Barber of Seville, Rosina – English National Opera
“Kathryn Rudge’s classy Rosina” The Guardian, Tim Ashley, 29th September 2015
“Mezzo Kathryn Rudge sings a strong Rosina” The Stage, George Hall, 29th September 2015
Kathryn Rudge delivers accuracy and a winning line in flouncing cheekiness. Evening Standard, Barry Millington, 1st October 2015
“Kathryn Rudge, one of Britain’s brightest young mezzos, continues on her upward career curve as a delightful Rosina…Rossini’s fiendish writing held no terrors for her” What’s On Stage, Mark Valencia, 29th September 2015
Kathryn Rudge as Rosina gave one of those stunning performances showing off her pure coloratura with an effortless grace that was enchanting she got the flirtatious innocent but knowing naughty attitude of Rosina just right. GScene, Eric Page, 6th October 2015
Liverpool-born Kathryn Rudge, debuting as Rosina, has a gorgeous mezzo voice and a lively presence.
The Express, Claire Colvin, 4th October 2015
“Kathryn Rudge as Bartolo’s ward Rosina showed theatrical panache and vocal flourish, and her clever misdirection in switching the letter with the laundry list was charmingly accomplished.” Mark Ronan, 29th September 2015
“Kathryn Rudge tackles Rosina for the first time in this run (her professional debut was as Cherubino at ENO in 2011). Everything about Rudge’s assumption was delightful. She is fresh voiced and vocally agile; her second act “insert” aria was sung in Italian, a nice touch, but what was most appealing about Rudge was that she was radiant with youth, and as such eminently believable.” Seen and Heard International, Colin Clarke, 30th September 2015
“Kathryn Rudge, with her fluttering eyelids and strong arm gestures, is a good Rosina. In ‘Una voce poco fal’ she tosses out coloratura with ease while conveying a strong sense of expectancy as we learn for ourselves just how easily her sweet and loving persona could disappear when she is crossed.” Music OMH, Sam Smith, 30th September 2015
“Kathryn Rudge’s Rosina…trilling a secure path through this most delectable score” The Times, Geoff Brown, 30th September 2015
…. the radiant singing of Kathryn Rudge The Lark Reviews, 1st October 2015
Liverpool-born mezzo-soprano Kathryn Rudge is the perfect foil as Rosina, the Count’s intended, with her superb portrayal of a woman with her own agenda. Londonist, Franco Millazo, 3rd October 2015
Kathryn Rudge handles the coloratura with real agility
London Box Office, Benjamin Kit, 2nd October 2015
Mezzo soprano Kathryn Rudge was stunning on stage and sung ‘Una voce poco fa’ with flare with her unflagging vocal tenacity.
Culture Vulture, Mary Nguyen, 10th August 2015.