Kathryn Rudge
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Kathryn Rudge

Kathryn Rudge Biography (BBC)

Born in Liverpool in 1986, Kathryn completed her studies at the Royal Northern College of Music with Susan Roper on the International Artist Diploma scheme in 2011. Upon graduating she joined the ENO Young Artist programme and between 2010 and 2013 was a YCAT artist (Young Classical Artists Trust).

Since being featured as The Times Rising Star of Classical Music 2012, Kathryn made her debut to critical acclaim with English National Opera as Cherubino (The Marriage of Figaro) in a production directed by Fiona Shaw, and at Opera North as Sesto (Giulio Cesare). Her concert work has included recitals at Wigmore Hall, Bridgewater Hall, the Brighton, City of London Festivals, and Cheltenham Festival (Broadcast by BBC Radio 3), and a performance of Carmen as part of Charles Hazlewood’s 2012 Orchestra In a Field music festival at Glastonbury Abbey.

On the concert platform Kathryn has appeared as soloist with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra working with conductors Vasily Petrenko, Carl Davis and John Wilson. She has sung Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 with the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Paul Daniel at the Royal Festival Hall, Mahler’s Das Knaben Wunderhorn at Bridgewater Hall, Karl Jenkins The Armed Man with Manchester Camerata and Berio and Hesketh Songs with the RLPO Ensemble 10/10.

During her studies Kathryn’s operatic roles included a critically acclaimed Carmen, Erika in Barber’s Vanessa, Annio (La Clemenza di Tito), Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro), Sorceress (Dido & Aeneas) and Olga (Eugene Onegin), the latter for Haddo House and the RNCM. She also covered the role of Helénè (La Belle Helénè) and sang excerpts from Handel’s Ariodante.

While at the RNCM Kathryn won numerous prizes and awards including a Silver Medal, the Allcard Award and the audience prize for The Prince’s Prize from the Worshipful Company of Musicians, an MBF Sybil Tutton Award, the Annie Ridyard, Amanda Roocroft and Bridgitte Fassbaender awards; and the Alexander Young, Frederic Cox and Joyce and Michael Kennedy Strauss prizes. Nationally she has won a Susan Chilcott Scholarship, a BBC Fame Academy Bursary, Yamaha MFE Scholarship, Kathleen Ferrier Bursary, Clonter Opera Prize and the Bruce Millar/Gullivar Prize. Kathryn is a Samling Scholar.

Recent and future operatic engagements include Dorabella/Cosi fan tutte for Garsington Opera, Rosina/Barber of Seville for ENO, Cherubino/(Le Nozze di Figaro for Glyndebourne Touring Opera and ENO, Annio /La Clemenza di Tito and Hermia /A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Opera North. Concert engagements include the world premiere of Michael Nyman’s Hillsborough Symphony in Liverpool Cathedral in July 2014, concerts with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic to celebrate the orchestra’s 175th anniversary in March 2015, Mendelssohn’s St Paul for the Huddersfield Choral Society and recitals for Lake District Summer Music Festival, the Royal Northern College of Music, the Chester Festival and Champs Hill.

Her first solo recital CD, with pianist James Baillieu, was released in 2014 by Champs Hill records under the title ‘Love’s Old Sweet Song’. Future recording plans include Leonvavallo’s Zaza and Bellini’s Adelson e Salvini for Opera Rara.


