With charisma to spare and a haunting vocal clarity, soubrette soprano Katie Malik has been described as “a diva in a deceptively small package.” Recent appearances include the roles of Brambilla in Offenbach’s La Perichole and Betty in Kurt Weill’s Threepenny Opera, both at Tacoma Opera. Previous engagements at Tacoma Opera include Edith inThe Pirates of Penzance, The Cousin in Madama Butterfly, and a Gypsy Dancer in La Traviata, as well as choreography credits. Other performed roles include Peep-Bo and cover of Yum-Yum in The Mikado (Northwest Savoyards), as well as Chloe in Princess Ida (Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society), and Dolly Tate in Annie Get Your Gun (Paradise Theatre).
During the summer of 2015 she sang a solo tour of churches in Sweden, where she became known through her participation in the International-Emmy winning TV show Allt för Sverige. Runner-up of the series, her inspirational story made her an audience favorite and she was brought back for a Christmas “Julspecial” episode.
Katie’s choral resume includes Le Comte Ory, Faust, Elisir d’Amore, La Fille du Regiment, Pagliacci, Il Turco in Italia and La Boheme (Tacoma Opera), Pirates of Penzance, HMS Pinafore, and Patience (Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society), and numerous concerts with the Seattle Symphony Chorale and Opus7 Vocal Ensemble. Also an experienced liturgical singer, she served as a staff section leader and soloist at Epiphany Parish of Seattle and interim music director at St. Alban’s Episcopal, Edmonds.
Katie holds a BA in Music-Vocal Performance from Seattle Pacific University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude, received the Philip J. Mack music scholarship, and performed as a soloist with the Chamber Singers on KING FM’s “Live by George.” She teaches yoga in the Gig Harbor area as well as voice in her private studio. Katie enjoys exploring the world and understanding other cultures through the richness of their music, but her favorite roles are usually saucy maids and cross-dressing little sisters.
Management: Big Fish NW Talent