“The women struck me as uncommonly strong, especially Katherine Broderick, making her ENO debut as Anna. She possesses a very large soprano which admirably met the considerable demands of the part...she carried herself with dignity and maintained a consistent sense of character." (Don Giovanni)
Katherine Broderick was the winner of the 2007 Kathleen Ferrier Award. She studied at the National Opera Studio, London, having previously trained with Susan McCulloch at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she won the Gold Medal, and spent a year at the Mendelssohn Hochschule in Leipzig. She was an ENO Harwood Artist and now studies with Anthony Roden.
Recent and future highlights include:
- Brunnhilde Siegfried – Opera North; Oper Leipzig; Odense Symfoniorkester
- Verdi Requiem; Strauss Vier letzte Lieder; Mahler Symphony No 4 – Ulster Orchestra
- Miss Jessel The Turn of The Screw – London Symphony Orchestra – Sir Colin Davis
- Vaughan Williams Sea Symphony – Hallé Orchestra – Sir Mark Elder
- Sieglinde Die Walküre; Adriana Lecouvreur; Vitellia La Clemenza di Tito; Amelia Simon Boccanegra – Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe
- Elsa Lohengrin – Opera National de Montpellier
This season she joins the Ensemble of Staatstheater Karlsruhe and her roles in her first season will include Sieglinde Die Walküre, Adriana Adriana Lecouvreur and Vitellia La Clemenza di Tito with Amelia Simon Boccanegra added in the 2017/18 season. Other engagements this season and beyond include Elsa Lohengrin and Britten War Requiem in Montpellier and Brünnhilde with both Leipzig Opera and the Odense Symphony Orchestra.
Past opera appearances include Ortlinde Die Walküre for the Royal Opera, Covent Garden; Donna Anna Don Giovanni and Berta The Barber of Seville for ENO; First Lady Die Zauberflöte for Glyndebourne on Tour; Helmwige, Woglinde and also Brünnhilde Siegfried in Opera North’s Ring Cycle; Helmwige for Oper Leipzig and in concert with WNO and with the Hallé, Philharmonia and Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestras; Mrs Coyle in Britten Owen Wingrave for Opéra National de Lorraine, Nancy and a concert performance of Maxwell Davies’ opera The Hogboon with the London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle.
Katherine made her BBC Proms debut in 2007 singing Woglinde with the BBC SO and Donald Runnicles, returning the following year to sing Young Lover in Puccini Il Tabarro with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. Other concerts have included appearances with the UK’s leading Symphony Orchestras, repertoire including Mahler Symphonies 2, 4 and 8, Britten War Requiem, Zemlinsky Waldgespräch, Vaughan Williams Sea Symphony and Sinfonia Antartica, Honegger Joan of Arc, Verdi Requiem, Brahms Requiem, Dvořák Stabat Mater, Te Deum and Requiem, Bruckner Mass No 3, Rossini Stabat Mater and Berlioz Les nuits d’été. Elsewhere, she has appeared with the Polish National Radio SO; National Orchestra of Spain; has sung Mahler Symphony No 4 and Poulenc Gloria with the Singapore SO; Strauss Vier letzte Lieder with the Queensland SO and Britten Spring Symphony in Ekaterinburg, Russia.
Katherine enjoys a successful recital career, appearing at Opéra de Lille, Wigmore Hall, Oxford Lieder Festival, Bath Mozartfest,, Leeds Lieder as well as regular BBC Radio 3 broadcasts. She works frequently with pianists Simon Lepper, Malcolm Martineau, Eugene Asti, James Bailleau and Joseph Middleton.
A busy recording schedule and a growing discography includes repertoire such as Vaughan Williams A Sea Symphony – Mark Elder (Hallé); Mendelssohn Lieder – Eugene Asti (Hyperion); Britten Songs – Malcolm Martineau (Onyx Classics); 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).
Katherine was one of the first recipients of the Susan Chilcott Award in 2005 and the following year won the Maggie Teyte Prize. She has also been awarded successive Maidment Scholarships from the Musicians’ Benevolent Fund, the Claire Francis award from the Ogden Trust, the Sybill Tutton award, and is a Samling scholar.
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