In this episode, Kate Davy tells us about the work of a stage manager and shares her experience working backstage.
Originally from Ilkley, Kate moved to London age 18 to study at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She then came back to Yorkshire to work as assistant stage manager at Northern Ballet. Nearly 25 years ago, she joined Opera North where she now works as Head of Stage Management. Over the years, Kate has worked on over 100 opera performances.
Musical excerpt: Trio ‘O wind gently blowing’ (Fiordiligi, Dorabella, Don Alfonso), Act 1, from Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte