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Praised for her ‘unaffected simplicity’ (Classical Source) and ‘velvety mezzo’ timbres (The Telegraph), Camilla made her stage debut at Buxton International Festival as Prince Charming in Viardot’s Cendrillon before spending the following season as a member of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera Chorus. She is a Young Artist on the National Opera Studio’s Global Talent Programme for 2023-24. 

 

She graduated with Distinction from both her Masters and Artist Diploma at RNCM in 2022 and 2023, studying under Jane Irwin and Michael Harper, with the support of Help Musicians. There, she was the First Prize recipient of the Betty Bannerman Award for French Song (2022), the Brigitte Fassbaender Award for Lieder (2021) and the Creative Innovator Award (2021). She was awarded First Prize at the Sir John Maddison Opera Award (2022), Third Prize at the Concours international de chant baroque de Froville (2023), and was a semi-finalist at the Kathleen Ferrier Awards (2023).

 

As a collaborative performer, she founded the devising ensemble, the New Renaissance Collective (2018-2021) and co-created and performed in productions including Beaten Gold and an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Venus & Adonis.

She recently reprised the role of Prince Charming (Cendrillon) in a UK tour, after a return to Bergen National Opera for chorus in Parsifal (Edward Gardner). Her other operatic roles include creating Bella in Smail’s new work, Blue Electric (Tête à Tête; Playground Theatre); Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro (RNCM); Mrs. Nolan in Menotti’s The Medium (RNCM); Mary in Tavener’s Mary of Egypt (King’s College Chapel, Cambridge), Madam Bubble and Madam By-Ends in Vaughan Williams’ A Pilgrim’s Progress (BYO). Since joining the National Opera Studio, scenes projects include Medée (Charpentier); Hel in The Monstrous Child (Gavin Higgins); Raphaël (Offenbach) and Hermia (Britten) at Welsh National Opera; Hänsel (Humperdinck) at Glyndebourne; Angelina (Rossini), Idamante and Sesto (Mozart) at Opera North. Further scenes include: Fox in Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen (Morley Opera); Dorabella in Mozart’s Così fan tutte (RNCM); Jemmy in Rossini’s Guillame Tell (Morley Opera); Tisbe in Rossini’s La Cenerentola (Morley Opera); Don Ettore in Haydn’s La Canterina (RNCM). 

In concert, she has performed recitals for Manchester Song Festival, Clonterbrook Music Room as well oratorio repertoire such as Händel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem and Duruflé’s Requiem. In 2024, she is a Young Artist on Felicity Lott’s Wigmore Hall French Song Exchange, and she also performs early music with HM’s Sagbutts and Cornetts, Polyphony, the European Union Baroque Orchestra and Musica Antica Rotherhithe. In September, she recorded a programme titled ‘The World Through French Song’ with duo partner, Craig White for Clonter Opera. 

Camilla came to music at an early age, signing with the cross-over group, Angelis, under Sony BMG. She studied English at Girton College, Cambridge and then Social Inequality at LSE where she published articles for Classical Music magazine on freelance music making (here and here). She is also a keen aerial artist and was a member of the Salon Collective, where she trained in Meisner’s acting method.

 

'her attractively unforced voice and gentle vibrato' - Early Music Reviews
'winningly sung' - The Spectator
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NRC R&D, Lyme Regis

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