LAURA ZIGMANTAITE pic croppedMezzo-soprano Laura Zigmanaitė makes her Scottish Opera début singing Flora Bervoix in La Traviata at the Theatre Royal Glasgow on October 19. A revival of David McVicar’s production, there are performances on tour until November 30 conducted by David Parry and Dane Lam. This is the first of Laura’s roles as a Scottish Opera Emerging Artist this season.

Kate Howder - Mezzo soprano c.Robert WorkmanMezzo Kate Howden will feature in Opera Passion Day on October 19 from 14:00 on BBC Arts Digital. when
Scottish Opera presents live performances of arias from The Pearl Fishers, The Coronation of Poppea and The Gondoliers from Bowmore on the Isle of Islay in the Inner Hebrides.

Kate Howder - Mezzo soprano c.Robert WorkmanMezzo-soprano Kate Howden tours the highlands and islands with Scottish Opera this autumn giving a programme of opera highlights from Monteverdi to Offenbach. There are 17 dates between September 21 and October 29. “Howden’s lovely mezzo – full of character, feeling and insight – suggests she is a singer to watch.” Opera Today

LAURA ZIGMANTAITE pic croppedWe are delighted to welcome Lithuanian mezzo-soprano Laura Zigmantaitė to CPM. A recent graduate of the National Opera Studio in London Laura is a Scottish Opera Emerging Artist where this season she will sing Flora La Traviata,  Laura Iolanta (in concert) plus roles in Mark-Anthony Turnage Greek and Dryad Ariadne auf Naxos. 

Antonio_Salieri_painted_by_Joseph_Willibrord_MählerSoprano Rhiannon Llewellyn sings Contessa Bandiera and mezzo Kate Howden, Carlotta,  in Jeremy Gray’s production of Salieri The School of Jealousy for Bampton Classical Opera conducted by Anthony Kraus. There are performances on July 21 & 22 Bampton, Oxfordshire; August 23 – Westonbirt, Gloucestershire and September 12, St John’s Smith Square, London.

Kate Howder - Mezzo soprano c.Robert WorkmanGlowing press for mezzo Kate Howden’s performance of Turnage Twice through the heart in Shadwell Opera’s double bill with Erwartung: “Howden was exceptional, the understated gentleness of her performance provocative in the moral friction it offered. Hers is an even, impeccably produced voice, and the beauty and control she brought to her fractured musings offered a very different portrait of trauma to Pierard’s” Opera, December 2016

Sarah Champion - Mezzo Soprano - © Studio 52 - Low resMezzo Sarah Champion makes her main stage English National Opera début this evening jumping in at short notice as Donna Elvira Don Giovanni. Richard Jones’ new production is conducted by Mark Wigglesworth.

New season, new artists

September 22, 2016

We are pleased to announce that we launch the 16/17 season with several additions to our list of artists. Chinese soprano He Wu and Australian mezzo-soprano Kate Howden join us from the National Opera Studio alongside British soprano Rosanne Havel and dramatic mezzo Helen Anne Gregory. All are represented Worldwide for General Management.

Sarah Champion interview

October 19, 2015

Sarah Champion - Mezzo Soprano - © Studio 52 - Low resRead about mezzo Sarah Champion’s road from Jimi Hendrix in Montreal to performing Cosi fan Tutte with Scottish Opera in The Highlands.

Sarah Champion sings Dorabella

September 18, 2015

Sarah Champion - Mezzo Soprano - © Studio 52 - Low resMezzo Sarah Champion will sing Dorabella Cosi fan Tutte for Scottish Opera’s small scale tour on September 24 (Stirling), 26 (Helensburgh), 29 (Ayr), October 1 (Kelso), 3 (Dundee), 6 (Elgin), 8 (Ellon), 10 (Aboyne), 13 (Kirkwall), 15 (Wick) and 17 (Inverness). Claire Haslin is music director for Lissa Lorenzo’s new production.