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Felicity Turner

Voice Type:

Mezzo-Soprano

Nationality:

British

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English

Opera

Third Boy
Die Zauberflöte (in English) (Mozart)
Mid Wales Opera (Tour)
2017
La Badessa
Suor Angelica (Puccini)
Guildhall School of Music & Drama
2016
Grandmere
La Vida Breve (De Falla)
Guildhall School of Music & Drama
2016
Fidalma
Il matrimonio segreto (Cimarosa)
Guildhall School of Music & Drama
2016
Third Lady
Die Zauberflöte (Mozart)
Guildhall School of Music & Drama
2016
Ottavia
L'incoronazione di Poppea (Monteverdi)
Guildhall School of Music & Drama
2016
Cenerentola
La Cenerentola (Rossini)
AIMS Summer School
2015
Diana
La Calisto (Cavalli)
Hampstead Garden Opera, Gatehouse Theatre
2014
Cherubino
The Marriage of Figaro (Mozart)
Hampstead Garden Opera, Gatehouse Theatre
2013
Third Boy
Die Zauberflöte (in English) (Mozart)
Opera Project, Tobacco Factory Bristol
2013

Contemporary Opera

Golden-Tressed Maiden
The Hogboon (Maxwell-Davies)
Sir Simon Rattle, LSO, GSMD, Barbican Hall
2016
Narrator
Clive and Other Stories (Various)
Gestalt Arts, Peckham Asylum
2014

Art Song

Mezzo-soprano soloist
Spanisches Liederspiel, Austerity Songs (Schumann, William Marsey)
SongSpiel, St James's Piccadilly London
2017
Mezzo-soprano soloist
Liebeslieder Waltzes, Other Love Songs (Brahms, Stephen Hough)
The Prince Consort + GSMD, Wigmore Hall
2016
Mezzo soprano
Mignon's songs from Goethe's 'Wilhelm Meister' (Wolf, Schumann)
Oxford Lieder Mastercourse, Holywell Room Oxford
2016
Soloist - Various Roles
Drums and Guns (Various)
Iain Burnside + GSMD, RIAM Dublin, Juilliard NYC
2016

Chorus

Chorus alto
Boris Godunov (Mussorgsky)
Philharmonia Orchestra/Voices, Royal Festival Hall
2015
Chorus alto + Troll Maiden
Peer Gynt (Grieg)
Philharmonia Orchestra/Voices, Royal Festival Hall
2015
Chorus alto
Così fan tutte (Mozart)
Oxford Philomusica & Echoris Ensemble
2015
Chorus alto
L'enfant et les sortilèges (Ravel)
Philharmonia Orchestra/Voices, Royal Festival Hall
2015

Oratorio/Concerts

Soprano II/Alto Soloist
Magnificat in D Major (J S Bach)
Streatham Choral Society
2016
Mezzo-soprano soloist
Membra Jesu Nostri (Buxtehude)
Musica Poetica, London
2016
Mezzo-soprano soloist
Dixit Dominus (Handel)
Voces8 & The Sesino Players, London
2016
Mezzo-soprano soloist
Requiem (Duruflé)
Ealing Choral Society
2016
Mezzo-soprano soloist
Mass In C Minor (Mozart)
St Davids Cathedral Festival, Wales
2016
Mezzo-soprano soloist
Christmas Oratorio (J S Bach)
Kristiansand Domkor, Norway
2016
Mezzo-soprano soloist
Christmas Oratorio (J S Bach)
Kington Choral Society
2016
Mezzo-soprano soloist
Requiem (Mozart)
Vannes Cathedral, France
2015
Mezzo-soprano soloist
Feel the Spirit (John Rutter)
Bookham Choral Society
2015
Soprano II Soloist
Mass in B Minor (J S Bach)
Romsey Choral Society, Romsey Abbey
2015
Soprano II/Alto Soloist
Gloria (Antonio Vivaldi)
Winchester City Festival Chorus
2015
Mezzo-soprano soloist
Messiah (Handel)
London Festival Orchestra & Chorus
2015
Mezzo-soprano soloist
St John Passion (J S Bach)
St Mary's Singers, Truro Cathedral
2015
Mezzo-soprano soloist
Harmoniemesse (Haydn)
Southbank Sinfonia, Cadogan Hall
2013
Mezzo-soprano soloist
Requiem (Mozart)
Brandenburg Ensemble, St Martin-in-the-Fields
2013

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Guildhall School Scholarship (2017)

Worshipful Company of Leathersellers Scholarship (2017)

Guildhall School Scholarship (2016)

Kathleen Trust Scholarship (2016)

Peter Nutting Trust Scholarship (2016)

Radford Charitable Trust Cornwall Scholarship (2016)

Worshipful Company of Builders' Merchants Scholarship (2016)

"Felicity Turner as the Narrator gave an excellent physical performance on top of her distinctive and strong voice" Everything Theatre (2014)

"the otherworldly narrator, Felicity Turner, electrified the hall with her opulent mezzo-soprano" Exeunt Magazine (2014)

"Felicity Turner’s angelic voice as the cross-dressed Cherubino gave the opera sparkle" Fringe Opera (2013)

"for sheer pleasure, the folksy solo 'My Love is Mine' as sung with beguiling simplicity by Felicity Turner takes some beating" Gramophone Magazine (2012)

Guildhall Artist Masters - Vocal Performance
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
2015–2017
Opera School
Morley College
2012–2013
Genesis Sixteen Choral Training Scheme
The Sixteen & Genesis Foundation
2011–2012
Music and Drama BA (Hons)
Royal Holloway, University of London
2008–2011

Felicity Turner graduated with First Class Honours in Music and Drama from Royal Holloway, University of London where she was also a choral scholar. She currently studies as a postgraduate with Theresa Goble at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

As a soloist, Felicity has appeared at venues such as St John’s Smith Square, St Martin-in-the-Fields, and Cadogan Hall, London. Concert repertoire includes Handel’s Messiah and Dixit Dominus, Bach’s St John Passion, Christmas Oratorio, Magnificat and B minor Mass, Haydn’s Nelson Mass and Harmoniemesse, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Mozart’s C minor Mass and Requiem, Durué’s Requiem, and Rutter’s Feel the Spirit.  

Most recently Felicity enjoyed performing as a Golden-Tressed Maiden in Maxwell-Davies’ final opera The Hogboon with the LSO under Sir Simon Rattle. Other operatic roles include Diana La Calisto (Hampstead Garden Opera), Cherubino The Marriage of Figaro (Matchbox Opera, HGO), Third Boy Die Zauberflöte (Opera Project), Ottavia L’incoronazione di Poppea, Fidalma Il Matrimonio Segreto, Third Lady Die Zauberflöte, La Badessa Suor Angelica (GSMD), Ursule Beatrice et Benedict, and Annio La Clemenza di Tito (Morley Opera).

In 2016 Felicity made her Wigmore Hall debut in collaboration with The Prince Consort. She also toured London, Dublin, and New York in Drums & Guns, a song-in-theatre production devised and directed by Iain Burnside. She performs regularly in recital with Song in the City, London, and her solo recording of Jonathan Dove’s My Love is Mine (Naxos 2012) was described by Gramophone Magazine as ‘beguiling’ and ‘a sheer pleasure’.

Felicity has also enjoyed performing as a consort singer with Tenebrae, The Choir of the Englightenment, Polyphony, Philharmonia Voices, The Choir of the Chapels Royal HM Tower of London, and The King’s Consort.

For information please visit www.felicityturner.com.

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