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Katherine Broderick


Katherine Broderick was winner of the 2007 Kathleen Ferrier Award. She trained with Susan McCulloch at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (where she won the Gold Medal), the National Opera Studio and spent a year at the Mendelssohn Hochschule in Leipzig.

For the 2017/18 season, she continues her successful involvement as part of the Ensemble of Badische Staatstheater, Karlsruhe. Her operas will include Adrienna LeCouvrer (title role), La Clemenza di Tito (Vitellia) and Die Walkeure (Sieglinde). Other engagements this season and beyond include Die Walküre (Helmwige), with the RSNO at the Edinburgh Festival, Britten War Requiem with Montpellier Opera, Brünnhilde with Leipzig Opera and Vaughan Williams Sea Symphony with the National Norwegian Opera Orchestra, Oslo.

Equally at home on the operatic stage, concert hall and in recital – Katherine is in great demand throughout Europe and internationally. Previous opera roles include Brunnhilde - Siegfried; Ortlinde, Helmwige and Woglinde - Die Walküre; Donna Anna - Don Giovanni; Tatyana - Eugene Onegin; Marschallin - Der Rosenkavallier; Miss Jessel - The Turn of the Screw and Mrs Coyle - Owen Wingrave. Katherine’s concert repertoire includes Mahler Symphonies 2, 4 and 8, Mendelssohn Elijah and Lobgesang, Britten War Requiem, Berlioz Les Nuits d'Ete, and Wagner Wesendonck Lieder. She performs with leading orchestras that include LSO, Philharmonia, Hallé, BBC orchestras, Salzburg Mozarteum, Singapore and Queensland Symphony orchestras and Hong Kong Philharmonic.

In recital, Katherine collaborates with pianists including Malcolm Martineau, Graham Johnson, Julius Drake and broadcasts regularly on BBC Radio 3. A busy recording schedule features some noteable releases, most recently Turn of the Screw - Farnes (LSO Live); Waküre and Götterdämmerung - Mark Elder (Hallé); Schumann Lieder- Graham Johnson (Hyperion); Mussorgsky Songs - Sergei Rybin (Stone Records) and Songs for the Turn of a Century Strauss, Berg and Schoenberg Lieder - Malcolm Martineau (Champs Hill).