Kathryn Rudge

Mezzo-Soprano

Born in Liverpool, Kathryn completed her studies at the RNCM with Susan Roper in 2011. She was an ENO Young Artist, a YCAT artist (2010 – 2013) and is a BBC New Generation artist (a commitment which will run until December 2017). She has won numerous prizes and awards including MBF Sybil Tutton Award, Susan Chilcott Scholarship.  Kathryn is a Samling Scholar. 

Featured as The Times Rising Star of Classical Music 2012, Kathryn made her debuts to critical acclaim with Cherubino/ENO and Sesto/Opera North. Her debut recital album Love’s Old Sweet Song was released in 2014 and more recently she has featured in a recording of songs by Donald Swann released on Hyperion. 

Previous concert engagements include performances with the RLPO, Philharmonia, Manchester Camerata, BBC Philharmonic and with conductors Carl Davis, Paul Daniel,  Vasily Petrenko and John Wilson.  She has given recitals at Wigmore Hall, Bridgewater Hall, the Brighton, City of London and Cheltenham Festivals.  

Recent and future operatic engagements include Cherubino with Glyndebourne Touring Opera, Annio /La Clemenza di Tito, Zerlina / Don Giovanni and Hermia A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Opera North, Dorabella (Cosi fan tutte) for Garsington, Rosina  (Barber of Seville)  for ENO and Nancy / Albert Herring for the Buxton Festival. Recent and future concert engagements include the world premiere of Michael Nyman’s Hillsborough Symphony, concerts with the RLPO to celebrate the orchestra’s 175th anniversary, BBC Philharmonic, Mozart Requiem for Raymond Gubbay, The Dream of Gerontius for the Rheingau Festival and for the Easter at King’s Festival, Messiah for Huddersfield Choral Society, a solo recital at the Wigmore Hall and recordings and concerts with Opera Rara. She made her BBC Proms début in 2016. 

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