KATE LADNER

SOPRANO

Kate Ladner resides in France and performs throughout Europe and Australasia in opera houses including; Staatstheater Stuttgart (Blondchen Die Entführung aus dem Serail); Glyndebourne Touring Opera
(Konstanze Die Entführung aus dem Serail); Graz Oper (Micaela Carmen); Opera Holland Park, London (Violetta La Traviata, Magda
La Rondine, Contessa, Le Nozze di Figaro); Opera Australia (Donna Anna Don Giovanni; Vitellia La Clemenza di Tito; Violetta La Traviata; Desdemona Otello).
Kate enjoyed a huge success with her debut roles as Salome, Richard Strauss; Marguerite in Gounod’s Faust, and Floria Tosca in Puccini’s Tosca, all for State Opera. Kate 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.

In more recent years, Kate has gained a reputation as an early Verdi specialist with this year seeing her perform the title role in Alzira, the final of an early Verdi trilogy directed by Elijah Moshinsky, and conducted by Stephen Barlow for the Buxton International Opera Festival; which included the title role in Giovanna D’Arco, and Lady Macbeth in Verdi’s 1847 version of Macbeth.

PERFORMANCES WITH STATE OPERA SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Lady Macbeth – Macbeth (2020)
Eva – The Mastersingers of Nuremberg – Act 3 (2018)

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Palmer spent five years transforming Cloudstreet, one of the country’s most beloved stories into operatic form – both composing the music and adapting Winton’s 427-page novel into a libretto.

We look back on this production in our Arias from the Archives series with Joanna McWaters performing Dolly's aria watch here: youtu.be/1GcP8H63Kso
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Palmer spent five years transforming Cloudstreet, one of the country’s most beloved stories into operatic form – both composing the music and adapting Winton’s 427-page novel into a libretto. 

We look back on this production in our Arias from the Archives series with Joanna McWaters performing Dollys aria watch here: https://youtu.be/1GcP8H63Kso

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Must be revived as so many people missed out!

Love it too. An amazing production with our talented artists.

This was the best moment of the opera, (or one of the best). Loved it.

Still on my Bucket list!! Love , love , love it!!

I would love to see this again - it changed me forever

Brilliant production!

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As a company, we love connecting deeply with South Australians and are proud to bring so many Australians home to sing for you.

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Looking forward to the next time you are home Grant Doyle 🎼

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In the third release of the Arias from the Archives series, Joanna McWaters and Anthony Hunt (piano) perform Dolly's aria from Cloudstreet where Joanna made the debut of the character at the opera's world premiere in Adelaide in 2016.

Learn more about Arias from the Archives and see previous episodes in the series here: stateopera.com.au/arias-from-the-archives-state-opera/
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So fabulous!!👏🏼👏🏼😘

Wonderful memories of the most amazing time <3

This opera was a unique experience. Loved it!

Wonderful Jo, an extraordinary production.

A wonderful performance Jo, a memorable evening at the new venue....Freemasons Hall.

I remember going on the first night. I would love to see Cloudstreet return to the stage some time.

State Opera of SA the Great survivor.

This is such a beautiful aria 😍

Love this and that Opera

Stunning singing as always jo

Sharanna Karika do you remember seeing this production? I don't think I was ever quite the same after that!

George Palmer

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