Alto soloist - Mozart's Requiem, July 2019
Katy Bingham-Best made her professional debut as Carmen on tour with Co-Opera. She later repeated the role for Opera Box in theatres throughout the UK.
Her other roles for many different companies include: Isabella in Rossini’s ‘Italian Girl in Algiers’, Rosina in ‘Barber of Seville,’ Bradamante in ‘Alcina,’ Malcolm in ‘La Donna del Lago,’ Ulrica in ‘A Masked Ball,’ Miss Baggott in ‘The Little Sweep,’ Florence Pike in ‘Albert Herring,’ Mistress Quickly in ‘Falstaff’ , Meg Page in ‘the Merry Wives of Windsor,’ Suzuki in ‘Madam Butterfly,’ Dame Carruthers in ‘Yeomen of the Guard’, Katisha in ‘The Mikado, Queen Elizabeth in ‘Merrie England’, Madame Armfeldt in ‘A Little Night Music,’ and Filipyevna in ‘Eugene Onegin.’
She appeared in two Opera North productions and toured the Middle and Far East as Maddalena in ‘Rigoletto.’ In Zimbabwe she played Third Lady in ‘Magic Flute’ for Pegasus Opera, and played La Maestra della Novizie in ‘Suor Angelica,’ directed by Simon Callow and broadcast on Classic FM.
At Buxton Opera House she played Lady Blanche in ‘Princess Ida’ and Buttercup in ‘HMS Pinafore,’ for the Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company.
She has also performed as an oratorio soloist throughout Britain and at major London venues such as Southwark Cathedral, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, St John’s Smith Square and St John of Jerusalem.
Recent highlights include being a guest soloist on a Gilbert and Sullivan cruise on the Dutch waterways and playing Dame Hannah in Ruddigore for St Albans Chamber Opera. Future engagements include the Sorceress in ‘Dido and Aeneas’ for Kentish Opera and being a guest soloist for the Pleasant Sunday Afternoon Society in Kent.