Jade Leonard

The Musician Speaks

Kathryn Radcliffe



Melbourne-Sydney based soprano Kathryn Radcliffe is a soloist with various companies and a soloist with Opera Australia, Victorian Opera and The Vienna State Opera.

In 2019 Kathryn is looking forward to playing roles with Opera Australia in "Il Viaggio a Reims", and Victorian Opera's "Parsifal" and "Barber of Seville".

In 2018 Kathryn made her debut as a soloist in the Sydney Opera House in Opera Australia's "Great Opera Hits". Highlight performances in 2017 included the role of Frasquita in "Carmen" (Bizet) with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, and several productions with Victorian Opera such as the role of the Nightingale in "Sleeping Beauty" (Respighi) and the Queen in "The Princess and the Pea" (Toch).

In 2016, Kathryn,completed a season working at the Vienna State Opera, where she was covering roles such as Fiordiligi in "Cosi Fan Tutte" (Mozart), and Pamina in "Die Zauberflöte" (Mozart). She also covered smaller roles such as Ortlinde in "Die Walkure" (Wagner), Pousette in "Manon" (Massenet), Echo in "Ariadne Auf Naxos" (Strauss), and Priestess in "Aida" (Verdi). Kathryn was also cast at the Vienna State Opera in a production of "The Cunning little Vixen" by Janacek, as a hen.

Kathryn  has won the Opera Foundation Vienna award, and first prize in both the 3MBS Victorian Young Performer of the Year Award, and in The Herald Sun Aria in Melbourne, Australia. 

​​Kathryn Radcliffe