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Katherine Watson

Soprano Katherine Watson’s recent and future engagements include her Glyndebourne Festival Opera debut in Purcell’s The Fairy Queen, Charpentier’s Medée with Emmanuelle Haim in Paris and Lille, Messiah in Denmark, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with Stephen Layton in London, Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie with William Christie, Iphis in Handel’s Jeptha at the 2014 Salzburg Festival, and the title role in Handel’s Theodora for the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris. She makes her Music of the Baroque debut in March 2014.

Other recent highlights include performances with Les Arts Florissants and William Christie at the Barbican, Alice Tully Hall, Auditorio Nacional, Cité de la Musique, and elsewhere across Europe and America; Bach's St. John Passion, Brahms’s German Requiem, and Mozart’s Requiem and Vespers in the Barbican; Cassandra in Cavalli’s Didone with Christie in Caen, Luxembourg, and Paris; Handel’s Jephtha with Christie in Moscow, Paris, Brussels, Caen, and Vienna; Celia in Mozart’s Lucio Silla and the title role in Apollo et Hyacinthus with Classical Opera at Cadogan Hall; and concerts in Iceland with Nicholas Kraemer.

Katherine Watson graduated in 2008 from Cambridge University where she was a choral scholar at Trinity College under Richard Marlow and Stephen Layton. She also studied Anglo-Saxon History and Literature at Trinity College, Cambridge. In addition to her solo work, she has been a member of the Charpentier Consort, Cambridge Clerkes, and the Cambridge University Baroque Ensemble.

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