Kate Royal


Kate Royal, Photograph by Esther Haase

Kate Royal is an award-winning lyric soprano from London.

Life and Music

  • London-born soprano Kate Royal studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio. She is the winner of the 2004 Kathleen Ferrier Award and the 2004 John Christie Award.
  • In opera she has sung Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) for the Glyndebourne Festival, Countess (Le Nozze di Figaro) and Governess (The Turn of the Screw) for Glyndebourne on Tour and Helena (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) for both the Teatro Real, Madrid and the Glyndebourne Festival.
  • In October 2006 Kate Royal signed an exclusive contract with EMI Classics.
  • Her concert performances include Wagner’s Das Rheingold with Sir Simon Rattle and many others. She has appeared in recital in London, Edinburgh, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels and Cologne and at the BBC Proms.

Did you know?
Reportedly, Kate is one of Paul McCartney's favourite sopranos after singing on his 'classical' CD Ecce Cor Meum.

Excerpts from "Midsummer Night"



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From Mozart to McCartney, Kate Royal’s repertoire spreads across the whole classical music spectrum. This passion for variety means you can be sure that whatever the elegant soprano turns her hand to, it will be well worth waiting for.