Biography

 

Camilla is in her first year of opera school at Royal Academy of Music under the tutelage of Raymond Connell and Jonathan Papp. She is a Bicentenary Scholar, through which she will benefit from a partnership with world-renowned independent recording label Linn Records. She is also a Britten Pears Young Artist, a member of RAM’s prestigious ‘Song Circle’and is supported by the Josephine Baker Trust. In 2019 she graduated from the Masters of Performance course at the Royal College of Music with Distinction under the tutelage of Dinah Harris, Alison Wells, Caroline Dowdle and Andrew Robinson, where she was supported by a Martin Harris Award, Their Serene Highnesses Dr Prince Donatus and Princess Heidi Von Hohenzollern Scholar and Countess of Munster Musical Trust Derek Butler award. She is a graduate of Durham University, where she studied Music. Her formative years were spent as a chorister at Salisbury Cathedral.

 

Camilla performs regularly as a soloist of oratorio and opera. She is looking forward to playing Pamina in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte in November and La Comtesse in Massenet’s Chérubin in March 2020 with Royal Academy Opera. Recent roles include Suzanne in Offenbach’s Robinson Crusoe and 1st Bridesmaid in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro directed by Sir Thomas Allen (RCM International Opera School), Lady Dumnow in Berkeley’s A Dinner Engagement, Gontran in Chabrier’s Une Éducation Manquée, Donna Elvira in Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Rodelinda in Handel’s Rodelinda for (RCM Opera Scenes), Pamina in Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Semele in Handel’s Semele (Durham Opera Ensemble), Belinda (Hurn Court Opera) and 1st Witch and Spirit (The English Concert/Harry Bicket) in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, ‘Israelite Woman’ in Handel’s Esther in the London Handel Festival (London Handel Orchestra/Wigmore Hall). Other solo highlights include Handel Chandos Anthems (London Handel Orchestra/London Handel Festival), Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle (The Royal College of Music Chamber Choir) Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy (Royal Festival Hall), Mozart’s Exultate Jubilate, Brahms’ Requiem and Handel’s Messiah (HM Tower of London). Camilla has also performed in Glyndebourne Chorus for Glyndebourne Festival 2019. 

 

Camilla has taken part in masterclasses with Sir Simon Keenlyside, Edith Wiens, Anne Sofie von Otter, Julia Faulkner, Kristian Bezuidenhout and Roderick Williams. She has participated in Samling Academy (2012-2015) and British Youth Opera's Summer 2018 Workshops. Camilla’s recent competition success includes prizewinner and finalist in Mozart Singing Competition (2019), Third Prize at the finals of the Cheltenham Bach Choir Baroque Singing Competition (2018) and “commended” in The Lieder Competition at RCM (2018).

 

Camilla performs regularly with some of the world’s leading ensembles including: The Sixteen, Alamire, ORA, Britten Sinfonia Voices, Gabrieli Consort and The Monteverdi Choir. Camilla also holds a soprano position in the Choir of the Chapels Royal, HM Tower of London.

Offstage, Camilla is a very keen baker and has even made an appearance on BBC's Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice as well as making friends’ wedding and other celebratory cakes. She is also the proud owner of an adorable red Cockapoo called Rusty who keeps her busy with his antics when she’s not singing. Check out his instagram page here

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Photography by Jamie Wright

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