- Katy Bingham-Best
Made her professional debut
as Carmen on tour with Co-Opera.
Her other roles 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' 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
This summer, Katy played Zita in 'Gianni Schicchi' and Tonia
(aka Tonio) in Pagliacci for Irrational Theatre at the Arcola
Theatre's Grimeborn Festival.