Winner of the Kathleen Ferrier Award 2011 and the 59th Royal Over-seas League Award for Singers, British mezzo soprano Kitty Whately trained at Chetham’s School of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She is currently studying with Tim Evans-Jones at the Royal College of Music International Opera School. She was also a finalist at the Les Azuriales International Singing Competition 2010.
Kitty has recently sung Dorabella Così fan tutte and Eduige Rodelinda for RCMIOS, Teodata/Flavio for ETO, Kate Owen Wingrave for Nuremberg International Chamber Music Festival, and Edith in Arne’s Alfred for the Classical Opera Company and Teodata Flavio. She has also sung cover roles in the world premiere of Peter Etvos' Love and Other Demons for Glyndebourne Festival Opera, and Idamante Idomeneo for Buxton Festival Opera. Other operatic roles include Cherubino Marriage of Figaro, Nancy Albert Herring, Juno Semele, Second Lady The Magic Flute, and Johanna Sweeny Todd.
On the recital platform, Kitty has worked with Roger Vignoles, Gary Matthewman and Joseph Middleton. She has given recitals at Oxford Lieder Festival, Wigmore Hall, the Elgar Room (RAH). A Samling Foundation Scholar, Kitty has also participated in a workshop week with Sir Thomas Allen and Roger Vignoles in 2010.
Highlights in 2011/12 season include Cherubino/ Le nozze di Figarofor RCMIOS, and her Cadogan Hall debut and recitals in the Oxford Lieder, Leeds Lieder and Buxton festivals sponsored by the Kathleen Ferrier Awards. In future seasons, she will also make her debut at ENO.
Kitty Whately is supported by the Aldama Scholarship at the RCM, and was awarded the Cuthbert Smith prize, the Ted Moss and Bertha Taylor-Stach lieder prize and 1st place in the Joan Chissell Schumann competition. She is also supported by the English Touring Opera Young Artist Programme.
Kitty Whately is represented by Intermusica.