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, under the tutelage of Louise Winter. She currently stands as Associate Artist for SoundUp Arts, most recently finished touring with Opera North’s Turn of the Screw by Britten, Clonter Opera’s lockdown project and now works towards the role of Dorcas in Thomas and Sally (Arne) with the Northern Opera Group.
Naomi’s operatic performances at the 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. She now looks forward to Gary Lloyd's upcoming opera in 2021 which will be revealed shortly.
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 and in the same month made her recording debut as soloist in Sullivan Songs alongside David Owen Norris. In June she featured as an artist for La ScenaMusicale, Canada's most respected classical music, opera, jazz and world music magazine.