Reviews: Mozart’s ‘La Clemenza di Tito’ at Opera North

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Henry Waddington as Publio and Kathryn Rudge as Annio. Photo credit: Bill Cooper

Henry Waddington as Publio and Kathryn Rudge as Annio. Photo credit: Bill Cooper

Kathryn is currently performing in the role of Annio in Opera North’s new production of Mozart’s ‘La Clemenza di Tito’ directed by John Fulljames and Conducted by Dougie Boyd.

Here are some of the reviews:-

For me the biggest news of the evening is young Liverpudlian soprano Kathryn Rudge as Annio: her cleanly produced tone, supple musical phrasing, and sensitive colouring of words combine with a vividly attractive stage personality to make something special. It was at Opera North that we first encountered Alice Coote: Kathryn Rudge has the same star potential.”

The Telegraph, Rupert Christiansen,  1st February 2013

Kathryn Rudge confirms her golden potential as a boyish Annio, the voice steadily gaining in colour”

The Times, Richard Morrison, 4th February 2013

“The creamy-voiced mezzo Kathryn Rudge, sporting a short back and sides, in the smaller trouser role of Annio, friend of Sesto, drew arguably the loudest applause of the evening for her beguiling and utterly heartbreaking interpretation of Annio’s Act II aria “Tu fosti tradito” imploring Tito to show clemency to Sesto”.

Opera Britannia, Geoffrey Mogridge, 3rd February, 2013

“The two trouser roles boast equally world-class performances……….Kathryn Rudge is an intense, compelling Annio, delivering oceans of beautifully-centred tone, not least in her Act 2 aria”

The Press, York, Martin Dreyer,  2nd February 2013

Rudge possessed a rich but never overbearing voice of great beauty”          ‘Bachtrack. Sam Wigglesworth, 2nd February, 2013

‘Kathryn Rudge in the castrato part of Annio sang faultlessly’

Seen and Heard, John Leeman, 4th February 2013

Kathryn Rudge registers movingly as Sesto’s devoted friend Annio

The Stage,  George Hall, 1st February 2013

The Production took place at Leeds Grand Theatre and toured to Newcastle, Belfast, Manchester and Nottingham between February and March 2013. 

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