English mezzo-soprano Rosie Aldridge made her Royal Opera debut in the 2016/17 Season as Ossipovna/Vendor (The Nose). She returns in the 2017/18 Season to sing Aksinya (Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk).
Aldridge was born in Hertfordshire and trained at the Benjamin Britten International Opera School at the Royal College of Music. She was a Jerwood Young Artist with Glyndebourne Festival and a Sadler’s Wells Independent Opera Fellow, and joins the ensemble of Vienna State Opera from the start of the 2016/17 season. Engagements include Aksinya/Female Convict (Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk) and Third Lady (Die Zauberflöte) for English National Opera, Lady-in-waiting (Macbeth) for Glyndebourne Festival, Ruth (The Pirates of Penzance) for Scottish Opera, Florence Pike (Albert Herring) and Matilda (Ottone) for English Touring Opera, Flowermaiden and Voice from Above (Parsifal) for Teatro Real, Madrid, Mrs Peachum (The Beggar’s Opera) for the European Opera Centre, Lady Jane (Patience) at the Musée d’Orsay and Eduige (Rodelinda), Cleone (Alessandro) and Dorinda (Il pastor fido) for the London Handel Festival.
Aldridge’s concert engagements include Five Tudor Portraits with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and John Wilson, Mozart’s Requiem with the Orchestra of Opera North and Jac van Steen and at the Royal Festival Hall with the English Chamber Orchestra, The Dream of Gerontius with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall, Verdi’s Requiem with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Dvořák’s Stabat Mater at the Cadogan Hall and Bach’s Christmas Oratorio at St John’s Smith Square. She has appeared in recital at venues including the Wigmore Hall, the Elgar Room at the Royal Albert Hall, Holywell Music Room, Oxford, and the Musée d’Orsay.