Born in London Kate Royal won the 2004 Kathleen Ferrier Award and 2007 Royal Philharmonic Society Young Artist Award.
Operatic roles include Pamina and Ades’ Miranda for Royal Opera, Micaela, Die Marschallin, Helena and Pamina for Glyndebourne, Micaela and Eurydice for the Met, Handel’s L’allegro and Pamina for Opera de Paris, Countess and Governess for Glyndebourne on Tour and Countess for Aix-en-Provence Festival.
In concert Kate has appeared with many of the world’s leading orchestras including the Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle, Cleveland Orchestra and Franz Welser-Möst, Rotterdam Philharmonic with Yannick Nézet-Séguin, New York Philharmonic and Alan Gilbert and London Symphony Orchestra and Daniel Harding. She sang the world premiere of Paul McCartney's Ecce Cor Meum at Carnegie Hall.
Much in demand on the concert and recital circuit Kate has appeared throughout Europe, North America and Asia. For EMI Classics she has recorded solo albums 'Kate Royal' and 'Midsummer Night' with Edward Gardner, 'A Lesson in Love' with Malcolm Martineau, Schumann’s Liederkreis with Graham Johnson for Hyperion and Mahler’s Symphony No.2 with the Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle.
Recent and future engagements include Rückert Lieder and Mahler Symphony No. 4 with Pedro Pardo in Barcelona, Countess, Le Nozze di Figaro at Teatro Mayor, Female Chorus, The Rape of Lucretia in Potsdam, recitals with Joseph Middleton in Sweden, Spain and across the UK, Galatea, Acis and Galatea in Wroclaw, Stravinsky’s Pulcinella with the COE and Matthias Pintscher, Jonathan Dove’s There Was a Child with the Berliner Philharmoniker, Howard’s The Anvil: An Elegy for Peterloo and the world premiere of McDowall’s Da Vinci Requiem with the Philharmonia Orchestra.