Alexander Campbell for Classical Source.com
"A voice of power and beauty"
Mezzo soprano Rosie Aldridge is a graduate of the Benjamin Britten International Opera School at the Royal College of Music, and was a Jerwood Young Artist for the Glyndebourne Festival.
Rosie is a member of the Ensemble at the Wiener Staatsoper (2016-2018) where her roles will include: Aksinya Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk; Gertrude Roméo et Juliette; Teresa La Sonnambula; Marthe Faust; Dritte Dame Die Zauberflöte and Brigitta Die tote Stadt. At the beginning of the 2016/17 season, Rosie made her debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as Praskowja Osipovna, the Bubliki Vendor and Social Commentator The Nose in a new production by Barrie Kosky. In future seasons, Rosie will make her debut at Opéra Royal de la Monnaie, Brussels; Komische Oper, Berlin and return to the Teatro Real, Madrid and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
On the operatic stage, Rosie made her professional debut at the Glyndebourne Festival as the Lady in Waiting Macbeth; other engagements have included Blumenmädchen Parsifal conducted by Semyon Bychkov at the Teatro Real, Madrid; Dritte Dame Die Zauberflöte and Aksinya Lady MacBeth of Mtsensk directed by Dmitri Tcherniakov for English National Opera and Ruth The Pirates of Penzance for Scottish Opera. At the London Handel Festival, her roles have included Eduige Rodelinda, Cleone Alessandro and Dorinda Il Pastor Fido, and she has sung Mrs Peachum The Beggar’s Opera with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Richard Farnes; Florence Pike Albert Herring and Mathilde Ottone for English Touring Opera.
On the concert platform, her engagements have included Vaughan-Williams Five Tudor Portraits with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and John Wilson; Ravel’s Shéhérazade at the Musée d’Orsay, Paris; 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; at St George’s Chapel – Windsor Castle; and at Eton College. 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.