kathryn rudge



 "The Barber of Seville" Rossini  - English National Opera

(Jonathan Miller) London Coliseum  

“Kathryn Rudge’s classy Rosina” The Guardian

“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



 "Marriage of Figaro" Mozart  - English National Opera 

(Fiona Shaw) London Coliseum 

“The star performance comes from Kathryn Rudge’s Cherubino – chaotically sexy, charismatic, totally compelling.”  (Financial Times) 



Così fan tutte - Mozart Garsington Opera

(John Fulljames) Wormsley Estate  

"Soave sia il vento" 

“Kathryn Rudge’s Dorabella is ravishingly sung” The Independent

 Kathryn Rudge is an adorable Dorabella: she sings with a fresh uncomplicated Mozartian mezzo.” What's on Stage 



"È amore un ladroncello"

Così fan tutte - Mozart

 Garsington Opera  

 Director – John Fulljames   Conductor - Douglas Boyd  

“Kathryn Rudge’s Dorabella is ravishingly sung” The Independent  Kathryn Rudge is an adorable Dorabella: she sings with a fresh uncomplicated Mozartian mezzo.” What's on Stage 


concert and song 

"Bird Song at Eventide" Eric Coates with James Baillieu -


Radio 3 BBC New Generation Artist  


Parry: Judith - London Mozart Players/William Vann

Sarah Fox (soprano), Kathryn Rudge (mezzo-soprano), Toby Spence (tenor), Henry Waddington (bass-baritone)

Crouch End Festival Chorus, London Mozart Players, William Vann

"Every aspect of this performance sounds like a labour of love. Rudge’s soaring, expressive singing as Meshullemeth gives the piece its real heart, and she’s accompanied with intense sympathy by the conductor William Vann...After hearing it sung with radient tenderness by Kathryn rudge, with Parry's gentle nostalgic orchestral ritornellos framing each verse, you'll never take it for granted again." GRAMOPHONE 

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"Love Sought" by Roxanna Panufnik - "Twelfth Night' Shakespeare

World premiere of “Love Sought” a brand new setting by composer Roxanna Panufnik of a text from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. James Baillieu (Piano) and Rachel Roberts (Viola)

Sean Rafferty launched BBC Radio 3’s Sounds of Shakespeare anniversary celebration weekend with a special In Tune live from the studio theatre at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s ‘The Other Place” in Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s birthplace.

Kathryn joined a line-up of musicians, singers and performers, including actors with a long history of performing with the Royal Shakespeare Company, David Suchet and Harriet Walter, plus the Ophelia from the RSC’s current production of Hamlet, Natalie Simpson.


Songs by Donald Swann with Christopher Glynn

Kathryn features in this collaborative recording of Donald Swann songs with distinguished singers Soprano Felicity Lott, Baritone Roderick Williams and Tenor John Mark Ainsley. The project was the brainchild of pianist Christopher Glynn who liaised with baritone Leon Berger, Swann’s Archivist.   The CD was released on the Hyperion label on 30th June 2017.
Donald Swann will always be remembered as the musical half of the comic duo Flanders & Swann. This two-disc collection celebrates the unique talents of a gifted songwriter.
The recording was made in January 2016 at Potton Hall in Suffolk with Producer Jeremy Hayes and Engineered by Ben Connelian.

“If there’s a revelation…it’s the newcomer of the singing quartet: Rudge, a rising mezzo-soprano with rich tone…” Neil Fisher, The Times

“The performances by this star cast of singers are impeccable. Great Stuff”    BBC Music Magazine

“The collection celebrates the unique talents of a gifted songwriter whose settings of poets from Burns to Betjeman are ripe for revival. The quartet of distinguished singers is luxury casting” Hyperion Records

“This is a continually fascinating and diverse selection of 46 songs (from over 600) which recitalists and Lieder lovers will lap up, for there are many buried treasures here’ Gramophone 




hamilton harty songs with christopher glynn  - somm/june 2020



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