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She trained at the RAM and NOS, and continues to study with Joy Mammen. Winner of the Kathleen Ferrier Prize in 1998, she was a BBC New Generation Artist in 1999. She is at the forefront of the younger generation of sopranos and is admired for her richly coloured voice and sensitive musicianship.
In 2002 she joined the Berlin Komische Oper, where she has sung Pamina Die Zauberflöte, Micaëla Carmen, Countess Almaviva Le Nozze di Figaro, the title role in Alcina, Agathe Der Freischütz and Mimì La bohème. She has sung the title role in Rodelinda (GFO, GOT, Châtelet, Bilbao, Barbican, Vienna Konzerthaus); Female Chorus The Rape of Lucretia (Lausanne); Miss Jessel The Turn of the Screw (Geneva and Glyndebourne); Vitellia La Clemenza di Tito (ENO, Montreal); Leonore Maskarade (ROH); Violetta La traviata (ENO); Governess The Turn of the Screw (Leipzig); Alcina title-role (Opéra National de Paris); Elettra Idomeneo (La Scala, Barbican, Lisbon and Amsterdam Madrid Teatro Real).
Concert engagements include Rossini’s Stabat Mater (Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Dresden, Rome and Siena with Pappano); St John Passion (Châtelet); Concerts at the Teatro Real Madrid, and for the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse; Mahler 4th Symphony with the BBC NOW and Otaka, St Matthew Passion with the Rotterdam Philharmonic and Yannick Nézet-Séguin and concert performances of The Rape of Lucretia with Ticciati (Vienna and Cologne). She has also sung at the Barbican, QEH, RFH, Lincoln Center, Wigmore Hall, BBC Proms and Mostly Mozart Festival. She has worked with Bickett, Christie, Andrew Davis, Haim, Labadie, Mackerras, Pappano and Slatkin.
Recordings include Handel’s Saul with Jacobs and two solo discs (a recital of lieder by Strauss, Marx and Walter and Handel Operatic Arias for Linn Records) both supported by an award from the Borletti-Buitoni Trust for whom she has given recitals in London, Amsterdam and Vienna. In June 2008 she gave a recital of Strauss songs with Emanuel Ax at the Wigmore Hall. Further engagements include Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with Noseda at the BBC Proms, Donna Elvira Don Giovanni with Pappano (ROH), Countess Almaviva at the Liceu, Barcelona, War Requiem with Pappano and the Royal Opera House Orchestra & Chorus in Birmingham, Anne Truelove The Rake’s Progress at La Scala, concert performances of Mitridate with Sir Charles Mackerras for Welsh National Opera and Handel concerts with Harnoncourt at the Styriarte Festival. Recent engagements include Countess Almaviva (Metropolitan Opera), Beethoven Missa Solemnis (Santa Cecilia), Donna Elvira (La Scala) and Elettra Idomeneo (ENO) and Edinburgh Festival.
Recent engagements have included Strauss Vier Letze Lieder in Iceland with the Helsinki Philharmonic, Governess Turn of the Screw (Teatro Real Madrid), Barber’s Knoxville at the Casa da Musica in Porto and a Wigmore Hall recital, Leonore Fidelio (Opera North with Sir Richard Armstrong), the main role in a new commission Miss Fortune by Judith Weir (Bregenz Festival) and Mozart Requiem at the BBC Proms, War Requiem (Royal Flanders Philharmonic) Eva Die Meistersinger (ROH with Pappano), Tina Miss Fortune (ROH), Fox Cunning Little Vixen (Glyndebourne Festival with Jurowski), Countess Almaviva Le Nozze di Figaro (Opéra Bastille), concerts with Sir Mark Elder and the Halle in Manchester and at the Aldeburgh Festival, Classical arias with the OAE and Alsop, Elsa Lohengrin (WNO), Leonore Fidelio (ENO), Meistersinger (Zurich), Wesendonck Lieder with Lothar Koening and WNO, Britten’s War Requiem with the Gothenberg Symphony and Nagano and Elsa Lohengrin with Hamburg State Opera and Simone Young.
Future plans include Beethoven 9 with Jurowski and the LPO in London and Paris, Fidelio for the Netherlands Radio in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Mme Lidoine Dialogues des Carmélites (Royal Opera House), Elettra Idomeneo (Teatro Colon Buenos Aires), Donna Elvira (Metropolitan Opera, New York) and Elisabeth Tannhauser (ROH).
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