Rut Codina Palacio
Photo: Jan Willem Kaldenbach

Rut Codina Palacio


Rut Codina Palacio started singing at the early age of 7 at the children’s choir affiliated with the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona. Her childhood was divided between school, music, choir, and dance training. She then moved to The Hague, where she obtained her master's degree in 2012 from the Royal Conservatoire.

During her years of study, Rut sang soprano roles such as Papagena (Die Zauberflöte), Diana (Orphée aux Enfers), Amour (Orfeo ed Euridice), several roles in the first Dutch-language production of Purcell's King Arthur, Mrs Jones (Street Scenes), La Contessa di Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro) and Lisa (La sonnambula).

Despite her promising debut as a soprano, Rut eventually developed vocally into a mezzo-soprano. After a year of exploring her new vocal range, she sang the roles of Carmen and Orfeo in Bizet's operas of the same name. She also sang the roles of Idamante (Idomeneo), Belinda and Sorceress (Dido and Aeneas), Matilda (Ottone) and Lola (Cavalleria rusticana). Aside from opera, she frequently performs as a soloist in oratorios. She sang in Dvořák’s Stabat Mater, Bach’s St Matthew Passion, Bacalov’s Misa Tango, and Ramirez’s Misa por la paz y la justicia, among other works.

From 2014 to 2018, she was part of the ‘Duo Vert Obscur’ with pianist Jean-Baptiste Milon, performing a wide and diverse repertoire of Spanish songs, French mélodie, and Italian opera.

Rut began working as a freelance singer with the Groot Omroepkoor in 2015, where she worked with conductors such as Simon Rattle, Sigvards Klava, Gustavo Dudamel, Daniele Gatti, Vladimir Jurowski, Edo de Waart, Eric Whitacre, and Gustavo Gimeno.

She has been singing with the Chorus of Dutch National Opera since 2016.