“Kate Royal”, wrote the [Guardian], is “a revelation in this and other respects”. A singer who delivers “every syllable luicid, every phrase etched” ([The Telegraph]). The internationally acclaimed soprano made her debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker in 2007 in Handel’s [Messiah]. Since then, she has appeared with the orchestra on several occasions, including in 2013, when she performed Pamina in Mozart’s [Magic Flute] under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle at the opening of the Baden-Baden Easter Festival and at the Philharmonie Berlin.
Kate Royal studied in her home town of London at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio. In 2004, she won the Kathleen Ferrier Award, Britain’s most prestigious singing prize. This was followed by the Glyndebourne Festival Company’s John Christie Award and the Young Artist Award of the Royal Philharmonic Society. The soprano has since performed roles in works by Monteverdi, Handel, Mozart, Bizet, Strauss, Britten and Adès on opera stages in London, Madrid, Paris and New York, among others. She has also appeared as a guest with leading orchestras such as the London Philharmonic, the Orchestra of La Scala in Milan, the New York Philharmonic, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks. Festival appearances have taken Kate Royal to London for the BBC Proms and to Lucerne, Aix-en-Provence, Baden-Baden and the Baltic Sea Festival. She has worked with conductors such as Gustavo Dudamel, Emmanuelle Haïm, Sir Simon Rattle and Esa-Pekka Salonen. She has also given recitals in numerous European countries and in North America.