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Other Mezzo Sopranos:
Sanja Anastasia
Laura Brioli *
Katharine Goeldner *
Martha Jones
Daniela Pini
Clare Presland
Lucy Schaufer
Milena Storti *
Cécile van de Sant *
Alessandra Volpe *
Kathleen Wilkinson
Carole Wilson
Kathleen Wilkinson
Mezzo Soprano
Current and upcoming engagements of Kathleen Wilkinson include ANNA Maria Stuarda Royal Opera House Covent Garden, AUNTIE Peter Grimes Opéra de Lyon, NURSE/OLD WOMAN Ines de Castro Scottish Opera and MARCELLINA Le Nozze di Figaro Vlaamse Opera.

Current and upcoming engagements of Kathleen Wilkinson include ANNA Maria Stuarda Royal Opera House Covent Garden, AUNTIE Peter Grimes Opéra de Lyon, NURSE/OLD WOMAN Ines de Castro Scottish Opera and MARCELLINA Le Nozze di Figaro Vlaamse Opera.

Recent appearances include BRIGITTA Die Tote Stadt, FILIPYEVNA Eugene Onegin,  SHE-ANCIENT in Tippett’s Midsummer Marriage, MOTHER GOOSE The Rake’s Progress and DRITTE MAGD Elektra Royal Opera House Covent Garden, FILIPYEVNA Glyndebourne and Welsh National Opera, MISTRESS QUICKLY Falstaff and MARCELLINA Le Nozze di Figaro Opéra de Rennes, URSULE Béatrice et Bénédicte Scottish Chamber Orchestra, PASTUCHYNA Jenufa, GENEVIÈVE Pelléas and Mélisande, MISTRESS QUICKLY as well as  and MRS HERRING Albert Herring Glyndebourne on Tour.

For English National Opera Kathleen sang MAMMA LUCIA Cavalleria Rusticana, CLEANING LADY The Makropulos Case and PASTUCHYNA Jenufa. For Scottish Opera she created the roles of MARGARET MUIR Friend of the People and MARY LAMB Monster! and sang ERDA Das Rheingold, FIRST NORN Götterdämmerung, SCHWERTLEITE Die Walküre and NURSE/OLD WOMAN Ines de Castro.

Career highlights in Europe were NURSE/OLD WOMAN Ines de Castro Teatro Coliseo, Porto, LA CIESCA Gianni Schicchi, BURYA Jenufa Opéra de Lyon, as well as concerts at the Puccini Festival at Torre del Lago and ERDA Das Rheingold Sopot International Wagner Festival, Poland.

Kathleen has made six recordings of complete operas for the BBC. For the CHANDOS ‘Opera in English’ label she recorded Katya Kabanova and The Makropulos Case. Conductors she has worked with include Richard Hickox, Thomas Adès, Sir Charles Mackerras, Carlo Rizzi and Sir Mark Elder.

Kathleen studied at the Royal Northern College of Music and won the Webster Booth Competition and the Peter Moore Foundation Scholarship.