Kate Royal

Biography

Born: 1979   Country: England   Period: 20th/21st Centuries
Lyric soprano Kate Royal has taken her time to understand her voice and find the music that fits it, as well as find a working schedule that allows her to be at her best when she is performing.

Great Handel Her father wrote and sang songs for TV in the 1970s, while her mother was a model and dancer who ran her own studio, so it was assumed that either Kate or her sister would end up performing for a living. Royal was introduced to
Read more classical music in high school and found it suited her voice better than the songs of musical theater. She attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio. It wasn't long after graduating and winning the Kathleen Ferrier Award in 2004 that others began to see her talent. She was an understudy at Glyndebourne and a member of its touring company, singing Mozart and Britten in those couple of years before she signed an exclusive contract with EMI in the fall of 2006. Her self-titled solo debut recording -- featuring songs and arias by Debussy, Stravinsky, Rodrigo, and others, and backed by the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields -- was released in 2007. Since then, she has been a part of Graham Johnson's Schumann series on Hyperion, a featured artist on Ian Bostridge's Great Handel album, and released two more solo discs: Midsummer Night (2009) and A Lesson in Love (2011). As for her live performances, she has appeared on stage and in choral performances with conductors such as Simon Rattle, Myung-Whun Chung, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Her roles have included Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Miranda in The Tempest, Handel oratorios, and Mahler symphonies. Royal sets aside five months of every year to do song recitals. She has learned that structuring her work this way gives her the time she needs to fully prepare for opera roles and to focus on her family. - Patsy Morita, AllMusic Guide Read less

Biography

Born: 1979   Country: England   Period: 20th/21st Centuries
Lyric soprano Kate Royal has taken her time to understand her voice and find the music that fits it, as well as find a working schedule that allows her to be at her best when she is performing.

Great Handel Her father wrote and sang songs for TV in the 1970s, while her mother was a model and dancer who ran her own studio, so it was assumed that either Kate or her sister would end up performing for a living. Royal was introduced to
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WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Heart we will forget him
Heart we will forget him
Cuatro Madrigales Amatorios (for medium voice): 1. Con qué la laveré?
Cuatro Madrigales Amatorios (for medium voice): 2. Vos me matásteis
Cuatro Madrigales Amatorios (for medium voice): 3. De dónde venis, amore?
Cuatro Madrigales Amatorios (for medium voice): 4. De los álamos vengo, madre
Come ye Sons of Art/ Ode: Symphony (largo, allegro, adagio)
Come ye Sons of Art/ Ode: Symphony- come ye sons of art
Come ye Sons of Art/ Ode: Chorus- come ye sons of art
Come ye Sons of Art/ Ode: Sound the trumpet
Come ye Sons of Art/ Ode: Symphony
Come ye Sons of Art/ Ode: Strike the viol
Come ye Sons of Art/ Ode: The day that such a blessing gave
Come ye Sons of Art/ Ode: The day that such a blessing gave- chorus
Come ye Sons of Art/ Ode: Bid the virtues
Come ye Sons of Art/ Ode: These are the sacred charms
Come ye Sons of Art/ Ode: See nature rejoicing
Come ye Sons of Art/ Ode: See nature rejoicing- chorus
Love's Goddess sure was blind: Symphony
Love's Goddess sure was blind: Love's goddess sure was blind
Love's Goddess sure was blind: Those eyes..
Love's Goddess sure was blind: Sweetness of nature
Love's Goddess sure was blind: Long may she reign
Love's Goddess sure was blind: May her blest example chase
Love's Goddess sure was blind: Many such days
Love's Goddess sure was blind: May she to heaven
Love's Goddess sure was blind: As much as we below shall mourn
Love's Goddess sure was blind: Our short, but their eternal choice
Act I: Overture
Act I: Duet: Everything is resting in sweet slumber
Act I: Trio with Chorus: Aha! Aha! He' s hiding here! Yes! Yes!
Act I: Recitative and Aria: O heaven!
Act I: Quartet: No, that is unbearable!
Act I: Finale: The sounds of rejoicing echo loudly
Act II: Aria with Chorus: But be still, shhh! Quiet, deear people
Act II: Quartet with Chorus: What do I see?
Act III: Quartet: Yes, this man filled with grace and kindness
Act III: Finale: You know already the sweet desire


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