Soprano Carrie-Ann Williams studied and graduated from her postgrad and opera studies at Royal Academy Opera under the tutelage of Elizabeth Ritchie and Ingrid Surgenor, and her undergrad at The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.
Carrie-Ann has recently made her debut with English National Opera, in the role of Micaela in Bizet’s Carmen. Carrie-Ann also recently covered the title role of Handel’s Alcina for Glyndebourne Festival 2022. Carrie-Ann has developed a close relationship with both the Glyndebourne Festival and Touring Opera and appears regularly with them. Previous roles at the Festival include: Laura in Luisa Miller and cover First Lady in Magic Flute. Previous roles for Glyndebourne Touring Opera include First Lady and cover Pamina in Magic Flute, Marzelline in Fidelio, Giannetta in L'elisir d'amore and cover Armida in Rinaldo.
Carrie-Ann will be returning to Glyndebourne this summer covering the role of Donna Elvira in Mozart’s Don Giovanni.
Other operatic highlights include: Merab (Cover): Handel's Saul (Théâtre du Châtelet), Maria Bertram: Dove's Mansfield Park (Opera South), Tebaldo: Verdi’s Don Carlo (Grange Park Opera), 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).
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 where she performed with Austrian chamber orchestra, The Camerata Salzburg performing Mozart: Alcandro, lo confess… Non sò, d'onde viene, K294.
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.
Headshot: Sarah Sadler