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Felicity Payen

Voice Type:

Soprano

Nationality:

British

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English

Agent:

David Bartleet
Call 07811280770

Opera

Rosaura
La Vedova Scaltra (Wolf-Ferrari)
Associated Studios
2017
Carolina
Il Matrimonio Segreto (Cimarosa)
Associated Studios
2017
Violetta
Brindisi (Verdi)
North Wales Opera Studio
2017
Countess Almaviva
Le Nozze Di Figaro (Mozart)
North Wales Opera Studio
2017
Zerlina
La Ci Darem La Mano (Mozart)
Whitney Court
2017
Clara
Summertime (Gershwin)
Whitney Court
2017
Blanche
Dialogue De Carmeltites (Poulenc)
Associated Studios
2017
Barbarina
Le Nozze Di Figaro (Mozart)
RNCM
2016
Elisa
Il Re Pastore (Mozart)
Associated Studios
2016
Echo
Ariadne Auf Naxos (Strauss, R)
Associated Studios
2016
Dinorah
Dinorah (Meyerbeer)
Associated Studios
2016
Gabriella
La Vie Parisienne (Offenbach)
RNCM
2014
Fiordiligi
Cosi Fan Tutte (Mozart)
RNCM
2013

Contemporary Opera

Agnes
Growing Castle (Malcom Williamson)
Associated Studios
2017

Musical Theatre

Christine Daae
Wishing you were somehow here again (Andrew Lloyd Webber)
Whitney Court
2017
Fantine
Dreamed a Dream (Claude-Michel Schönberg)
Whitney Court
2017
Christine Daae
All I ask of you (Andrew Lloyd Webber)
Whitney Court
2017
Lady of the lake
Spamalot (Eric Idle (Monty Python))
Whitney Court
2017

Chorus

1st Soprano - Chorus
Paradise Moscow (Shostakovich)
RNCM
2011
1st Soprano - Chorus
The drunkard (Gluck)
RNCM
2011
1st Soprano - Chorus
Orfeo ed Euridice (Gluck)
RNCM
2011

Oratorio/Concerts

Soloist
The Seasons (Haydn)
Rushmoore Choir and Orchestra
2016
Soloist
Morgen (Strauss)
Blackheath Halls
2011

Choral

Conductor
Various Repertoire (Various)
Manchester Museum
2014
1rst Soprano Solo
Sent From The Heart of The Earth (Trinity Students Arranged by Kerry Andrew)
Blackheath Halls
2011
Conductor/ Director
Mixed Repertoire for Children (Various)
Farlington School Horsham
2010

Various/Mixed

Musical Director
Various (Various)
Centre Stage Academy
2016
Director
Various Repertoire (Various)
Grayshott Junior Choir
2015

Discography

Recording Artist/ Composer
The Edge Of Hope (Felicity Payen/ Ian Post)
Regent Street Artists
2016
Recording Artist/ Composer
Meant To Be (Felicity Payen/ Ian Post)
Regent Street Artists
2015

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Competitions

Accademia del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (2018)

Alexander Young (2014)

Elizabeth Harwood (2014)

Elsie Thurston (2012)

Godalming Music Festival (2001)

1 Year Opera course ( Artists Diploma)
Associated Studios London
2016–2017
BMus Hons Performance
Royal Northern College of Music
2011–2015

Felicity has been singing since the age of two and started lessons at the age of seven at the Hindhead Music Centre. Whilst there, she was introduced to Tenor David Bartleet, who instilled her passion and talent for Classical singing and later for Operatic singing. Under David’s tuition she had master classes with Audrey Hyland and Anne Williams-King, a Welsh Soprano, both of whom recognised her potential and heavily encouraged her to take her studies further.

Felicity won scholarships to her senior school and sixth form and during this time she gained a place at Junior Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, where she developed her vocal technique under the skillfull guidance of Sarah Vivien. Sarah started her journey into becoming a Bel-Canto Soprano. She was a member of the Four Part Choir and the elite group ‘Vocal Consort’ under Mark Griffiths. She won an opportunity to perform a concerto with the Junior Trinity Symphony Orchestra and performed Strauss ‘Morgen’ at Black Heath Halls, London. She was also chosen to be the soloist for the premiere of a collaborative piece with Laban Dance School called 'Anniversary for the Festival of Britain'.

Directly following A-Levels Felicity gained a place at the Royal Northern College of Music to study under Mary Plazas as a Bel-Canto Soprano. During her first year of study she took part in the Elsie Thurston competition held at RNCM, and received some promising comments from the panel and gained one of the top marks for her end of year recital. She also attended master classes taken by Lynne Dawson, Louise Winters, Sir Willard White and Dame Felicity Lott, Emma Kirkby and Sir Thomas Allen. During her second year of study she was part of a full scale production of ‘Paradise Moscow’ by Shostakovich and was a member of the chorus in an Opera Gala held at RNCM featuring the Mezzo Soprano Louise Winters and Soprano Linda Richardson.

In her third year of study performances included two chamber operas ‘Orfeo ed Euridice' and ‘The Drunkard’ by Gluck directed by Stephan Janski and Roger Hamilton together with the role of Fiordilligi from Mozart’s ‘Cosi Fan Tutte’ as part of the RNCM Opera Excerpts. She gained a top first and individual recognition of her outstanding performance.

During her 4th year opera scene, she was the lead female role in the Operetta ‘La Vie Parisienne’ by Offenbach. She was also selected to have a private coaching session with Sir John Tomlinson, James Gilchrist and Caroline Dowdle.

Felicity was selected to act as Musical Assistant and Vocal Coach for the highly successful independant Opera Company - Haslemere Singing Studio, owned and run by international tenor Phil O'Brien and his wife national Mezzo-Soprano Amanada O'Brien. Felicity will be continuing to assist Phil for the annual events of HSS.

Felicity had the pleasure in October 2015 to observe and sing to Kathryn Harries the Director of the National Opera Studio in London, who was extremely impressed with her well established bel-canto technique, that she personally invited Felicity to visit the National Opera Studio and work with both herself, Kathryn Harries and other coaches at NOS.

Felicity won a place with the Dulwich Opera Company in January 2016 to perform the role of Barbarina in their Charity concert performance at Kings College Hospital.

Felicity's graduated with Hons in December 2015.

Felicity has since been performing regularly for various events and teaching individual singing lessons for a varied age range.

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