Judith Howarth has enjoyed a busy year, with highlights including Donna Anna with the Combattimento Consort Amsterdam, and - alongside Fiorella Burato as Elvira - for the Finnish National Opera Helsinki. She enjoyed particular success as Cio-Cio-San/Madama Butterfly for both Welsh National Opera and ENO, and confirmed projects in 2011 include the title role in Maria Stuarda in Minnesota.
She first came to public attention when she joined the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as a Principal. During nine seasons there she sang many roles including Oscar/Un ballo in maschera, Iris/Semele, Musetta/La Bohème, Liu/Turandot, Gilda/Rigoletto, Morgana/Alcina, Norina/Don Pasquale, Cressida/Troilus and Cressida and Margueritte/Les Huguenots. Subsequent engagements world-wide include Musetta in Cincinnati, Ellen Orford/Peter Grimes in Toulouse and Santiago de Chile, Christine/Intermezzo and Aithra/Die ägyptische Helena in Santa Fe, Nedda/I Pagliacci and all four soprano roles in Les Contes d’Hoffmann for Florida Grand Opera, Olga/Fedora for the Washington National Opera, Violetta/La Traviata for the Minnesota Opera, English National Opera and Glyndebourne, Marzelline/Fidelio, Stonatrilla/L’Opera seria and Liu at the Staatsoper Berlin, Dalila/Samson (Handel) for the Netherlands Opera, Marie/La fille du régiment in Geneva, Pamina in Strasbourg, and Leïla/The Pearl Fishers, Fiorilla/The Turk in Italy and Madame Mao in Nixon in China for ENO.