Kathryn is internationally renowned for the extraordinary breadth of her repertoire and for the dramatic intensity of her performances. She studied singing and piano at the Royal Academy of Music with Constance Shacklock and Flora Nielsen.
After leaving the Royal Academy, Kathryn Harries spent some years dividing her time between presenting the award-winning Television series `Music Time' (of which she recorded over 60 programmes and an associated LP) and a developing concert career. She made her Royal Festival Hall debut in 1977 since when she has been in considerable demand in repertoire ranging from Monteverdi to the 20th Century. Kathryn is currently the Director of the National Opera Studio in London.
Kathryn is enormously supportive of Riverside Opera and often joins us in both rehearsal and performance.