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 worked with many of the UKs top opera platforms, such as Opera Holland Park, Clonter Opera, BBC1, Opera North, Buxton Opera, and Northern Opera Group.
Last summer was one of Naomi’s most rewarding seasons, making her debut with Opera Holland Park in Adamo's UK premier of 'Little Women', whilst also singing Papagena and Gretel in the Edinburgh International Festival. This was following a month with Clonter Opera House for their premier of Papageno’s Quest. Naomi regularly works with Clonter opera, having just finished their outreach production as Queen Titania in the newly commissioned ‘Puck’s Adventure’ as well as performing as the soprano soloist in their latest opera gala, directed by Lysanne van Overbeek and Clive Timms. This coming season Naomi will be performing one of her ‘bucket list’ roles as Papagena and First Lady in Mozart’s ‘Die Zauberflöte’ with Clonter Opera, which she is extremely excited for. This will be followed on by a collaboration with Opera Holland Park and the English National Ballet in Stravinsky’s ‘Les Noces’, performed at Sadler's Wells in September. Finally, Naomi looks forward to premiering the newly commissioned contemporary opera by Gary Lloyd, playing the lead role and taking it on tour around the North of the UK.
Other 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 and ended 2021 on a high by winning the Sir David Maddison Opera Prize. She now looks forward to a masterclass with Ermolena Jaho (on behalf of the International Opera Awards) as well as the many other concerts and performances programmed for 2023.