Sun 2nd Feb 2020 2.15pm: Kathryn Rudge (mezzo soprano) and Duncan Glenday (piano)
Programme to be announced
Kathryn is a critically acclaimed professional concert/recording artist and opera singer from Liverpool. Described by What’s on Stage as ‘One of Britain’s brightest young mezzos’ and named as The Times ‘Rising Star of Classical Music.’ Kathryn regularly collaborates with leading singers, instrumentalists, composers, conductors, orchestras, choirs and ensembles for live concert/opera performances, broadcasts and recordings nationally and internationally.
Kathryn has performed leading opera roles to critical acclaim for major companies including; English National Opera (ENO), Garsington, Glyndebourne and Opera North; Rosina in (The Barber of Seville) for English National Opera on the London Coliseum and Nancy in (Albert Herring) at Buxton Opera House. During 2018 Kathryn toured the UK in Mozart’s Don Giovanni in the role of ‘Zerlina’ with Opera North. Opera role credits also include; Cherubino in Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro English National Opera London Coliseum (Professional opera debut 2011), Sesto (Handel’s Giulio Cesare) Opera North Leeds Grand Theatre/UK Tour, Annio (Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito) Opera North Leeds Grand Theatre/UK Tour and Hermia (Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream) Opera North Leeds Grand Theatre/UK Tour. Cherubino (Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro) Glyndebourne/UK Tour. Bellini’s Adelson e Salvini (Barbican Centre) and Leoncavallo’s Zaza (Barbican Centre) (Opera Rara), Dorabella in (Cosi Fan Tutte) Garsington Opera. Barber’s Erika (Vanessa), Helena (Offenbach’s La Belle Helene), Olga (Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin) Haddo House. Bizet’s Carmen (title role) at Glastonbury Abbey. (Productions directed by Francis Matthews, Tim Albery, Fiona Shaw, Martin Duncan, John Fulljames, Stefan Janski, Michael Grandage, Sir Jonathan Miller)
“The Biggest news of the evening is the Liverpudlian mezzo Kathryn Rudge. Her cleanly produced tone, sensitive colouring of words..combine with a vividly attractive stage personality to make something special” The Telegraph
“This Charismatic Singer, with her immaculate diction, knows how to stir the heart” Opera Now Magazine
For Duncan’s Biography please see October 6th