“…a thrilling, healthful tone and absolute emotional engagement…”
Kate Valentine studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio. A Samling Foundation Alumna, her numerous awards include the Glyndebourne Anne Wood / Joanna Peters Award, a Sybil Tutton Award, a Susan Chilcott Scholarship, and Scottish Opera’s John Scott Award.
Her roles include Countess Almaviva Le nozze di Figaro for Glyndebourne on Tour, Scottish Opera (in a new production by Sir Thomas Allen) and English National Opera (in a new production by Fiona Shaw), Donna Anna Don Giovanni for Samling Opera at The Sage, Gateshead, Konstanze The Abduction from the Seraglio for Opera North, Cathleen in Vaughan Williams’ Riders to the Sea, Elisabeth Zimmer in Henze’s Elegy for Young Lovers and Helena in Christopher Alden’s new production of Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream for English National Opera, Alice Ford (cover) Falstaff, Rosalinde Die Fledermaus, and Karolina in Smetana’s The Two Widows for Scottish Opera, Armgard in Offenbach’s Die Rheinnixen in concert performances at London’s Cadogan Hall, and Ms Nordstrom in Sondheim’s A Little Night Music for the Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris.
She made her Edinburgh International Festival debut in Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music under David Jones with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and appeared again as Second Woman Dido & Aeneas under Nicholas McGegan. Her concert repertory also includes Handel Messiah at the Royal Albert Hall under Sir David Willcocks, Dixit Dominus and Solomon; Mendelssohn Elijah; Haydn Nelson Mass; Poulenc Gloria; Rossini Petite
Messe Solennelle; Rutter Magnificat and Requiem; Mozart Exsultate Jubilate, Coronation Mass, Solemn Vespers and C Minor Mass. She recently made her debut with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra singing Brahms Requiem under Lawrence Renes.
Engagements this season and beyond include Musetta La Bohème in a new production for Welsh National Opera by Annabel Arden conducted by Carlo Rizzi, Fiordiligi Cosi fan tutte in a new production by Katie Mitchell for English National Opera, and Female Chorus The Rape of Lucretia for Glyndebourne, in a new production by Fiona Shaw.
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