In July 2017 Kathryn performed to critical acclaim in the role of Nancy in Buxton International Festival’s production of Britten’s Albert Herring at Buxton Opera House. Britten’s 1947 comic opera was directed by Francis Matthews, designed by Adrian Linford and Conducted by Justin Doyle.
“As Nancy, the warmth of Kathryn Rudge’s singing belied her peroxide blonde, village bombshell appearance” Richard Bratby, The Arts Desk, 10th July 2017
The two young lovers, Morgan Pearse as Sid, and Kathryn Rudge as Nancy, particularly catch both the eyes and the ears” David Mellor, Daily Mail, 15th July 2017
“Sid and Nancy, the lover canoodles who spike Albert’s drink, were exceptionally well matched with her (Kathryn Rudge’s) vocal quality very much to the fore” Robert J Farr, Sean and Heard, 11th July 2017.
“Morgan Pearse and Kathryn Rudge were thoroughly charming as lovers Sid and Nancy” Flora Wilson, The Guardian, 13th July 2017
“Kathryn Rudge and Morgan Pearse formed the delightful younger couple” Robert Hugill, 9th July 2017