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Kitty Whately

The mezzo-soprano Kitty Whately trained at Chetham’s School of Music, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and the International Opera School of the Royal College of Music. Having won both the Kathleen Ferrier Award and Royal Overseas League Award in the same year, she attended the prestigious Academy of the Verbier Festival. As a BBC New Generation Artist from 2013 to 2015 she made recordings with the BBC orchestras, commissioned a new song cycle from Jonathan Dove, and made several appearances at the BBC Proms. On the operatic stage she has recently sung Hansel (Hansel and Gretel) and Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) at Scottish Opera, Dorabella (Così fan tutte), Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Stewardess (Flight), and Meg (Little Women) at Opera Holland Park, Nancy (Albert Herring) at The Grange Festival, Kate (Owen Wingrave) at Grange Park Opera, Annina (Der Rosenkavalier) at Garsington Opera, Isabella (Bernard Herrmann’s Wuthering Heights) at Opéra national de Lorraine, in Nancy, Paquette (Candide) at Bergen Nasjonale Opera and The Grange Festival, Mother / Other Mother in the world première of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Coraline, produced by The Royal Opera at the Barbican, and Hermia (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) at Opéra de Rouen, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, and in Bergen and Beijing. She has also sung Dog / Forester’s Wife / Woodpecker / Owl (The Cunning Little Vixen) with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in Birmingham, Paris, Hamburg, and Dortmund, appeared in Vasco Mendonça’s The House Taken Over in Antwerp, Strasbourg, Luxembourg, Bruges, and Lisbon, and further performed Dorabella with English Touring Opera and Ippolita / Pallade (Cavalli’s Elena) at Festival d’Aix-en-Provence. In high demand as a recitalist and concert artist, she made her début with the Berliner Philharmoniker singing Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and has sung with most of the UK’s major orchestras, in repertoire such as Mozart’s Requiem, Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius, De Falla’s El sombrero de tres picos, Ravel’s Shéhérazade, Canteloube’s Chants d’Auvergne, and Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde. She has given recitals at the Wigmore Hall and Edinburgh, Cheltenham, Leeds Lieder, Oxford Lieder, and Buxton festivals. Kitty Whately is co-founder of the charity SWAP’ra (Supporting Women and Parents in Opera) and is passionate about championing the vocal work of women composers.


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