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Camilla Roberts

Soprano

Born in Wrexham, North Wales, Camilla Roberts studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio sponsored by Welsh National Opera, with whom she subsequently she became an Associate Artist. In 2005 she represented Wales at BBC Cardiff Singer of the World. Other awards include the inaugural Kenneth Loveland Gift, the Harold Rosenthal Award and the WNO Chris Ball Bursary.

For Welsh National Opera she has performed Elisabetta Maria Stuarda (also at the Royal Opera House, Muscat), Santuzza Cavalleria rusticana, Mathilde Guillaume Tell, Fiordiligi Così fan tutte, Donna Elvira and Donna Anna Don Giovanni, First Lady The Magic Flute, Countess Le nozze di Figaro, Micaëla Carmen, Diane Iphigenie en Tauride, Blumenmädchen Parsifal, and Laura Iolanta (which she also performed at the BBC Proms). Roles elsewhere include Donna Anna Don Giovanni, Andromache King Priam, Foreign Princess Rusalka (English Touring Opera); Anna Nabucco (Opera North); Tatyana Eugene Onegin (Opera Holland Park); Mařenka The Bartered Bride, Mimì La bohème (Mid Wales Opera); and Anna Le Villi and Eglantine Euryanthe (Chelsea Opera Group).

She has also covered Meni The Exterminating Angel, Elisabetta Maria Stuarda (The Royal Opera); Emilia Marty The Makropulos Affair, Elsa Lohengrin, Lisa Pique Dame (Welsh National Opera); Giorgetta Il tabarro, title role in Káťa Kabanová and Rusalka (Opera North); title role Vanessa, Madame Lidoine Dialogues des carmélites, Female Chorus The Rape of Lucretia, Donna Anna, Countess Almaviva (Glyndebourne).

Among her concert highlights are Beethoven Symphony No 9 (Barbican Hall under David Parry); Rossini Stabat Mater (St Endellion Festival under Richard Hickox); Mendelssohn Elijah (Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool); Verdi Requiem (Orchestra of Scottish Opera); and Strauss Vier letzte lieder with the Brighton Philharmonic. For Raymond Gubbay she has performed at Birmingham Symphony Hall, Bridgewater Hall, and the Royal Albert Hall. She has also performed at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, St John’s Smith Square and St David’s Hall, Cardiff.

Camilla has sung recitals at the Cheltenham International Festival of Music, North Wales International Music Festival, Fishguard Festival and in Milan. Her discography includes Donizetti’s Belisario and Corrado d’Altamura for Opera Rara and Nabucco for Chandos. She has also performed on Friday Night is Music Night for BBC Radio 2.

Steven Swales Artist Management represents Camilla Roberts worldwide

Reviews

Santuzza / Cavalleria Rusticana / Welsh National Opera / 2016
“Camilla Roberts is simply Stunning as Santuzza”
(Broadway World)

“As Santuzza, Camilla Roberts delivered the Easter Hymn radiantly, her soprano cutting through the magnificent WNO Chorus.”
(Bachtrack)


Mathilde / Guillaume Tell / Welsh National Opera / 2014
“Camilla Roberts was an impressive Mathilde”
(ClassicalSource)

“she sang powerfully and often rather beautifully”
(Seen & Heard International)


Andromache / King Priam / English Touring Opera / 2014
“For me, Camilla Roberts as Andromache was the undoubted queen of the evening: she alone made her music sound natural and beautiful…”
(Bachtrack)

“Camilla Roberts was wonderfully tragic and passionate… Roberts brought forth a stream of lyrical passion and intensity.”
(Planet Hugill)

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