Biography

Biography

Soprano Carrie-Ann Williams graduated in summer 2018 from The Royal Academy Opera under the tutelage of Elizabeth Ritchie and Ingrid Surgenor. 

 

Operatic roles include: The Fox: Janácek’s The Cunning Little Vixen, Anna Maurrant: Weill’s Street Scene, (with Birmingham Conservatoire) Sãvitri: Holst’s Sãvitri, Miss Wingrave: Britten’s Owen Wingrave (both BYO) Alcina: Handel’s Alcina, Lucy: Weill’s Die Dreigroschenoper and Donna Anna: Mozart’s Don Giovanni (all with RAO) Maria Bertram: Dove's Mansfield Park (Opera South). In summer 2018, Carrie-Ann joined the Glyndebourne chorus for their 2018 season performing in Madama Butterfly, Der Rosenkavalier, Saul and Vanessa, She also covered the role of Kate Pinkerton in Puccini: Madama Butterfly and a Noble Orphan in Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier. 

 

As a Soloist, Carrie-Ann has had several opportunities and has performed many oratorio works across the country, recent work includes: Mozart: Exsultate, Jubilate, Mendelssohn: Elijah, Dvořák; Stabat Mater, Handel: Messiah, Haydn: Creation and Brahms: Requiem.

Carrie-Ann’s highlights include her soloist debut June 2017 at The Royal Festival Hall performing the soprano solo for Mahler: Symphony No.2 conducted by Semyon Bychkov, she was also a member of The Young Singer Project with Salzburg Festival 2017 and she made her Debut at Grange Park Opera in 2016 performing the role of Tebaldo in Verdi’s Don Carlo.

 

Carrie-Ann has had much success in competitions, including The Mario Lanza Operatic Prize, the John Ireland Prize, the Ashleyan Opera Prize, the Stuart Cameron Smith American Song Prize, the St Clare Barfield Operatic Distinction Rose Bowl Award and was awarded audience and runner up for the Clonter Opera Prize 2018.

 

Future engagements include:

Cover First Lady in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte
Glyndebourne Festival 2019

Cover Merab in Handel's Saul
Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris 2020

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