Recently described by The Times as….. ‘A feisty Liverpool lass with an accent to match, Kathryn Rudge has shot up the ladder. A year ago she was still at the Royal Northern College of Music. Now she has roles at English National Opera, Opera North and on the Glyndebourne Tour’.
Liverpool born mezzo-soprano Kathryn Rudge was featured as the new face of classical music in ‘The Times Rising Stars of 2012′. She made her much praised professional opera debut in 2011 as an ENO Young Artist at the London Coliseum in the role of Cherubino in Mozart’s ‘The Marriage of Figaro’ and was also ‘Debutante of the Month‘ in the International Opera Now Magazine. In 2012 she made her debut with Opera North in the role of Sesto in Handel’s ‘Giulio Cesare’ to critical acclaim and in the autumn of 2012 she made her debut with Glyndebourne Touring Opera revisiting the role of Cherubino in their new production of Mozart’s ‘Le Nozze di Figaro’. During 2013 she performed in the role of Annio in Opera North’s production of Mozart’s ‘La Clemenza di Tito’. Kathryn is represented by the international artists management agency Ingpen and Williams.
In 2013 Kathryn will perform for Opera North in the role of Annio in Mozart’s ‘La Clemenza di Tito and Hermia in Britten’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She will perform in recital at Wigmore Hall, The Sage Gateshead and at Bridgewater Hall in concert with Sir Willard White. Concert appearances also include the Armed Man with Conductor Karl Jenkins with the Manchester Concert Orchestra, concerts with the Fron Male Voice Choir and a performance of Vivaldi’s Gloria and Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with the Leeds Festival Choir and Orchestra of Opera North.