Ruth Jenkins (soprano) grew up in Newcastle upon Tyne and graduated in Land Economy from Jesus College, Cambridge, in 2008. She is currently studying opera at the Royal Academy of Music. Awards include the Dame Eva Turner Award for Operatic Potential and the Leith Hill Festival Award in 2010.
Her opera roles to date include Fiordiligi in Mozart’s ‘Cosi fan tutte’, Donna Anna in Mozart’s ‘ Don Giovanni’ and Gretel in Humperdinck ‘s ‘Hansel and Gretel’.
Concert performances include Handel’s ‘Messiah’ at the Albert Hall with Brian Kay, a musical evening with Sir Thomas Allen at Auckland Castle, Mozart’s ‘Exsultate Jubilate’ at Chichester Cathedral, Bach’s Cantatas with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the premier of Zou Jianping’s “Symphonic Poem” with the City of London Sinfonia, Vivaldi’s ‘Gloria’ with Stephen Cleobury at St. David’s Hall Cardiff and Bach’s ‘B Minor Mass at St. Martin in the Fields. In 2011 she will be singing the part of Zhou in the new Maxwell Davis opera “Kommilitonen!” with Royal Academy Opera.
Ruth last sang with Louth Choral Society in Handel’s ‘Israel In Egypt’ in November 2009