Katherine Crompton


British Soprano Katherine Crompton studied at the National Opera Studio, having previously graduated from the Royal College of Music International Opera School. She has performed several roles for the London Handel Festival conducted by Laurence Cummings and sang the role of Fortuna/L'incoronazione di Poppea conducted by Richard Egarr at the Aldeburgh Festival.

Katherine appeared at the Cantiere d'Arte di Montepulciano, Italy singing in the world premiere of David Blake's opera Icarus directed by Keith Warner. On the concert platform she has appeared at the Royal Festival Hall, St John's Smith Square and St Martin-in-the-fields.

Katherine is a passionate recitalist and her performances have taken her to the Wigmore Hall and the Oxford Lieder Festival and have seen her work with orchestras such as La Nuova Musica and accompanists Iain Burnside and Graham Johnson. Her operatic plans for the 2016/2017 season include her debut at Opera Liège as Belinda in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas. In concert she will appear with the Irish Baroque Orchestra, at Southwell Minster for Todd's Mass in Blue, at Canterbury Cathedral singing Vaughan-Williams A Sea Symphony, the New Paths Music Festival and with the orchestra Instruments of Time and Truth in Oxford.

Longborough debut:The Magic Flute (2017)

Recent engagements: Chocholka/The Cunning Little Vixen (Garsington Opera); Galatea/Acis and Galatea (Opera Avignon, Opera Rennes, and at the Festival de Chaise-Dieu); Merab (cover)/Saul (Glyndebourne and Glyndebourne Tour)

Future engagements: Belinda/Dido and Aeneas (Opera Liège)