Kate Valentine (1st Lady – Magic Flute)

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    Kate3Scottish Soprano Kate Valentine studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio. A Samling Foundation Alumna, her numerous awards include the Glyndebourne Anne Wood/Joanna Peters Award, a Sybil Tutton Award, a Susan Chilcott Scholarship, and Scottish Opera’s John Scott Award.  She has enjoyed a long and fruitful relationship with English National Opera, where, as part of their prestigious Harewood Artist Scheme, she has performed: Cathleen Riders to the Sea, First Lady The Magic Flute, Elisabeth Zimmer in Henze’s Elegy for Young Lovers (a co-production with the Young Vic), Helena A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Countess Almaviva the Marriage of Figaro (a role which she has also performed in Italian for Glyndebourne Tour and Scottish Opera), Mimi La Boheme, and Fiordiligi Cosi fan tutte in a new production by Phelim McDermott. Other roles include Konstanze The Abduction from the Seraglio and Female Chorus The Rape of Lucretia for Glyndebourne Tour in a new production by Fiona, and Marenka The Bartered Bride for Opera North.  She has recently been singing the role of Ortlinde Die Walküre in Opera North’s acclaimed semi-staged production of Der Ring des Nibelungen.