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Olivia Warburton

Appearances with Wokingham Choral Society:

Olivia was scheduled to appear on 16th December, 2017 at Great Hall, University of Reading in Bach Christmas Oratorio but had to withdraw owing to illness.

December 2017

Olivia Warburton            Mezzo-Soprano

Olivia Warburton studies on the opera course at the Royal Academy of Music under Kate Paterson, Yvonne Howard and Andrew Smith. After graduating with first class honours and distinction from both the BMus and MA programmes, Olivia spent time as Erasmus student at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz, Köln with Prof. Brigitte Lindner. During her studies she was awarded the Andrew S Sykes Prize for outstanding achievement; the Lesley Garrett Opera Prize; and the Most Promising Singer Award (Dean and Chadlington Festival).

A keen recitalist, Olivia has made debuts at the Aldeburgh and Oxford Lieder Festivals. She is a Britten Pears Young Artist, Samling Artist and member of the Academy's prestigious Song Circle. Olivia has performed at venues including Wigmore Hall, St John's Smith Square, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Kings Place, and the Royal Courts of Justice. This season she looks forward to performing in a concert of Venetian songs curated by Richard Stokes at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace.

As a soloist and regular chorus member for the Bach/Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Series, she has worked with leading harpsichordists and conductors including Laurence Cummings and Masaaki Suzuki - in 2015 performances in collaboration with The Julliard School took her on tour to the Lincoln Center, New York; the Boston Early Music Festival and the Bach Festival, Leipzig. Operatic highlights include the title role in Dido and Aeneas under Michael Chance, Valetto in L'incoronazione di Poppea for Royal Academy Opera and the roles of Cherubino Le nozze di Figaro, Rosina Il barbiere di Siviglia and Annio La clemenza di Tito for Royal Academy Opera Scenes. This season she looks forward to performing the role of Stewardess in Flight for Royal Academy Opera.

Olivia is grateful to the Countess of Munster and Josephine Baker Trusts for their support of her studies.