Born in Mid Wales, Kathryn Turpin read History of Art at Cambridge before studying at the Royal College of Music. She made her Royal Opera debut in January 2000 as Lady de Hautdesert/Gawain.
Opera performances have also included Margaretha/Genoveva for Garsington Opera, Mercedes Carmen for the Raymond Gubbay production at the Royal Albert Hall, Lucretia The Rape of Lucretia for Music Theatre Wales, Djamileh for Les Azuriales Opera Festival, Carmen for Diva Opera, Ulisse Deidamia and Ramise Arminio for the London Handel Festival, Cherubino Le nozze di Figaro in Neuchatel, Prince Orlofsky Die Fledermaus in Stockholm and Madam Popova The Bear for L’Atelier Lyrique de Franche-Comté .
Kathryn’s extensive concert engagements have taken her to major venues throughout the UK, Europe and the Far East working with orchestras including the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, the Bournemouth Sinfonietta, the CBSO, Hanover Band, London Mozart Players, London Sinfonietta, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Orchestre de Besançon, Orchestre National de Lille, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra under the direction of conductors such as Matthew Best, Martyn Brabbins, Richard Cooke, Peter Csaba, Elgar Howarth, Sir Neville Marriner, Sir Simon Rattle and Sir David Willcocks.
She has broadcast on Classic FM and Radio 3 and her recordings include Copland In the Beginning and the Duruflé Requiem with the Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge.
Other recent engagements include Morgan le Fay Gwyneth and the Green Knight for Music Theatre Wales, Carmen for Diva Opera, the Mozart Requiem with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Mozart and Haydn with the London Mozart Players, the Verdi Requiem in the Royal Albert Hall, Mahler Eighth Symphony in the Royal Festival Hall, and Berio Folksongs and Harbison Mirabai Songs for the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra.