Judith Howarth

Biography

Career
Principal for nine years at Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Highlights
Musetta/La Bohème (Cincinnati), Ellen Orford/Peter Grimes (Toulouse, Santiago de Chile, Oviedo); Violetta/La Traviata (Minnesota Opera, English National Opera, Glyndebourne); Liu/Turandot (Staatsoper Berlin), Dalila/Samson et Dalila (De Nederlandse Opera); Marie/La fille du régiment (Genèva); Maria Stuarda (Minnesota); Philip Glass’s 1000 Airplanes on the Roof (Rednote Ensemble); Cio-Cio-San/Madama Butterfly (Helsinki, Minnesota Opera,WNO); Gilda/Rigoletto (ENO, Royal Opera House), Madame Mao/Nixon in China (ENO, Greek National Opera); Catherine/La jolie fille de Perth, La Fee/Cendrillon (Chelsea Opera Group); Parasha/Stravinsky’s Mavra (Athens); Baroness Freimann/Der Wildschütz (Buxton Festival); Elisabetta/Don Carlo (Finnish National Opera); Mathilde/Guillaume Tell (Rossini in Wildbad Belcanto Festival)

Recordings
More than 30 recordings, incl: Troilus and Cressida, conducted by Richard Hickox (Gramophone Magazine’s Opera of the Year); Il Segreto di Susanna with the Oviedo Filarmonia under Friedrich Haider; Mercadante’s Maria Stuarda, Regina di Scozia for Opera Rara.

Worked with
Plàcido Domingo, Georges Prêtre, Bernard Haitink, Sir Colin Davis, Sir Georg Solti, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Claudio Abbado, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Daniel Barenboim, Sir Charles Mackerras & Seiji Ozawa

Recent and future productions
Maria Stuarda (Welsh National Opera); Desdemona/Otello van Verdi (Bridgewater Hall); Ellen Orford/Peter Grimes (ENO); Mrs Julian Owen Wingrave (Opéra National de Lorraine, Nancy); Antonia/Giulietta/Les Contes d’Hoffmann (Circuito Lirico Lombardo in Pavia, Cremona, Brescia & Como)

Last update on 17 February 2014

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