International Debut with Opéra de Lyon

Honoured to announce that I’ll be making my international debut in February 2018 singing the roles of the Queen, the cuckoo and the cat in Ottorino Respighi’s “La Bella Dormente nel Bosco” (The Sleeping Beauty) with Opera de Lyon as a member of their Opera Studio Programme.

The city of Lyon has a very special place in my heart, having nearly taken my Postgraduate studies there, so I’m really happy my first international professional roles will be there. Having seen productions by the opera company and the work of artistic director Jean-Paul Fouchecourt, I can’t really contain my excitement!

Colour photograph showing part of the facade of the Nouvel Opera House, which is home to Opera National de Lyon
The Opera Nouvel, home to the Opera National de Lyon (Courtesy of Daderot/Public Domain/via Wikimedia Commons)

I am very grateful to my family, friends, colleagues and tutors who encouraged me to take the bold step to apply in the first place. Dreams can come true.