Mezzo 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.
Conductor 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.
Mezzo-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.
We 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.
Soprano 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.
Glowing press for mezzo Kate Howden’s performance of Turnage Twice through the heart in Shadwell Opera’s double bill with Erwartung: “Howden was exceptional, the understated gentleness of her performance provocative in the moral friction it offered. Hers is an even, impeccably produced voice, and the beauty and control she brought to her fractured musings offered a very different portrait of trauma to Pierard’s” Opera, December 2016
We are pleased to announce that we launch the 16/17 season with several additions to our list of artists. Chinese soprano He Wu and Australian mezzo-soprano Kate Howden join us from the National Opera Studio alongside British soprano Rosanne Havel and dramatic mezzo Helen Anne Gregory. All are represented Worldwide for General Management.