English mezzo-soprano Rosie Aldridge made her Royal Opera debut in the 2016/17 Season as Praskovya Osipovna/Vendor (The Nose), and has returned as Aksinya (Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk) and as Angrboda (The Monstrous Child). In the 2019/20 Season she sings Ensemble/Russian Mother/Beggar (Death in Venice).
Aldridge studied at the Benjamin Britten International Opera School, and was a Jerwood Young Artist at Glyndebourne Festival. She was a member of the ensemble of Vienna State Opera 2016–18, where her roles included Annina (Der Rosenkavalier), Gertrud (Hänsel und Gretel), Aksinya, Gertrude (Roméo et Juliette), Teresa (La sonnambula), Madame Larina (Eugene Onegin), Marthe Schwertlein (Faust), Giovanna (Rigoletto), Rossweisse (Die Walküre) and Annina (La traviata) in a gala performance celebrating Plácido Domingo’s 50 years performing with Vienna State Opera.
Elsewhere her appearances include Kabanicha (Kát’a Kabanová) for Gran Teatro del Liceu, Barcelona, Praskovya Osipovna/Vendor (The Nose) for Komische Oper, Berlin, Nelly Dean (Wuthering Heights) for Opéra national de Lorraine, Flowermaiden (Parsifal) for Teatro Real, Madrid, Lady in Waiting (Macbeth) for Glyndebourne Festival, Gertrud, Third Lady (Die Zauberflöte) and Aksinya for English National Opera and Ruth (The Pirates of Penzance) for Scottish Opera.
Production photo of Death in Venice, The Royal Opera
Rosie Aldridge as Russian Nanny in Death in Venice, The Royal Opera
Rosie Aldridge, Tom Randle and Marta Fontanals-Simmons as Hel in The Monstrous Child, The Royal Opera
Rosie Aldridge as Vendor, Martin Winkler as Kovalov and members of the ensemble in The Nose, The Royal Opera
Rosie Aldridge as Angrboda in The Monstrous Child, The Royal Opera
Colin Judson, Amanda Baldwin, Dominic Barrand, ByeongMin Gil, Fleur Hinchcliffe, Rosie Aldridge and Mathew Prichard in rehearsal for Death in Venice, The Royal Opera
Michael Mofidian and Mark Padmore in rehearsal for Death in Venice, The Royal Opera