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Carrie-Ann Williams

Voice Type:

Soprano

Nationality:

British

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English, Italian, German, French

Opera

Alcina
Alcina (Handel)
The Royal Academy of Music
2016
Miss Wingrave
Owen Wingrave (Britten)
British Youth Opera
2016
Tebaldo
Don Carlos (Verdi)
Grange Park Opera
2016
Tina
Flight (Dove)
The Royal Academy of Music
2016
Savitri
Savitri (Holst)
British Youth Opera
2015
Melisande
Ariane et Barbe-Bleu (Dukas)
The Royal Academy of Music
2015
First Esquire/ Flower Maiden
Parsifal (Wagner)
The Royal Academy of Music
2014
Almirena
Rinaldo (Handel)
The Royal Academy of Music
2014
Arminda
La finta giardiniera (Mozart)
BiteSize Opera
2014
Donna Anna
Don Giovanni (Mozart)
BiteSize Opera
2014
First Lady
The Magic Flute (Mozart)
BiteSize Opera
2014
Fiordiligi
Così fan tutte (Mozart)
BiteSize Opera
2014
Fiordiligi
Così fan tutte (Mozart)
Welsh National Youth Opera
2014
Countess
Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart)
British Youth Opera
2014
Monica
The Medium (Menotti)
Birmingham Conservatoire
2013
Despina
Così fan tutte (Mozart)
Royal Forest of Dean Orchestra
2013
Susanna
Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart)
Royal Forest of Dean Orchestra
2013
Suor Angelica
Suor Angelica (Puccini)
Birmingham Conservatoire
2013
Miss Jessel
The Turn of the Screw (Britten)
Birmingham Conservatoire
2013
Female Chorus
The Rape of Lucretia (Britten)
Birmingham Conservatoire
2013
Helena
A Midsummer Night's Dream (Britten)
Birmingham Conservatoire
2013
Lady Billows
Albert Herring (Britten)
Birmingham Conservatoire
2013
Dido
Dido & Aeneas (Purcell)
Birmingham Conservatoire
2012
Anna Maurrant
Street Scene (Weill)
Birmingham Conservatoire
2012
2nd woman
Dido and Aeneas (Purcell)
Operamus
2011
The Fox
The Cunning Little Vixen (Janáček)
Birmingham Conservatoire
2011

Chorus

Chorus
Don Carlos (Verdi)
Grange Park Opera
2016
Chorus
Oliver! (Lionel Bart)
Grange Park Opera
2016
Chorus
Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart)
The Royal Academy of Music
2015
Chorus
Riders to the Sea (Vaughan-Williams)
British Youth Opera
2015
Chorus
Savitri (Holst)
British Youth Opera
2015

Oratorio/Concerts

Soprano Soloist
Nelson Mass (Haydn)
Chandos Choir
2016
Soprano Soloist
Requiem (Brahms)
South Holland Singers
2016
Soprano Solosit
Exsultate, jubilate (Mozart)
Lincolnshire Chamber Orchestra
2016
Soprano Soloist
Hear my prayer (Mendelssohn)
The Hogarth Singers
2015
Soprano Soloist
Chandos Anthem 8 (O Come, Let Us Sing) (Handel)
The Hogarth Singers
2015
Soprano Soloist
Magnificat (Pergolesi)
The Hogarth Singers
2015
Soprano Soloist
The Creation (Haydn)
Alyth Choral Society
2015
Soprano Soloist
Mass in A flat (Schubert)
Chandos Choir
2015
Soprano Soloist
Nelson Mass (Haydn)
The Malmesbury Singers
2015
Soprano Soloist
Mass In C (Mozart)
Hoylake Choral Society
2014
Soprano Soloist
Paukenmesse (Haydn)
Hoylake Choral Society
2014
Soprano Soloist
Requiem (John Rutter)
The Malmesbury Singers
2014
Soprano Soloist
The Creation (Haydn)
South Holland Singers
2014
Soprano Soloist
In terra pax (Finzi)
St. Pauls Church, Birmingham
2013
Soprano Soloist
Oratorio de Noël (Saint-Saëns)
St. Pauls Church, Birmingham
2013
Soprano Soloist
Requiem (Mozart)
Ruddington and District Choral Society
2013
Soprano Soloist
Rejoice in the Lamb (Britten)
Ruddington and District Choral Society
2013
Soprano Soloist
Mass In C (Mozart)
Market Harborough Choral Society
2012

Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert

Carrie-Ann Williams

Helena - Britten: Midsummer Nights Dream

Street Scene

Suor Angelica

Suor Angelica

Suor Angelica

Suor Angelica

The Cunning Little Vixen

Sir Elton John Scholarship - Royal Academy of Music (2015)

The Help Musician UK Postgraduate Award (2015)

Sir Elton John Scholarship - Royal Academy of Music (2014)

The Help Musician UK Postgraduate Award (2014)

St Clare Barfield Operatic Distinction Rose Bowl (2012)

The Johnson Rose Bowl (2011)

Birmingham Conservatoire entrance vocal scholarship (2009)

Competitions

The Ashleyan Opera Prize (2014)

The John Ireland Prize (2014)

The Stuart Cameron Smith American Song Prize (2014)

Mario Lanza Operatic Prize (2012)

MA
The Royal Academy of Music
2014–2016
BMus (Hons) - First Class
Birmingham Conservatoire
2009–2013

Soprano Carrie-Ann Williams, born in Cheshire, is currently in her second year of her postgraduate MA course at The Royal Academy of Music, where she was awarded The Sir Elton John scholarship. She is currently studying with Soprano Elizabeth Ritchie and Ingrid Surgenor, and will be continuing her studies on the Royal Academy Opera course in 2016. Carrie-Ann completed her BMus under an entrance scholarship at Birmingham Conservatoire in 2013, with First Class Honours degree in Vocal and Operatic Studies, where she studied with Soprano Rita Cullis.

Carrie-Ann has been involved in many productions on stage, performing the roles of; The Fox - Janácek: The Cunning Little Vixen (Birmingham Conservatoire), Anna Maurrant - Kurt Weills: Street Scene (Birmingham Conservatoire), Dido - Purcell: Dido and Aeneas (Birmingham Conservatoire), Suor Angelica - Puccini: Suor Angelica (Birmingham Conservatoire), 2nd Woman - Purcell: Dido and Aeneas (Operamus) and Savitri - Holst: Savitri (Cover production for British Youth Opera). This year, Carrie-Ann makes her debut at Grange Park Opera in the role of Tabaldo – Verdi: Don Carlo.

In scenes Carrie-Ann has had the opportunity to perform; Monica - Menotti: The Medium (Birmingham Conservatoire), Miss Jessel - Britten: Turn of the Screw (Birmingham Conservatoire), Female Chorus - Britten: Rape of Lucretia (Birmingham Conservatoire), Helena - Britten: A Midsummer Nights Dream (Birmingham Conservatoire), Lady Billows - Britten: Albert Herring (Birmingham Conservatoire), Despina - Mozart: Cosi fan Tutte (Royal Forest of Dean Orchestra), Susanna - Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (Royal Forest of Dean Orchestra), Countess - Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (BYO), Fiordiligi - Mozart: Cosi fan Tutte (WNO Youth Opera & BiteSize Opera), 1st Lady - Mozart: The Magic Flute (BiteSize Opera), Donna Anna - Mozart: Don Giovanni (BiteSize Opera), Arminda - Mozart: La finta giardiniera (BiteSize Opera), Flower Maiden - Wagner: Parsifal (RAM), Almirena - Handel: Rinaldo (RAM) and Mélisande - Dukas: Ariane et Barbe-bleue (RAM).

Carrie-Ann has also entered a number of competitions and has been awarded First place for The John Ireland Prize, The Ashleyan Opera Prize, The American Song Prize and The Mario Lanza Operatic Prize to which in the same year she also received the St Clare Barfield Operatic Distinction Rose Bowl award.

As a Soloist, Carrie-Ann has had several opportunities and has performed many recitals and oratorio works across the country, her oratorio work includes: Mozart: C Minor Mass, Mozart: Requiem, Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb, Finzi: In Terra Pax, Saint-Saëns: Oratorio de Noël, Rutter: Requiem, Haydn: Nelson Mass, Haydn: Creation and Haydn: Paukenmesse . She has also had the pleasure of being guest soloist for a number of groups around the Cheshire and Staffordshire area including Stokes Male Voice Choir, Biddulph Kingsfield Singers, Tideswell Choir and Biddulph Male Voice Choir, who invited her to perform with them for their 90th Anniversary concert in the Victoria Hall.

Carrie-Ann is generously supported by the Help Musicians UK Postgraduate Award, The Royal Academy of Music, Absolute Networks Solutions LTD, The Congleton Young Peoples Trust, The Congleton Mayor’s Charity, The Congleton Inclosure Trust, The Congleton Town Trust, The Winship Foundation, The Philip Bates Trust, The Mario Lanza Education Foundation and The Josephine Baker Trust.

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