Kate Aldrich, mezzo-soprano
Kate Aldrich, mezzo-soprano, has performed in leading theaters throughout the world including the Metropolitan Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Opera Bastille, San Francisco Opera, the Salzburg Festival, the Bavarian Staatsoper Munich, Zurich Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Gran Teatre de Liceu, Teatro Real de Madrid, Opera National de Lyon, Choregie d’Orange, Teatro Colon de Buenos Aires, the Hamburg State Opera, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Teatro Regio di Torino, l’Arena di Verona, Washington National Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Theatre du Capitole Toulouse, l’Opera de Marseille, l’Opera de Montpellier, Vancouver Opera, l’Opera de Montreal, the Teatro Sao Carlos in Lisbon, and many more.
Known for her vast repertoire and strong acting abilities, has performed a large range of roles ranging from Niklausse in Les Contes d’Hoffmann (Opera Bastille, Paris), Adalgisa in Norma (Metropolitan Opera, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Teatro Regio di Torino, Opera de Montreal, Vancouver Opera), Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Teatro alla Scala, Teatro Sao Carlos, Lisbon), Oktavian in Der Rosenkavalier (l’Opera de Marseille), and Marguerite in la Damnation de Faust (Opera de Lyon), to Nerone in L’incoronazione di Poppea (Gran Teatre del Liceu, Deutsche Oper am Rhein), and many others.
Hailed by the San Francisco Sentinel as “the Carmen of this Generation”, Ms. Aldrich has performed the title role of Bizet’s opera to much critical acclaim in theatres from the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Bavarian State Opera Munich, Zurich Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, l’Arena di Verona, Choregie d’Orange, Opera de Lyon, Korea National Opera, Baden-Baden, NCPA in Beijing, New York City Opera, Vancouver, Detroit, Portland, and Pittsburgh Opera.
Recently, Ms. Aldrich made her Choregie d’Orange debut singing the role of Carmen with Jonas Kaufmann. She sang Adriano in the new production of Rienzi at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, where she received much critical acclaim for her interpretation of the role. Ms. Aldrich can be seen on countless DVDs and recordings from companies throughout the globe.