Kate Howder - Mezzo soprano c.Robert WorkmanMezzo Kate Howden will create the role of Marcolfo in The cloak and dagger affair by Edward Lambert at the Tête-à-tête Festival, London on August 8. Based on the play Amor de Don Perlimplín con Belisa en su jardín by Federico Garcia Lorca, Thomas Payne conducts the production by Jared Gavin.

crystal-slipper-on-blue-pillow-260nw-48084961Mezzo Kate Howden sings the title role of Isouard Cendrillon alongside tenor Bradley Smith as The Prince and baritone Nicholas Merryweather as Alidor for Bampton Classical Opera. There are performances on July 20 & 21 – Bampton, Oxfordshire; August 27 – Westonbirt, Gloucestershire & September 18 – St John’s Smith Square, London with Harry Sever conducting Jeremy Gray’s production.

LAURA ZIGMANTAITE pic croppedMezzo-soprano Laura Zigmantaitė returns to Opera Holland Park, London singing Dryad Ariadne auf Naxos on July 17, 19, 21, 25 & 27.  The co-production with Scottish Opera is directed and designed by Anthony McDonald and Brad Cohen conducts.

Kate Howder - Mezzo soprano c.Robert WorkmanMezzo soprano Kate Howden will join the inaugural cohort of Equilibrium Young Artists following extensive world-wide auditions. The Equilibrium initiative was launched by Barbara Hannigan to mentor young professional musicians in the first phase of their career and to provide performance opportunities in Europe and North America, amongst which Kate will sing Baba the Turk The Rake’s Progress with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra conducted by Hannigan.

Circa.org.au acrobatsConductor Natalie Murray Beale and mezzo Kate Howden take to the road again with Il Ritorno Circa Contemporary Circus’s hugely successful production based on Monteverdi Il Ritorno d’Ulisse. They tour to California for performances on January 23 – Musco Center for the Arts, Orange County, January 26 – Mondavi Arts Center, UC Davis and February 4 – Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley.

LAURA ZIGMANTAITE pic croppedMezzo-soprano Laura Zigmanaitė makes her Scottish Opera début singing Flora Bervoix in La Traviata at the Theatre Royal Glasgow on October 19. A revival of David McVicar’s production, there are performances on tour until November 30 conducted by David Parry and Dane Lam. This is the first of Laura’s roles as a Scottish Opera Emerging Artist this season.

Kate Howder - Mezzo soprano c.Robert WorkmanMezzo Kate Howden will feature in Opera Passion Day on October 19 from 14:00 on BBC Arts Digital. when
Scottish Opera presents live performances of arias from The Pearl Fishers, The Coronation of Poppea and The Gondoliers from Bowmore on the Isle of Islay in the Inner Hebrides.

Kate Howder - Mezzo soprano c.Robert WorkmanMezzo-soprano Kate Howden tours the highlands and islands with Scottish Opera this autumn giving a programme of opera highlights from Monteverdi to Offenbach. There are 17 dates between September 21 and October 29. “Howden’s lovely mezzo – full of character, feeling and insight – suggests she is a singer to watch.” Opera Today

LAURA ZIGMANTAITE pic croppedWe are delighted to welcome Lithuanian mezzo-soprano Laura Zigmantaitė to CPM. A recent graduate of the National Opera Studio in London Laura is a Scottish Opera Emerging Artist where this season she will sing Flora La Traviata,  Laura Iolanta (in concert) plus roles in Mark-Anthony Turnage Greek and Dryad Ariadne auf Naxos. 

Antonio_Salieri_painted_by_Joseph_Willibrord_MählerSoprano Rhiannon Llewellyn sings Contessa Bandiera and mezzo Kate Howden, Carlotta,  in Jeremy Gray’s production of Salieri The School of Jealousy for Bampton Classical Opera conducted by Anthony Kraus. There are performances on July 21 & 22 Bampton, Oxfordshire; August 23 – Westonbirt, Gloucestershire and September 12, St John’s Smith Square, London.