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Katherine Manley – Wife

Katherine Manley studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama, Glasgow and the Benjamin Britten International Opera School at the Royal College of Music, London.  Her roles include Creuse in David McVicar’s new production of Charpentier’s Medée for English National OperaZenna Briggs in Michel van der Aa’s Sunken Garden for ENO, Lucia in The Rape of Lucretia for Angers/Nantes Opera, Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Arpago in L’Incoronazione di Dario  with Garsington Opera, Musica/ Euridice/ Messaggera/ Proserpina in Monteverdi’s Orfeo for both ETO and a staged performance at the Barbican with Richard Egarr and the Academy of Ancient Music, and Belinda in After Dido, a joint venture by ENO/The Young Vic of live music and film performance inspired by Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas directed by Katie Mitchell. She made her Edinburgh International Festival debut singing The Indian Queen with The Sixteen and her US stage debut as Oriana in Handel’s Amadigi for Central City Opera, Colorado. Katherine’s recent engagements include Eliza Doolittle in Robert Carson’s My Fair Lady at the Châtelet, Paris, St Matthew Passion with Britten Sinfonia, Max Richter’s Memoryhouse , Judith Weir’s Natural History for Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele, La descente d’Orphée at the Wigmore Hall and Maria in The Sound of Music for Central City Opera, Colorado.  Future engagements include Drusilla in L’Incoronazione di Poppea for Opera North and further performances of Sunken Garden for Opéra de Lyon.