Australian soprano, Kate Ladner has performed throughout Europe and Australasia in opera houses including, Staatstheater Stuttgart (Blondchen Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail); Graz Opera (Micaela Carmen); Glyndebourne Touring Opera (Konstanze); Opera Australia, Sydney Opera House (Donna Anna Don Giovanni; Vitellia La clemenza di Tito; Violetta La traviata; Desdemona Otello).
Other favourite roles include: Juliette Romeo et Juliette (SOSA, West Australian Opera), Nanetta Falstaff (Garsington Opera), Manon Manon (English Touring Opera), Violetta La traviata(OA, SOSA, ETO, Macedonia Opera ), Marzelline Fidelio (Opera Northern Ireland), Opera New Zealand (Zerlina Don Giovanni ), Aida (SOSA ).
Kate has performed der Waldvogel, Woglinde, Freia, Helmwige and Third Norn in two Wagner Ring Cycles produced in Australia, conducted by Jeffrey Tate and later with Asher Fisch.
As a regular performer with Opera Holland Park, London, Kate’s roles include Violetta in La traviata, Contessa Le nozze di Figaro and Magda in Puccini’s La rondine.
For Buxton Festival, she has sung the principal soprano roles in Rimsky Korsakov’s opera Kashchei the Immortal and Sibelius’ The Maiden in the Tower ( the first staged versions in the UK of both operas ), Desdemona in Rossini’s Otello, and the title role in Verdi’s Giovanna D’Arco in a new production created by director Elijah Moshinsky.
Kate performs regularly on the concert platform in France, where she resides and throughout Europe. In 2016, she performed Beethoven 9th Symphony in Auditorio Nacional de Música, Madrid.
She has founded VOIX360, a vocal performance organisation producing concerts throughout the Ardèche, most recently mounting a production of Puccini’s Tosca.
Kate enjoys returning to Australia, where she had huge success with her debut roles as Salome (Richard Strauss) and Marguerite in Gounod’s Faust for the State Opera of South Australia.
In 2016, Kate received much critical acclaim for her debut performance as Floria in Puccini’s Tosca. She has recently returned from China, where she sang La Contessa in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro with the Xi’an Symphony Orchestra.