Ruth Strutt is an Australian mezzo-soprano who hails from the icy climes of northern NSW. Since completing her Bachelor of Music (Classical Performance) at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, under the expert tutelage of Patricia Price and continuing study with Anthea Moller, she has been engaged in many projects across Australia.
Ruth is currently a member of the Opera Australia Melbourne chorus and is affiliated with Opera Queensland and Opera North West, her recent appearances including Opera in the Vines, Opera in the Paddock and Opera at Langford. She recently performed Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust (BWV170) as part of the New England Bach Festival, and as part of a Baroque improvisation quartet, Wondrous Machine.
Ruth is particularly passionate about Australian music and composition, having recently performed the solo role in Kubla Khan by Richard Peter Maddox and premiering his two cycles Unbroken Stillness and These Men. She also performed the role of Amal in Jennifer Game-Lopata’s The Aqueduct at the Brisbane Restrung Festival, and has worked alongside composers such as Elena Kats-Chernin, Dan Walker and Sally Whitwell.
Ruth is relishing the opportunity to work with the Schools program and believes projects like this are of great value to communities and the Australian arts industry as a whole.