Award winning Scottish Soprano Kate Valentine trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, and the National Opera Studio in London. A Samling Foundation Alumna, her numerous awards include the Glyndebourne Anne Wood/Joanna Peters .Award, a Sybil Tutton Award, a Susan Chilcott Scholarship, and Scottish Opera’s John Scott Award.
Operatic roles include Ortlinde Die Walküre as part of Opera North’s Award-winning semi-staging of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, Marenka The Bartered Bride (also for Opera North), Female Chorus The Rape of Lucretia for Glyndebourne on Tour, Musetta La Boheme for Welsh National Opera, Countess Almaviva The Marriage of Figaro, Rosalinde Die Fledermaus, and Karolina in Smetana’s The Two Widows for Scottish Opera, Donna Anna Don Giovanni for Samling Opera, Armgard in Offenbach’s Die Rheinixen at London’s Cadogan Hall, and Tatyana Eugene Onegin for Blackheath Opera.
As one of English National Opera’s first ‘Harewood Artists’, Kate enjoyed a close relationship with the London Coliseum, performing the roles of; Fiordiligi Cosi fan tutte, Countess Almaviva TheMarriageofFigaro,Mimi LaBoheme, Cathleen Riders to the Sea, First Lady The Magic Flute, Elisabeth Zimmer in Henze’s Elegy for Young Lovers (a co-production with the Young Vic), and Helena A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Recent highlights on the concert platform include a Radio 3 Broadcast of Villa Lobos’ ‘Bachianas Brasilieras No 5’ with Cello Ensemble as part of Glasgow’s Cottiers Festival, a concert performance of Cosi fan tutte for the Chopin Festival in Warsaw, Brahms Requiem with the RSNO under Lawrence Renes, Britten’s War Requiem in The Sage, Gateshead, and Britten’s Spring Symphony under Garry Walker.
Kate also has a flair for Musical Theatre and Cabaret, and has performed Mrs Nordstrom in Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music at the Théâtre du Châtelet, made guest appearances for the Lichfield and Cheltenham Festivals in ‘The Sound of his Music: A Celebration of Richard Rodgers’, recorded ‘Friday Night is Music Night: Russell Grant’s Overtures and Beginners’ with Stephen Bell and the BBC Concert Orchestra for BBC Radio 2, and appeared at BBC ‘Proms in the Park, Glasgow Green, as part of the Last Night of the Proms Celebrations.