas and La Rondine.
The concept for the Elizabeth Connell Prize was envisioned by Connell herself before she died in 2012. Open to sopranos around the world aged 25 to 34, the winner takes home a cash prize of $30,000 and the chance to audition at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.