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Worldwide general management with Askonas Holt

About Kate

Kate Royal's awards include the 2004 Kathleen Ferrier Award, the 2004 John Christie Award, and the 2007 Royal Philharmonic Society Young Artist Award.

Opera roles have included Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Countess (Le nozze di Figaro), Governess (The Turn of the Screw), Poppea, Miranda in Thomas AdesThe Tempest and the Marschallin for the world's major opera houses, including the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Teatro Real Madrid, the Opéra national de Paris and Glyndebourne Festival Opera.

Concert engagements include the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (Sir Simon Rattle), Scottish Chamber Orchestra (Robin Ticciati), Rotterdam Philharmonic (Yannick Nézet-Séguin), The Cleveland Orchestra (Franz Welser-Möst) and Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra (Daniel Harding).

Kate is based in London

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Worldwide general management with Askonas Holt

Season Highlights

Sep 2023 - Nov 2023
Opera North
Verdi Falstaff (Alice Ford) Garry Walker (conductor)
Oct 2023
Fundación Juan March
Recital with Joseph Middleton


Selected Repertoire

Beethoven Fidelio (Marzelline)
Bizet Carmen (Frasquita)
Britten Peter Grimes (Ellen Orford)   •   The Turn of the Screw (Governess)
DebussyPellleas et Melisandre (Melisande)
Dvorak Rusalka (Rusalka)
Handel Alcina (Alcina)
Janacek Jenufa (Jenufa)
Mozart La Clemenza di Tito (Vitellia)   •   Le nozze di Figaro (Countess)
Smetana The Bartered Bride (Marenka)
Strauss Der Rosenkavalier (Marschallin)

Sample Programmes

  • Night Shades

    FRANZ SCHUBERT: Schwanengesang, D. 957: IV. Ständchen FRANZ SCHUBERT: An den Mond D. 296 FRANZ SCHUBERT: Nacht und Traume ROBERT SCHUMANN: Der Sandmann Op.79 No.12 ROBERT SCHUMANN: Verratene Liebe ROBERT SCHUMANN: Abendlied, Op. 107, No. 7 ROBERT SCHUMANN: Muttertraum Op. 40 ROBERT SCHUMANN: Liederkreis Op. 39: 5. "Mondnacht" ROBERT SCHUMANN: Liederkreis Op. 39: 12. "Frühlingsnacht" JOHANNES BRAHMS: Ständchen Op. 106 No. 1 JOHANNES BRAHMS: 8 Lieder and Songs, Op. 57, No. 8 Unbewegte laue Luft JOHANNES BRAHMS: Volkslieder: "In stiller Nacht", WoO 33 No. 42 Interval CLAUDE DEBUSSY: Cinq Poèmes de Baudelaire, 'Le balcon' CLAUDE DEBUSSY: Cinq Poèmes de Baudelaire, 'Harmonie du soir' CLAUDE DEBUSSY: Cinq Poèmes de Baudelaire, 'Le jet d'eau' CLAUDE DEBUSSY: Cinq Poèmes de Baudelaire, 'Recueillement' RICHARD STRAUSS: Schlechtes Wetter Op. 69 RICHARD STRAUSS: 8 Gedichte aus Letzte Blätter Op. 10: No. 3 Die Nacht RICHARD STRAUSS: Als mir dein Lied erklang Op.68 No.4 RICHARD STRAUSS: Four Last Songs: "Beim Schlafengehen"


  • Falstaff

    Opera North
    Sep 2023 - Nov 2023
    • Kate Royal was a laughing, sparkling Alice: as light on her feet as she was sensuous in her singing

    • Soprano Kate Royal was a sprightly Alice Ford, entirely engaged with her character, conveying playfulness and mischief in her voice.

    • A strong supporting cast includes an outstanding Alice Ford from Kate Royal, her glorious singing dominating as the character should, and a splendid Ford in Richard Burkhart, generating all the humour in his fury as the disguised Mr. Brook.

    • Kate Royal’s elegant poise and aristocratic demeanour might seem contraindicative to comedy, but she made a vibrant Alice, singing with her always light and sparkling tone.