Kathryn Radcliffe


Dramatic Coloratura Soprano

Upcoming Victorian Opera performance

Kathryn will be playing The Trainbearer & The Overseer in Elektra, September 2022.

Echo and Narcissus Digital Access premiered on Friday 19 March and is available on-demand until Sunday 19 December.

Last 3 major performances

  • 1st Flower Maiden in Wagner's Parsifal, Victorian Opera, 2019
  • Delia in Rossini's Il Viaggio a Reims, Opera Australia, 2019
  • Opera Gala Sydney Opera House, Opera Australia, 2018


  • Bachelor of Music (Honours), Victorian College of the Arts

Age when you started singing


Favourite opera

That is not possible to name, it would be like choosing a favourite family member! But...I'm a sucker for Mozart and bel canto.

Favourite opera or musical role to perform

I have a one year old, so...'If you're happy and you know it - clap your hands!'

A fun fact not many people know about you

I also decorate cakes for a living. If you ever need a friend to make you fat - I'm your girl!

What do you like to sing in the shower?

Trashy pop. It's so good.


  • Herald Sun Aria (2014)
  • Opera Foundation Vienna Award (2015)


"Kathryn Radcliffe sang the role with lushness and purity from a secret location. My guess is that Radcliffe sang from the pit - her voice sailing high and glorious from below."

Opera Chaser, 17 June 2019