Kate
Bishop

Mezzo-Soprano
Kate Bishop
(She/Her) Known for her rich tone and emotive performances, Kate Bishop, mezzo-soprano, is increasingly recognized for the brilliance of her instrument. Bishop has performed as Madame Kirsten in Duke’s Captain Lovelock, and Famigliari and Amori in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea. She has sung in scenes programs as Hansel from Hansel and Gretel and Mercédès from Carmen among others. Bishop earned her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Baylor University in 2021.
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Kate Bishop

Known for her rich tone and emotive performances, Kate Bishop, American mezzo-soprano, is increasingly recognized for the brilliance of her instrument. Bishop grew up in Denton, Texas around the lively musical scene of the city, and lived with a musical family. Her mother, an amateur soprano, and her father, a pianist, raised Bishop and her three siblings to love music. She grew up singing in choirs, both at her church and school. She excelled in her choir classes, participating in state choirs multiple years, and taking upon leadership positions. Bishop was very involved in music organizations from the beginning, and made her musical success her priority. She realized her passion for singing after taking private voice lessons in high school. After graduating from high school, Bishop enrolled for college at Baylor University, where she earned her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and History minor. Bishop joined Baylor Opera Theater in 2018, and sang the roles of Famigliari I and Amori in the 2019 production of L’incoronazione di Poppea. She most recently performed the role of Madame Kirsten for Baylor Opera Theater’s production of Captain Lovelock. Bishop has performed multiple opera scenes, including her role as Hansel in scenes from Hansel and Gretel, Mercédès in scenes from Carmen, Old Lady in scenes from Candide, and Third Lady in scenes from Die Zauberflöte. While at Baylor, she sang in both the Baylor A Cappella Choir and Baylor Chamber Singers. She also participated in the NATS Student Auditions, in which she was a semi-finalist three times, and third runner up in 2018. Upon graduation, Bishop took part in the Taos Opera Institute, where she performed the role of Quiltlover in Michael Ching’s RSBE.