King Charles Court
Old Royal Naval College
Katrina Makepeace-Lott read Music at The University of Cambridge, where she was a Choral Exhibitioner, and then won a scholarship to study opera at the Royal College of Music. She has been a
soloist with Opera North and at the Bayreuth Festival, and understudy for English National Opera; operatic roles have ranged from Erda in Wagner’s Siegfried and Lucretia in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia, to Pitti-Sing in Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Mikado. She has won a number of awards, including the Worshipful Company of Musician’s Silver Medal, the Royal College of Music Union Prize for Opera, and was a semi-finalist in the Kathleen Ferrier Memorial Award. She has given recitals in St John’s Smith Square, Fairfield Hall Croydon and St Martin-in-the-Fields, as well as performing in many oratorios in the UK, Germany and Italy.
Katrina is now much in demand as a voice coach and choral conductor. She is Principal Vocal Consultant at Dame Alice Owen’s School, Potters Bar, where she teaches all abilities from beginners to diploma, and her pupils regularly win choral scholarships at Oxbridge and have gone on to star in leading roles in West End musicals. At Owen’s she also directs the Senior Chamber Choir and Close Harmony Group, which have performed at music festivals around the country, frequently winning first place. She has staged operas and musicals, most recently Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas and Rogers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! She has been Vocal Coach for the National Children’s Choir and a singing teacher for Theatre Train.
Katrina is also a qualified teacher of English Language Teaching for Adults, and teaches at Barnet & Southgate College of Education.