Mezzo soprano Rosie Aldridge was a member of the Ensemble at the Wiener Staatsoper (2016-2018); she is a graduate of the Benjamin Britten International Opera School at the Royal College of Music, and was a Jerwood Young Artist at the Glyndebourne Festival in 2010.
This season Rosie will make her debut at the Gran Teatre del Liceu as the Kabanicha Katya Kabanova; she will return to the ROH as Angrboda in the World Premiere of A Monstrous Child which will reopen the Linbury Theatre; she will make her debut for the Opéra National de Lorraine as Nellie Dean Wuthering Heights; she will return to ENO as Gertrude Hänsel und Gretel and in future seasons she looks forward to returning to the ROH, Komische Oper, Berlin, Teatro Real Madrid and to her debut at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam and La Monnaie, Brussels.
At the Wiener Staatsoper, Rosie’s appearances include: Annina Der Rosenkavalier; Aksinya Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk; Gertrude Roméo et Juliette; Teresa La Sonnambula; Madame Larina Eugene Onegin; Marthe Faust; Giovanna Rigoletto; Roßweiße Die Walküre and Annina La Traviata in a Gala Performance celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Placido Domingo.
Rosie made her debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as Praskowja Osipovna, Bubliki, & Social Commentator The Nose directed by Barrie Kosky, returning as Aksinya Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk conducted by Sir Antonio Pappano; for the Komische Oper, Berlin she made her debut as Praskowja Osipovna, Bubliki, and Social Commentator The Nose; she has appeared at the Glyndebourne Festival as the Lady in Waiting Macbeth; at the Teatro Real, Madrid as a Blumenmädchen Parsifal conducted by Semyon Bychkov; at English National Opera as Dritte Dame Die Zauberflöte and Aksinya Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk directed by Dmitri Tcherniakov and at Scottish Opera as Ruth The Pirates of Penzance.
On the concert platform her engagements have included Vaughan-Williams Five Tudor Portraits with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and John Wilson; a concert of Baroque arias with the Academia Montis Regalis at the Innsbruck Early Music Festival; Elgar Dream of Gerontius with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall; Verdi Requiem with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and David Parry at the Norwich Festival. Further appearances include Elgar Sea Pictures with Martin Andre; Mendelssohn’s Elijah with Sir Thomas Allen; Mozart Requiem at the Royal Festival Hall with the English Chamber Orchestra; Dvořák Stabat Mater at the Cadogan Hall, and the Christmas Oratorio at St John’s Smith Square.
"A voice of power and beauty"