Scottish Soprano Kate Valentine studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio. As well as being a Samling Foundation Alumna, her other awards include the Glyndebourne Anne Wood/Joanna Peters Award, a Sybil Tutton Award, a Susan Chilcott Scholarship, and Scottish Opera’s John Scott Award. Kate has enjoyed a long and fruitful relationship with English National Opera, where, during her four years as a 'Harewood Artist', she performed a number of roles, including Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Countess Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro, and Mimi in La Bohème. She has also performed with Scottish Opera, Welsh National Opera, Samling Opera and Opera North, to name but a few. Future highlights include the roles of Ortlinde and cover Sieglinde in Die Walküre for Opera North, and a televised concert with excerpts of Ariadne and Sieglinde for the Orchestra della Rai, under Maestro Jeffrey Tate.