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Katja Webb

Katja completed her Bachelor of Science with a Diploma of Modern Languages in German in 2001 and her Advanced Diploma of Performing Arts in Classical Voice at the West AustralianAcademy of Performing Arts in 2004.

While completing her first degree, she played principal roles in many theatrical performances around Perth, including Cosette in ‘Les Miserables’, Lily Craven in ‘The Secret Garden’, Eliza Doolittle in ‘My Fair Lady’, as well as Julia in ‘The Grand Duke’, Aline in ‘The Sorcerer’ and Princess Zara in ‘Utopia Ltd.’ with the Gilbert and Sullivan Society. Katja has also appeared as Proserpina in the Academy’s production of Monteverdi’s ‘L’Orfeo’, Anna Maurrant in Weill’s ‘Street Scene’ and Cunegonde in Bernstein’s ‘Candide’, as well as singing excerpts from Donizetti’s ‘Don Pasquale’ , Tchaikovsky’s ‘Eugene Onegin’ and Verdi’s ‘Rigoletto’ and ‘Falstaff’. Katja is one of the West Australian Opera Company’s Emerging Artists for 2006, and made her debut singing the role of the First Sprite in ‘The Magic Flute’. She has also sung in the chorus of Mills’ ‘ Batavia ’, Gounod’s ‘Faust’, Bellini’s ‘Norma’, Mozart’s ‘Don Giovanni’, Bizet’s ‘Carmen’ and Verdi’s ‘Nabucco’.

Earlier this year, Katja was thrilled to be able to sing a duet with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa during her Perth concerts. Katja also came second in the 2006 New York Study Award and was a finalist in the German Operatic Award and Barilla Italian Opera Award.

As a soloist, Katja has sung with choirs in Perth and in Germany , as well as performing recitals for the West Australian Lieder Society and  The Society of  WA Opera Lovers . Her repertoire includes Faure’s ‘Requiem’, Bach’s ‘Magnificat in D’, ‘Christmas Oratorio’ and ‘Mass in F’, Vivaldi’s ‘Dixit Dominus’ and ‘Gloria’, Handel’s ‘Messiah’ and ‘Acis and Galatea’, Mozart’s ‘Requiem’, ‘Coronation Mass’ and ‘ExsultateJubilate’, Hadyn’s ‘Nelson Mass’, Dvořák’s ‘Mass in D’ and Rossini’s ‘Petite Messe Solenelle’.