Kate Royal, soprano

Born in London, Kate Royal 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 she has appeared with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Sir Simon Rattle (BBC Proms and Festspielhaus Baden-Baden), at the Edinburgh Festival with Sir Charles Mackerras, the National Symphony Orchestra (Washington) with Helmuth Rilling, the Orchestra of La Scala Milan with Myung-Whun Chung, the Los Angeles Philharmonic with Pablo Heras-Casado, the Boston Symphony with Thomas Adès, the New York Philharmonic Orchestra with Alan Gilbert, Cleveland Orchestra with Franz Welser-Möst, the Philharmonia with Esa-Pekka Salonen, the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra with Daniel Harding at the Baltic Sea Festival with the BBC Proms, and both the Berlin Philharmonic and the Orchestra of Bavarian Radio under Rattle.


In opera she has sung Marschallin (Der Rosenkavalier), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Micaela (Carmen) and Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) for the Glyndebourne Festival; Countess (Le nozze di Figaro) and Governess (The Turn of the Screw) for Glyndebourne on Tour; Helena (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) for both the Teatro Real, Madrid and the Glyndebourne Festival; Miranda (Ades’ The Tempest) for the Royal Opera and Handel’s L’Allegro Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) for the Paris Opera; She made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Euridice, returning for Micaela.


In October 2006 EMI released her first solo recording, a self-titled musical portrait with the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields conducted and Edward Gardner, followed by 20th century arias (“Midsummer Night”) with the Orchestra of English National Opera and Gardner, and a song recital disc with Malcolm Martineau (“A Lesson in Love”) and Mahler Symphony No. 2 with Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic.

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Ludwig van Beethoven

The 9 Symphonies

Malmö Symphony Orchestra

Robert Trevino, conductor

Kate Royal, soprano

Christine Rice, mezzo-soprano

Tuomas Katajala, tenor

Derek Welton, bass

MSO Festival Chorus

Alexander Einarsson, chorus master

ODE 1348-5Q

Released 06/2020

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