Opera Da Camera
Making opera available to everyone
About Kate Royal...
 
 KATE ROYAL was born in London and studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio. Awards include the 2004 Kathleen Ferrier Award, the 2004 John Christie Award, and the 2007 Royal Philharmonic Society Young Artist Award.   

​In concert Kate has appeared with the world’s leading orchestras including the Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Vassily Petrenko, Cleveland Orchestra and Franz Welser-Möst, Scottish Chamber Orchestra with Robin Ticciati, Philharmonia Orchestra and Esa-Pekka Salonen, London Philharmonic Orchestra with Vladimir Jurowski, Rotterdam Philharmonic with Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Daniel Harding. She has appeared in recital throughout Europe and North America.    


​​In opera Kate has sung Marschallin (Strauss Der Rosenkavalier), Pamina (Mozart Die Zauberflöte), Micaela (Bizet Carmen), Female Chorus (Britten The Rape of Lucretia) and Donna Elvira (Mozart Don Giovanni) for the Glyndebourne Festival; Pamina at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Countess Almaviva (Mozart Le nozze di Figaro) and Governess (Britten The Turn of the Screw) for Glyndebourne on Tour; Helena (Britten A Midsummer Night’s Dream) for both the Teatro Real, Madrid and the Glyndebourne Festival; Poppea (Monteverdi L'incoronazione di Poppea) for English National Opera; Miranda (Adès The Tempest) for Covent Garden; Handel L’Allegro and Pamina for the Paris Opera; Countess Almaviva for the Aix-en-Provence Festival; and Euridice (Gluck Orfeo ed Euridice) and Micaela for the Metropolitan Opera, New York.   

This season she sings Margaret Hughes in Carlisle Floyd’s Prince of Players for Florentine Opera, Milwaukee and gives recitals at the Schubertiada Vilabertran, the Oxford Lieder festival and the Fundación Victoria de los Ángeles in Barcelona.

​​Recordings for Warner Classics include 20th century arias (Midsummer Night) with the Orchestra of English National Opera and Edward Gardner and a solo recital disc with Malcolm Martineau (A Lesson in Love).

About the day...

We strongly encourage the participation of singer/accompanist pairs, who will get the most out of this day. However, if you are a singer who does not have an accompanist, Karen Smith is the official accompanist. If you wish her to accompany you, it is very helpful if you contact her in advance (email: knjsmusic@hotmail.com) to let her know the title, composer and key of your song. 

Participants will have the opportunity to perform two songs, each within a twenty minute slot. We encourage you to choose art-songs (e.g. German lieder, French mélodies, English song) rather than genres such as opera or musical.
 
Please bring a copy of your song for Roger Vignoles and one for Karen Smith if she is accompanying you.
 
There is plenty of space for observers who are guaranteed an interesting and abosrbing day. 
 
For more details contact Karen Allen on diva13516@btinternet.com