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England: Katherine Broderick

Soprano, born 1982

Katherine Broderick was the winner of the 2007 Kathleen Ferrier Award. She finished her studies at the National Opera Studio in 2008, having won the Gold Medal at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. She is currently a member of the ENO Young Singers Programme.

Recent opera performances include Ortlinde Die Walküre for The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Woglinde Götterdämmerung for Opera North and for ENO, Donna Anna Don Giovanni and Berta The Barber of Seville.

In concert, she has performed Verdi’s Requiem with Orchestra of Opera North and with the Ulster Orchestra and Dvorak’s Te Deum with The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

Future plans include Helmwige Die Walküre with the Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir Andrew Davis and Miss Jessel The Turn of the Screw with the LSO/Sir Colin Davis.

A regular recitalist, Katherine has appeared in recitals at the Wigmore Hall with Malcolm Martineau and Eugene Asti, with Simon Lepper at the Opéra de Lille and on BBC Radio 3 with James Baillieu. Recordings include Strauss, Berg and Schoenberg Lieder and Britten songs with Malcolm Martineau, Mendelssohn Lieder with Eugene Asti and Schumann Lieder with Graham Johnson.

Katherine enjoys dog walking on the North York Moors.

Song prize recital one repertoire

Neue Liebe (Op 19a No 4) – Mendelssohn

Liebst du um Schönheit (Op 12 No 4) - Clara Schumann

Ihr Bildnis (Op 13 No3) - Clara Schumann

Mahnung (Brettl-Lieder, No 5) – Schoenberg

Promiscuity (Hermit Songs, Op 29 No 7) – Barber

The Monk and his Cat (Hermit Songs, Op 29 No 8) – Barber

Mausfallen-Sprüchlein – Wolf

Love went a-riding – Bridge

Concert one repertoire

O Sachs! mein Freund (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg) – Wagner

Eva comes to Hans Sachs’s workshop, pretending that her shoes need adjustment but really to try and see Walther, the man she loves. She declares her platonic love for Sachs and thanks him for teaching her what love is, apologising for manipulating him.

Tatyana's Letter Scene (Eugene Onegin) - Tchaikovsky

Tatyana is a teenage girl who has fallen in love with Onegin, a world-weary man about town. Firstly, she finds the courage to write him a letter declaring her love for him; then she writes portions, reading them out and making changes. She spends the whole night completing the letter to her satisfaction before sending her maid to deliver it to him.


Katherine Broderick, England, concert one

Soprano Katherine Broderick from England in concert one.