New children’s opera with composer Rachel Leach



Having had such a great autumn singing Gretel with Midsummer Opera, I’m very much looking forward to working with composer Rachel Leach on a new children’s opera in March. We will be creating the piece together with children from the The Perse Pelican School in Cambridge, which is a special to me as my grandfather attended the school as a boy.

Really looking forward to seeing what the children come up with. Watch this space.

Fyer! Fyer! at Wilton’s Music Hall



Fyer! Fyer! The story of the Great Fire of London as you’ve never seen it before.

Catrine will play the role of Grace in a newly commissioned show for children as a part of the Concordia Foundation Young Audiences Project.

The performances will take place on Thursday the 14th April at Wilton’s historic Music Hall in London.

Co written by John and Rosamond Savournin.

More details here.

Catrine returns to Iford to sing First Lady in The Magic Flute



Catrine rejoins Charles Court Opera to sing First Lady in their new production of Mozart’s the Magic Flute at Iford Manor this summer.

Performances in the beautiful cloister at Iford manor on July | Sat 2 | Tues 5 | Fri 8 | Sat 9 | Tues 12 | Fri 15 | Sat 16.

More details including how to book tickets here.

Mozart Requiem with Blackheath Choir



Catrine will be the soprano soloist in Mozart’s Requiem on Sunday March 13th at St Margaret’s Church, Lee Terrace, Blackheath.

Tickets available here.

Catrine returns to sing with womens choir Psallite



Catrine will be a featured soloist in a concert of renaissance music with renowned ladies choir Psallite.

The concert titled My Fayre Ladye will take place on the 27th February at St. Bartholomew the Less Hospital Church, West Smithfield, EC1A 7BE and tickets are available on the door for £10/8.

Catrine sings Oscar in Un ballo in maschera for Midsummer Opera



Catrine returns to Midsummer Opera to sing the role of Oscar in Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera.

This semi staged performance accompanied by full orchestra is set to be a real showstopper.

Directed by Lynne McAdam and conducted by David Roblou the preformances take place at St John’s Waterloo on the 20th and 22nd of November.

For more details and how to book tickets please visit the Midsummer Opera website here.

Trial by Jury and The Zoo receive 4 stars



The Arts Desk has given The Zoo and Trial by Jury 4 stars and praises Catrine’s performance as Angelina in Trial.

“the show is decisively stolen by Kirkman’s gum-chewing, smoking, moueing, hoop-earringed Plaintiff. Daring of her to sing in character both flat and flatly, at least until the Italianate ensemble “A nice dilemma”. Whatever your feelings about this Essex Ange(lina), Kirkman’s performance is the stuff of which awards are made.”

Catch it while you can at the King’s Head Theatre, Islington on 3rd and 10th May at 3pm and 7pm.

 

Catrine returns to Charles Court Opera



Catrine will be reprising her critically acclaimed performance of Laetitia and Angelina in Charles Court Opera’s The Zoo and Trial by Jury at the Kings head in April and May.

These two hilarious farces promise a veritable cocktail of madness and mayhem for a strictly limited season of only 8 performances – you will regret missing this, so book now!

www.charlescourtopera.com

English Touring Opera’s Jason gets 4 stars



The reviews are in for English Touring Opera’s bright new production of Cavalli’s masterpiece, Jason, in which Catrine performs the role of Isiphile. The show has received 4 stars from both the Guardian and Independent, praising the performers and players alike.

“…the drama never flags for an instant..”

“…Hannah Pedley’s Medea had heft nicely counterbalanced by Catrine Kirkman’s delicate soprano as Isiphile..”

– Michael Church, Independent

“Van der Linde (Jason), with his silky countertenor, sounds glamorous as well as looks it, and by the end we fully understand why Hannah Pedley’s self-assured Medea and Catrine Kirkman’s desperate Isiphile are trapped in his orbit.”

– Tim Ashley, Guardian

 

English Touring Opera’s Jason opens tomorrow night



Catrine sings the role of Isiphile in Cavalli’s Jason for ETO, opening tomorrow night at The Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, London, 7.30.

More performances at the Britten Theatre on Saturday 4th and Thursday 10th October before continuing on tour to the Snape Maltings, Malvern, Bath, Harrogate, Durham, Cambridge and Exeter.

For more information and booking information check the ETO website.

English Touring Opera

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