Kate Royal: Soprano

Joseph Middleton: piano

Monday 5 March @ 8pm -Old Library, Pembroke College

Tickets (£20 adults; £15 OAPs; £10 College members; £5 students and under 18’s) can be purchased here, from the Porter’s Lodge, Pembroke College or on the door on the day of the performance

SCHUMANN Liederkreis Op 39

 – Interval –

 ZUMSTEEG Maria Stuart

 SCHUMANN Gedichte der Konigin Maria Stuart Op 135






Hochlanders Abschied op.25 no 13

Hochlandisches wiegenlied no 14

Muttertraum op.40

Allnächtlich im träume

Alte Laute op.35 no.12

Geisternahe op.77 no 3

Abendlied op.107 no.2

Mein schöner stern op 10 no 14


Kate Royal


Kate_21657_fin2-Jason-Joyce-1024x683Kate 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, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and Pablo Heras-Casado, Boston Symphony Orchestra and Thomas Adès, New York Philharmonic Orchestra and Alan Gilbert, Cleveland Orchestra and Franz Welser-Möst, Scottish Chamber Orchestra with Robin Ticciati, Philharmonia Orchestra and Esa-Pekka Salonen, BBC Symphony Orchestra and Jiri Belohlavek, 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 for the Baden-Baden Festival with the Berliner Philharmoniker and Rattle, the Lucerne Festival with Harding, and 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.

Recent concert highlights include Beethoven Mass in C with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Nicholas McGegan, Mahler Symphony No. 4 with the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra and Gürer Aykal, and Schumann Das Paradies und die Peri with the Orchestre de Paris and Daniel Harding.

Kate has recorded Mahler Symphony No. 4 with the Manchester Camerata and Schumann Liederkreis with Graham Johnson for Hyperion.  Recordings for Warner Classics include a musical portrait with the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields conducted by Edward Gardner, 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).