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Eric Coates
By the Sleepy Lagoon
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By the Sleepy Lagoon
Eric Coates
Rise up and Reach the Stars
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Rise up and Reach the Stars
Eric Coates
I heard you singing
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I heard you singing
Hugo Wolf
How can I laugh at all
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How can I laugh at all
Hugo Wolf
My daily bread is soaked with salty tears
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My daily bread is soaked with salty tears
Eric Coates
I pitch my lonely caravan
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I pitch my lonely caravan
Eric Coates
Sleepy Lagoon
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Sleepy Lagoon
Gustav Mahler
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
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Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Benjamin Britten
The Nurse's Song
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The Nurse's Song
Ivor Novello
My life belongs to you
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My life belongs to you
Karl Jenkins
Lament for Syria
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Lament for Syria
Ernest Chausson
Poeme de l'amour et la mer
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Poeme de l'amour et la mer
Roger Quilter
Seven Elizabethan Lyrics
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Seven Elizabethan Lyrics
Karl Jenkins
The Armed Man-A Mass for Peace
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The Armed Man-A Mass for Peace
William Denis Browne
To Gratiana Dancing and Singing
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To Gratiana Dancing and Singing
Roger Quilter
3 Shakespeare Songs Op.6
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3 Shakespeare Songs Op.6
Eric Coates
Bird Song at Eventide
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Bird Song at Eventide
Jerome Kern
The Song Is You - from Music in the Air
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The Song Is You - from Music in the Air
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Vedrai, carino (Don Giovanni)
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Vedrai, carino (Don Giovanni)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Batti, batti, o bel Masetto (Don Giovanni)
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Batti, batti, o bel Masetto (Don Giovanni)
Ivor Novello
My life belongs to you from the musical 'The Dancing Years'
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My life belongs to you from the musical 'The Dancing Years'
James Lynam Molloy
Love's Old Sweet Song
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Love's Old Sweet Song
Donald Swann
Old songs of lost love
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Old songs of lost love
Jerome Kern
The Song is You from Music in the Air - a musical comedy
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The Song is You from Music in the Air - a musical comedy
Anon, Christopher Glynn, Herbert Hughes & Kathryn Rudge
The Stuttering Lovers (trad.)
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The Stuttering Lovers (trad.)
Gerald Finzi
Let us garlands bring Op.18
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Let us garlands bring Op.18
Frank Bridge
Love went a-riding H.115
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Love went a-riding H.115
Frank Bridge
Where She Lies Asleep
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Where She Lies Asleep
Frank Bridge
Thy Hand in Mine H.124
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Thy Hand in Mine H.124
Franz Schubert
An die Laute D.905
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An die Laute D.905
Franz Schubert
Im Abendrot D.799
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Im Abendrot D.799
Gerald Finzi
Let us garlands bring
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Let us garlands bring
Ivor Novello
Fly home, little heart
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Fly home, little heart
Franz Schubert
Fruhlingsglaube D.343
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Fruhlingsglaube D.343
Benjamin Britten
Oliver Cromwell
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Oliver Cromwell
Benjamin Britten
The Last rose of summer
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The Last rose of summer
Benjamin Britten
Brisk Young Widow
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Brisk Young Widow
Benjamin Britten
Salley Gardens
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Salley Gardens
Roger Quilter
7 Elizabethan Lyrics Op.12
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7 Elizabethan Lyrics Op.12
Paulo Tosti, James Baillieu & Kathryn Rudge
L' Alba Separa Dalla Luce L'Ombra
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L' Alba Separa Dalla Luce L'Ombra
Paulo Tosti, James Baillieu & Kathryn Rudge
Aprile
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Aprile

Aprile

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Paulo Tosti
Franz (1) Schubert, James Baillieu & Kathryn Rudge
Im Abendrot
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Im Abendrot

Im Abendrot

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Franz (1) Schubert
Franz (1) Schubert, James Baillieu & Kathryn Rudge
Fruhlingsglaube
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Fruhlingsglaube

Fruhlingsglaube

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Franz (1) Schubert
Roxanna Panufnik
Love Sought
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Love Sought
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Past BBC Events

BBC NOW On the Road 2018-19: Swansea International Festival
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Brangwyn Hall, Swansea
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6
Oct
2018
BBC NOW On the Road 2018-19: Swansea International Festival

BBC NOW On the Road 2018-19: Swansea International Festival

Brangwyn Hall, Swansea
BBC Philharmonic Studio Concerts: Copland & Rachmaninov
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MediaCityUK, Salford
2018-06-25T04:09:01
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25
Jun
2018
BBC Philharmonic Studio Concerts: Copland & Rachmaninov

BBC Philharmonic Studio Concerts: Copland & Rachmaninov

14:00
MediaCityUK, Salford
Easter at King's
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King's College Cambridge
2018-03-30T04:09:01
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30
Mar
2018
Easter at King's

Easter at King's

King's College Cambridge
BBC SSO 2017-18 Season: Afternoon Performance: Prokofiev’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’
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Glasgow City Halls
2017-12-14T04:09:01
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14
Dec
2017
BBC SSO 2017-18 Season: Afternoon Performance: Prokofiev’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’

BBC SSO 2017-18 Season: Afternoon Performance: Prokofiev’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’

Glasgow City Halls
Roussel and Saint-Saëns
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Symphony Hall, Birmingham
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7
Apr
2017
Roussel and Saint-Saëns

Roussel and Saint-Saëns

Symphony Hall, Birmingham

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