BIOGRAPHY

Naomi is a mezzo-soprano from Suffolk with a Master of Music in Performance degree and a Bachelor of Music degree from the Royal Northern College of Music. She studies under the tutelage of Louise Winter, is a current participant of the Opera North Mentorship Scheme and is an Assosiate Artist for SoundUp Opera (both ACE funded projects). Last year she was awards a Bursary Recipient for the Opera Awards Foundation and received multiple other awards alongside that. 

 

Naomi’s most recent operatic performances at the RNCM include: Poulenc’s Dialogues des carmélites (Soeur Martha), Vaughan William's The Pilgrim's Progress (Madam Bubble), Puccini’s Suor Angelica (Maestra della Novizie), Offenbach's La Vie Parisienne (Clara), Kurt Weill's Street Scene (cameo role) and Benjamin Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream (Peaseblossom). Last summer Naomi performed for Buxton's International Opera Festival in the operas Georgiana (multiple composers) covering the role of Grey, and in the chorus of both Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin and Caldara's Lucio Papirio Dittatore. She also premiered the brand new opera Dotter Of Her Father's Eyes by Gary Lloyd, singing the title role, at the Dublin 2019 WorldCon, held in the Convention Centre Dublin and has just finished working with Opera North on their production of Turn of the Screw by Britten. She now looks forward to working with Clonter for their ACE funded Musical Theatre workshop this summer.

 

As a regular concert performer, Naomi’s highlights are performing as guest soloist at the International Opera Awards 2019 which took place at the Saddler’s Wells Theatre in London, singing Mozart repertoire with the Hallé Orchestra at the Bridgewater Hall (partnered with ACE), and performing the orchestrated arrangement of De Falla's Siete canciones populares españolas with the ArkEnsemble in the RNCM concert hall. Last year Naomi was a finalist in the prestigious Frederic Cox competition at the RNCM and in the same month made her recording debut as soloist in Sullivan Songs alongside David Owen Norris. 

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