Mezzo soprano Rosie Aldridge is a graduate of the Benjamin Britten International Opera School at the Royal College of Music, and was a Jerwood Young Artist at the Glyndebourne Festival in 2010.
Rosie is a member of the Ensemble at the Wiener Staatsoper (2016-2018) where her recent appearances include: Aksinya Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk; Gertrude Roméo et Juliette; Teresa La Sonnambula; Larina Eugene Onegin; Dame Marthe Faust; Giovanna Rigoletto; Roßweiße Die Walküre and Annina La Traviata in a Gala Performance celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Placido Domingo.
In the 2017/18 season, alongside her commitments at the Wiener Staatsoper, Rosie will return to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as Aksinya Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, conducted by Sir Antonio Pappano, and she will make her debut at the Komische Oper, Berlin as Praskowja Osipovna, Bubliki, and Social Commentator The Nose in Barrie Kosky’s production, which in the 2016/17 season marked her debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. In future seasons, Rosie will make debuts at Opéra Royal de La Monnaie, Brussels and at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona.
On the operatic stage Rosie made her professional debut at the Glyndebourne Festival as the Lady in Waiting Macbeth; further engagements have included Blumenmädchen Parsifal conducted by Semyon Bychkov at the Teatro Real, Madrid; Dritte Dame Die Zauberflöte and Aksinya Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk directed by Dmitri Tcherniakov for English National Opera and Ruth The Pirates of Penzance for Scottish Opera.
On the concert platform her engagements have included Vaughan-Williams Five Tudor Portraits with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and John Wilson; a concert of Baroque arias with the Academia Montis Regalis at the Innsbruck Early Music Festival; Elgar Dream of Gerontius with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall; Verdi Requiem with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and David Parry at the Norwich Festival; at St George’s Chapel - Windsor Castle; and at Eton College. Further appearances include Mrs Peachum The Beggars Opera with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Richard Farnes; Elgar Sea Pictures with Martin Andre; Mendelssohn’s Elijah with Sir Thomas Allen; Mozart Requiem at the Royal Festival Hall with the English Chamber Orchestra; Dvořák Stabat Mater at the Cadogan Hall, and the Christmas Oratorio at St John’s Smith Square.
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"Rosie Aldridge has a mezzo voice full of colour and mischief, and a presence which ensures we don’t take our eyes off her whenever she’s on stage."
"Rosie Aldridge excels in multiple supporting roles!"
The Daily Telegraph
"Rosie Aldridge was magnificent in her three contrasting roles, approaching every note with gusto!”
"Rosie Aldridge gave a very good performance as Amina’s mother, with very good acting skills, and great presence in the concertato of the second act.”
Opera. My 2 Cents
“Rosie Aldridge was consistently impressive.”
Fiona Maddocks, The Guardian
“Rosie Aldridge staked triumphant claim on a new Fach as a passionate Composer, producing streams of trenchant, smoky-tinged tone and articulating her words with old-school precision!”
"Rosie Aldridge was on terrific form and gave us a strongly sung and finely dramatic performance. In a musically strong evening, for me Aldridge gave us some of the finest Handel singing of the evening."
Robert Hugill, Planet Hugill
"Vivid cameos especially from... Rosie Aldridge as Aksinya.”
"Rosie Aldridge, the most accomplished of the cast and the finest actress."
Andrew H King - Bachtrack
"Rosie Aldridge showed herself to be one of the most gifted Handelians... Her demeanour onstage meant that she created a believable masculine persona which is no mean feat."
Robert Hugill, mvdaily
“Rosie Aldridge was magnificent, from her initial drunken entry in ‘The Tunning of Elinor Rumming’, to the myriad emotions of the long Jane Scroop movement, this was a singer relishing every one of the opportunities given her, communicating her characterisations and various moods with no little artistry – and dead in tune.”
Robert Matthew Walker, Classical Source
"Voluptuous Rosie Aldridge as Hippolyta: an Amazon indeed, with a rich voice to match!"
Alexander Campbell, Classical Source
"Rosie Aldridge's Florence Pike was superb, a Lady Billows in waiting, I suggest."
Mark Pullinger, Opera Britannia