Kate Royal biography
Born in London, Kate Royal studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio. Her many awards include the 2004 Kathleen Ferrier Award and the 2004 John Christie Award.
Concert performances include Wagner’s Das Rheingold with Sir Simon Rattle (BBC Proms and Festspielhaus Baden-Baden), Mendelssohn’s Der Onkel aus Boston with the Bach Akademie Stuttgart under Helmut Rilling (also recorded), Mozart’s Zaide under Sir Charles Mackerras at the Edinburgh Festival and she made her US debut with the National Symphony Orchestra (Washington) under Helmuth Rilling (Bach’s St Matthew Passion). She appears in recital in London, Edinburgh, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels and Cologne and at the BBC Proms.
She has recorded Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 with the Manchester Camerata and Schumann’s Liederkreis (for Hyperion) with Graham Johnson. In October 2006 Kate Royal signed an exclusive contract with EMI Classics.
In opera she has sung Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) for the Glyndebourne Festival, Countess (Le nozze di Figaro) and Governess (The Turn of the Screw) for Glyndebourne on Tour and Helena (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) for both the Teatro Real, Madrid and the Glyndebourne Festival.
Future concert engagements include the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic and Christie. Her future operatic engagements include Micaela (Carmen) for the Glyndebourne Festival, Countess Almaviva in new productions for both the Aix-en-Provence Festival and La Monnaie Brussels, the title-role in “The Coronation of Poppea” for English National Opera, Handel’s “L’Allegro” for the Paris Opera and both Miranda (Ades’ The Tempest) and Pamina for the Royal Opera, Covent Garden.
[ Taken from www.emiclassics.com]