BIOGRAPHY

BIOGRAPHY

Naomi is a 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 has most recently finished working with Clonter Opera, Oxford Contemporary Opera, BBC1, Opera North, Buxton Opera, and Northern Opera Group.

 

This season, Naomi looks forward to singing for Opera Holland Park in Adamo's UK premier of 'Little Women', singing Papagena and Gretel in the Edinburgh International Festival, and working with Clonter Opera for their month of opera outreach. Past operatic performances include: lead role (Juno) in Oxfordshire Contemporary Opera's '@Emele' (Simmonds), Northern Opera's 'Thomas and Sally' (Dorcas) by Arne, and Pauline Viardot's 'Cinderella' (ugly step-sister Armelinde) which was the winner of the 'Classical Music Digital Awards 2020. She sang a role in 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' and Benjamin Britten's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' (Peaseblossom). Furthermore, she performed at the 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'. Naomi 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.

 

As a regular concert performer, Naomi’s highlights are performing as guest opera singer on BBC1's 'I Can See Your Voice' 2021, as guest soloist at the International Opera Awards 2019 which took place at the Saddler’s Wells Theatre in London and singing Mozart repertoire with the Hallé Orchestra at the Bridgewater Hall. In 2020, Naomi made her recording debut as soloist in Sullivan Songs alongside Sir David Owen Norris and in last June featured as an artist for La ScenaMusicale,  Canada's most respected classical music, opera, jazz and world music magazine. Finally, Naomi ended 2021 on a high, winning the Sir David Maddison Opera Prize.