Research Seminar: Katrina Waters

Image: photo by Creswick Collective and used with kind permission of The Street Theatre

With a focus on text - narrative, prose and recorded verbatim snippets, Songs for Loud Women. explores how women's voices need to resonate in order to be heard. 

PhD candidate Katrina Waters will be joined by eminent female composers, Dr Katy Abbott, Dr Anne Cawrse, Dr Melody Eötvos and PhD candidate Roya Safaei as they workshop the creation of a new song cycle set around the myth of Brunnhilde and her silencing in the ring of fire.

Mezzo soprano Katrina Waters has performed with leading opera companies and orchestras in venues in Australia and abroad including; Opera Australia, English National Opera, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Cambridge Opera Society, Britten-Pears Festival, Dartington International Festival, Festival Belle-ile en Mer, Bath Philharmonia, Canberra Symphony Orchestra, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, Royal Festival Hall London, The Ashmoleon Oxford, Arts Centre Melbourne, Sydney Opera House, and on the High Seas from India to Antarctica as a soloist with P&O World Cruises. 

Recent Australian engagements reflect the diversity of Katrina’s artistic practice. Most recent performances include Opera Australia’s Mefistofele at the Melbourne Arts Centre and presentations on Schumann and Mahler for the ANU’s Gender Symposium. She is returning to Opera Australia to perform in Tannhauser in 2023. Katrina is currently undertaking a PhD at the ANU. Her research interests focus on the lived experience of female performers, and the visibility and value of female creative artists in mid-career and beyond. 

Katrina divides her time between her hometown of Canberra - the lands of the Ngunnawal people - and the Mornington Peninsula -the lands of the Bunnerong/Boon Wurrung people - where Katrina has forged significant artistic partnerships with local artists and companies. She facilitates large scale choral events for local Councils and is Co-Director of the Mornington Peninsula Chorale and President of the Peninsula Chamber Musicians. 

This event is supported by the ANU Gender Institute.

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This event will take place in Street 3 at the Street Theatre.

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