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Kitty Whately

Kitty Whately

Kitty appears as Kate in Grange Park Opera’s Owen Wingrave.

Kitty Whately trained at Chetham’s School of Music, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and the Royal College of Music International Opera School. She won both the Kathleen Ferrier Award and the 59th Royal Overseas League Award in the same year, and was part of the prestigious Verbier Festival Academy where she appeared as Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro and in Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy. Whately was a BBC New Generation Artist from 2013–15, during which time she recorded her debut solo album This Other Eden, made recordings with the BBC orchestras, commissioned a new song cycle from Jonathan Dove, and made several appearances at the Proms.

Recent opera highlights include Sesto in Giulio Cesare for English Touring Opera, Isabelle in Bernard Herrmann’s Wuthering Heights for L’Opera National de Lorraine, Mother/Other Mother in the world premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s opera Coraline for Royal Opera House at the Barbican. Whately is also in high demand as a recitalist and concert artist, and has recently performed recitals for the Wigmore Hall, Oxford Lieder Festival, LSO St Luke’s BBC lunchtime, and Belfast International Festival of Voice 2020. For her debut with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, she sang Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She made her BBC Proms debut in Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’ Suite from Act II of Caroline Mathilde, and also appeared in a Chamber Music Prom singing the music of Stephen Sondheim.