Biography

I studied performance and teaching at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London for five years. Whilst at the Guildhall I studied with Laura Sarti, Paul Hamburger and Peter Gelhorn. I subsequently went on to study privately with the late Barbara Robotham.

On leaving the Guildhall, I immediately joined the Welsh National Opera where roles included Berta in Barbiere di Seviglia, Musetta in La Boheme and Donna Anna in Don Giovanni.

I have also sung for the English National Opera, Scottish Opera, Opera North, English Touring Opera, Opera Holland Park, Opera Factory, Covent Garden Festival, RTE Dublin, Nuremburg and Prague Opera Companies. The roles included: Mimi in La Boheme, Violetta in La Traviata, Gilda in Rigoletto, Leonora- Il Trovatore, Lady Macbeth-Macbeth, Amelia- Un Ballo in Maschera, Santuzza- Cavalleria Rusticana, Leonore- Fidelio, Queen of the Night- Die Zauberflöte, Marie- La Fille du Regiment, Elisabetta- Maria Stuarda, Witch and Mother-Hansel and Gretel, Lady Billows- Albert Herring, Wife-Life with an Idiot, Gerhilde- Die Walküre, Marianne- Der Rosenkavalier, as well as the title roles in Tosca and Salome.

My experience as a professional singer has also extended to the concert platform at major venues such as The Bridgewater Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, St. David's Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Rudolfinum Prague and the Euskalduna Concert Hall Bilbao.

Oratorio Works include the standard repertoire of Handel- The Messiah, Haydn-Creation, Mozart- C Minor Mass, Beethoven-Symphony No.9, Verdi-Requiem, Orff- Carmina Burana, alongside lesser performed works such as Poulenc- Gloria, and Elgar-Kingdom to name but a few.

Other concert work includes song recitals and private and corporate entertainment both here and abroad.

I have been fortunate to work with leading conductors like Sir Georg Solti, Sir Charles Mackerras, Sir Richard Armstrong and Donald Runnicles. Directors I have worked with include Sir David McVicar, Peter Stein, Tim Alberry and Ruth Berghaus.