“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 and 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.
• Sieglinde Die Walküre; Adriana Lecouvreur; Vitellia La Clemenza di Tito, Isolde Tristan and Isolde – Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe
• Elsa Lohengrin; Isolde Tristan and Isolde – Opera National de Montpellier
• Vaughan Williams Sea Symphony – Hallé Orchestra – Sir Mark Elder
• Strauss Four Last Songs – Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León; Queensland SO
• Brunnhilde Siegfried – Opera North; Oper Leipzig
For the 2018-19 Season and beyond, Katherine returns to the Opéra National de Montpellier singing her first Isolde Tristan and Isolde; Oper Leipzig for Brunnhilde Siegfried; Staatstheater Karlsruhe for Tristan and Isolde and will make her Garsington Opera debut as Miss Jessel in Turn of the Screw. Concert performances include her debut with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks and Sir Simon Rattle singing Helmwige Die Walküre; Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León for Strauss Four Last Songs and the Staatstheater Karlsruhe for Wagner Wesendonck Lieder
For the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons Katherine was part of the Staatstheater Karlsruhe Ensemble and her roles there included Sieglinde Die Walküre, Adriana Adriana Lecouvreur and Vitellia La Clemenza di Tito. Other past opera roles have included Brünnhilde Leipzig Opera, Helmwige, Woglinde and also Brünnhilde Siegfried in Opera North’s Ring Cycle; Mrs Coyle in Britten Owen Wingrave for Opéra National de Lorraine, Nancy; Donna Anna Don Giovanni and Berta The Barber of Seville for ENO.
Katherine appears regularly with leading Symphony Orchestras in the UK and abroad. Her varied repertoire has included Britten Spring Symphony, 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. She has appeared with National Orchestra of Spain singing Bruckner Mass No 3; sung Mahler Symphony No 4 and Poulenc Gloria with the Singapore SO and Strauss Vier letzte Lieder with the Queensland SO.
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, Joseph Middleton and Sholto Kynoch.
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).