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Flora Macdonald

Voice Type:

Mezzo-Soprano

Nationality:

British

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English, German

Opera

Giulia
The Gondoliers (Gilbert and Sullivan)
Scottish Opera
2020
Chorus
Nixon in China (Adams)
Scottish Opera
2020
Chorus
The Bartered Bride and Fantasio (Smetana and Offenbach)
Garsington Opera Alvarez Young Artist
2019
Chorus
La traviata and Cosi fan tutte (Verdi and Mozart)
Opera Holland Park
2018
Cherubino
Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart)
Magnetic Opera
2017
Fanny Price
Mansfield Park (Jonathan Dove)
Waterperry Opera Festival
2018
Stewardess
Flight (Jonathan Dove)
Royal Academy Opera
2018
Flora
The Enchanted Pig (Jonathan Dove)
Hampstead Garden Opera
2017
Cherubino
Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart)
Magnetic Opera
2017
Dido
Dido and Aeneas (Purcell)
Wigmore Hall
2017
Sorceress
Dido and Aeneas (Purcell)
Grange Festival
2016
Sarcastic Halli
For the Love of Thorstein Shiver (Alex Paxton)
Helios Collective
2016
Wu
Kommilitonen! (Sir Peter Maxwell Davies)
Welsh National Youth Opera
2016

Chorus


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"Fanny Price (played here with memorable intensity and grace by mezzo Flora Macdonald, carefully allowing her character to grow in presence through the story)." Charlotte Valori (Bachtrack) (2018)

"There were ten named-part singers, all finely attuned to the musical and dramatic world of the piece, with standout performances from Flora Macdonald as Fanny Price and Milo Harries as Edmund Bertram." Roger Neill (Opera Magazine) (2018)

MA
Royal Academy of Music
2016–2018
BMus
Cardiff University
2011–2014

Mezzo-soprano Flora Macdonald’s roles include Fanny Price in Dove’s Mansfield Park (Waterperry Opera Festival), Stewardess in Dove’s Flight (Royal Academy Opera), Sorceress in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas under Michael Chance (Grange Festival), Flora in Dove’s The Enchanted Pig (Hampstead Garden Opera), Wu in Maxwell Davies’ Kommilitonen! directed by Polly Graham (Welsh National Youth Opera) and Sarcastic Halli in Alex Paxton’s new opera For the Love of Thorstein Shiver (Helios Collective).

She has previously performed with Garsington Opera as an Alvarez Young Artist, Scottish Opera, Opera Holland Park and Spitalfields Music Festival.

Appearing regularly as a recitalist and oratorio soloist, Flora has performed in venues such as the Wigmore Hall, the Holywell Music Room, St John’s Smith Square and St Martin-in-the-Fields. Her passion for contemporary music, cultivated working with Robert Fokkens, has led her to work on new music with Errollyn Wallen, Judith Weir, Jonathan Dove, David Pountney, Howard Skempton, Kerry Andrew and Sarah Dacey. 

Flora graduated from the Royal Academy of Music with Distinction in her Masters and a DipRAM for an outstanding final recital. While there, she won the 2017 Isabel Jay Prize and studied with Alex Ashworth, Audrey Hyland and Matthew Fletcher. 

Flora is currently working with Ella Marchment's new company #OperaHarmony on a digital project to be streamed on OperaVision. She looks forward to returning to Scottish Opera to cover the role of Giulia in their postponed tour of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Gondoliers.

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