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Photo: © Speranza Photography 2018

Hope Lavelle

Voice Type:

Soprano

Nationality:

British

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English

Opera

Galatea
Acis and Galatea (Handel)
Hurn Court Opera
2018
Female Chorus
The Rape of Lucretia (Benjamin Britten)
Trinity Laban Opera
2018
Fiordiligi
Cosi fan tutte (W.A. Mozart)
Royal Academy of Music
2018
Wife of Chao/Soprano Actor
A Night At The Chinese Opera (Judith Weir)
Trinity Laban
2017
Despina
Cosi fan tutte (W.A.Mozart)
Opéra de Bagué
2015

Chorus

Chorus
Acis and Galatea (Handel)
Hurn Court Opera
2018
Chorus
Cosi fan tutte (W.A.Mozart)
Opéra de Baugé
2015
Chorus
The Bear (Walton)
Opéra de Baugé
2015

Oratorio/Concerts

Soprano Soloist
Gloria (Paul Carr)
English Arts Chorale
2018
Soloist
Requiem (Fauré)
Corsley Festival
2017
Soloist
Requiem in D Minor (W.A. Mozart)
Corsley Festival Choir
2017
1st soprano Chorus
Gloria (Antonio Vivaldi)
Blackheath Halls, Trinity Laban
2015
Soloist
Gloria (Antonio Vivaldi)
Hacheston Church, Suffolk
2011
1st soprano Chorus
A Child Of Our Time (Tippett)
Bridgewater Hall, Royal Northern College of Music
2014

Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert

© Speranza Photography 2018

© Speranza Photography 2018

© Speranza Photography 2018

© Speranza Photography 2018

© Speranza Photography 2018

© Speranza Photography 2018

© Speranza Photography 2018

The Parepa-Rosa Prize (Awarded by the Royal Academy of Music) (2018)

Gil Rodriguez Scholarship (Opéra de Baugé) (2015)

Competitions

The Lillian Ash French Song Competition (awarded by Roger Vignoles for Trinity Laban) (2018)

2nd Prize - The Courtney Kenny Award (The Association of English Singers and Speakers) (2017)

"There was a real feeling for the poetry, the diction was commendably clear, and the well judged choices of vocal colour supported varied textures in the piano. They brought out both the humour and the humanity." - Roger Vignoles, The Lillian Ash French Song Competition, 2018 (2018)

"Hope had put together a very imaginative and thought-provoking programme and she performed it with commitment and artistry." "What potential this young lady possesses!" - Judges' Feedback, The AESS Courtney Kenny Award, 2017 (2017)

Master of Arts (MA)
Royal Academy of Music
2018–2020
BMus(Hons) Performance (First Class Honours)
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
2015–2018
Cert.HE
Royal Northern College of Music
2013–2014

Hope is a London-based Soprano, raised between the picturesque Constable Country of Suffolk and rolling desert scenery of Phoenix, Arizona. She is lauded for her rich, shimmering tones, her sensitivity as an artist and her sophisticated recital programming.

She began singing at the early age of eight and frequently participated in local concerts and festivals of Music and Drama. She was also a member of the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain. It was during her school years that she developed an interest in Theatre; exploring aspects of and performing in both acting and directing roles in Contemporary Theatre and Shakespeare productions. Her time spent in Arizona nurtured an innate love of American Repertoire, both of which have followed her into her career.

From the ages of eight to seventeen, she was taught singing by Julia Parrott before studying with Anthea Parashchak when she was eighteen. In 2018, Hope obtained a First Class Honours Bachelor's Degree from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, where she studied with Teresa Cahill, Lynton Atkinson and Alistair Young.

Hope is currently studying for her Master of Arts (MA) at the Royal Academy of Music, where she is the recipient of the Parepa-Rosa Prize and studies under the tutelage of Richard Berkeley-Steele. She recently performed the role of Fiordiligi in Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte” as part of the Royal Academy’s Autumn Opera Scenes.

During her time at Trinity Laban, Hope partook in Masterclasses with Rita Susovsky and Gidon Saks, and performed in both a Concert and Masterclass with David Gowland and the Royal Opera House Jette Parker Young Artists. She was also the winner of the 2018 Lillian Ash French Song Competition, awarded by Roger Vignoles, and was announced as a finalist in the 2018 Elizabeth Schumann Lieder Competition, both with collaborative pianist Claire Habbershaw. Hope and Claire were delighted to partake in celebrations for the launch of Trinity Laban's "Venus Blazing", a celebration of female composers, by recording 'Anne Boleyn' from Libby Larsen's Song Cycle: 'Try Me, Good King” for the Venus Blazing website and media following. She also performed the role of “Female Chorus” in Benjamin Britten’s “The Rape of Lucretia” for Trinity Laban Opera.

Other credits include: Cover Despina/Chorus in “Cosi fan tutte” for Opéra de Baugé, where she was also a recipient of the Gil Rodriguez Scholarship for outstanding contribution to the 2015 Operatic Season, Cover Galatea/Chorus in “Acis and Galatea” for Hurn Court Opera, Laurie in “The Tender Land” and Wife of Chao/Soprano Actor in “A Night At The Chinese Opera”, both as part of Trinity Laban’s Opera Scenes.

As a soloist, Hope has sung Mozart's and Fauré's "Requiem"s, both with the Corsley Festival Orchestra, as well as Vivaldi's "Gloria," and recently performed the soprano solo at the world premiere of Paul Carr's "Gloria" with the English Arts Chorale.

Away from the Operatic stage, Hope is a keen recitalist, having been awarded Second Prize at the final of the 2017 Courtney Kenny Award, given by the Association of English Singers and Speakers, and receiving glowing feedback from the Judges. She frequently gives themed recitals that specialise in narratives and storytelling, often including elements of poetry and spoken word, that combine to create a moving and powerful experience for her audiences.

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