I am a British Mezzo-Soprano who graduated from the Opera Course MMus at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland after obtaining my MA in performance at Royal Academy of Music and Bachelor of Music (Hons) at Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Opera tours include Suzuki (Madama Butterfly) and Rosina (Il Barbiere de Siviglia) around the UK, Orlovsky (Die Fledermaus) in Germany and a tour in Spain performing Mercedes/Carmen cover (Carmen). At RCS I performed Orlovsky (Die Fledermaus), Mrs Coyle (Owen Wingrave), Tonina (Prima la music e poi le parole) and covered La Mere/alto5 (Le Vin Herbe), Le Loup (Les Malheurs d’Orphee). Originally trained as a soprano I also performed Fiordiligi (Cosi fan Tutte). Additional roles include Sirene/Armida cover (Rinaldo), Drusilla/Amor (L’incoronasione di Popea), Una Cercatrice (Sour Angelica), Belinda/Second Witch/Sailer(Dido and Aeneas) in festivals like Longborough Festival Opera, Dorset Opera, Wymondham Music Festival, British Youth Opera or Glyndebourne Festival Opera.
Operatic roles in scenes include Hermia (Midsummer Night’s Dream), Ursula (Beatrice at Benedict), Ines (Maria Padilla), Rosina (Barbiere di Sividlia), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), First Lady (Die Zauberflote).
I have been awarded numerous prizes including First Prize Norfolk Young Musician Competition, Second Prize in Internationaler Ljuba Welitsch Gesangswettbewerb Wien, Finalist in Maureen Lehane Vocal Competition at Wigmore Hall, Second Prize in the English Song and Third Prize in the Isabella Jay Aria at the Royal Academy of Music, Winner of Junior Trinity Vocal Prize.
As a recipient of the Norfolk Sports and Cultural Foundation ‘’Rising Stars’’ Award 2008/9 I made appearances in BBC and ITV News, BBC Radio Norfolk and local Newspapers Eastern Daily Press and Eastern Evening News.
In the realm of the symphonic repertoire I recently made my French debut performing Alto Solo in Mozart’s Requiem at the prestigious Halle Aux Grains in Toulouse and also appeared as Alto Solo in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Bach’s C Minor Mass, amongst others. Recitals include Schumann’s Fraunliebe und-leben, Schumann’s Zwalf Gedichte op35 Kerner lieder, Dvorak Gypsy Melodies, Duarte Five Quiet Songs, Faure’s l Bonne Chanson, Britten Les Illuminations, La Bonne Chanson, Rossinni’s Serate Musicalle and Wigmore debut with Wigmore Voiceworks.
Alongside my opera and oratorio career I have also performed concerts, festivals and recitals in many distinguished venues across Britain and abroad including a recital at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Sighișoara Music Festival in concert, Britain 100, LSO St. Lukes and Wigmore Hall.
Additionally I have participated in Masterclasses with Ann Murray, Dmitry Vdovin, Elizabeth Vidal, Jennifer Larmore, Irina Gavrilovici, Kathryn Harries, Christoph Pregardien, Rachel Nichols, Benjamin Luxon, Edith Weins, Susan Youens, Emma Kirby, Helmut Deutsch.
From an early age I was interested in music and performance. I started training from the age of six at the Central School of Dancing and performing Arts where I specialised in musical theatre, singing and classical voice, drama tap, modern, ballet and jazz. Annually I was involved in the showcases at the Norwich Theatre Royal and performed as a Junior Professional in the pantomime Cinderella (Dir. Richard Gauntlett). My first appearance in an opera was at the ripe old age of eleven as a member of the children’s chorus in Ellen Kent Opera International and Chissinau National Opera productions of Carmen and Turandot at Norwich Theatre.
In conjunction to my studies at Central School of Dancing and performing Arts, Norwich Theatre Royal and Maddermarket Theatre drama centres, I also studied singing and piano at Junior Trinity College of Music. During the Summer months I performed leading roles with Youth Music Theatre UK in their productions Unforgotten (Di. Nick Stimson), The Stones are Hatching (Dir. Toby Davies), and The Time of our Freedom/Dance(Dir. Matt Peover).
Finally, throughout my professional studies I was generously supported by several foundations and trusts and so I would like to make a special mention to these organisations for their generous support: The Kathleen Trust, Mario Lanza Educational Foundation (Award), Fidelio Charitable Trust, The Sydney Perry Foundation, GSMD Bursary Scheme, The Worshipful Company of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, Norfolk and Norwich Operatic Society, The Norfolk Trust, RCS Trust and others.
Last updated: August 2019