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Kirsty Taylor-Stokes

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United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English, German, French

Royal Academy of Music

A graduate of The Royal Academy of music, Kirsty became the first masters student to ever be awarded a mark of 100% for a final recital with her portrayal of Strauss' Vier Letzte Lieder. She is also the recipient The Marjorie and Dorothy Whyte Memorial Prize "for a recent graduate with outstanding potential as a soloist".
In 2011 Kirsty joined the chorus of Glyndebourne opera and in 2012 she made her professional operatic debut singing the role of Cockerel in Janáček's Cunning Little Vixen with Glyndebourne Opera, under the baton of Vladimir Jurowski. Kirsty continued her relationship with Glyndebourne, covering the first nymph in Rusalka for Glyndebourne on Tour in 2012 and covering the role of Female Chorus in Britten's Rape of Lucretia in 2013. 2014 saw her make her role debut as Violetta for Opera South's production of La Traviata.

Roles include
Mimi (cover) La Bohème Grange Park Opera 2015
Violetta La Traviata Opera South 2014
Female Chorus (cover) Rape of Lucretia Glyndebourne on Tour 2013
1st Nymph Rusalka Glyndebourne on Tour 2012
Cockerel Cunning Little Vixen Glyndebourne Opera 2012
La Chouette L'Enfant et les sortileges Glyndebourne Opera 2012
Mimi La Bohème (scenes) Glyndebourne Education 2011
Donna Anna Don Giovanni (scenes) Royal Academy Opera 2011
Adina (cover) Elixir of Love Bearwood Opera 2009

Concert & Oratorio work includes

Vier Letzte Lieder - Strauss
Brahms Requiem
Verdi Requiem
Händel's Messiah
Mozart Requiem
A Child of Our Time (Mother)


Dip Ram Royal Academy of Music 2013
MA in Opera Royal Academy of Music 2013
BMus(Hons) Birmingham Conservatoire 2005

Other experience

Kirsty has appeared in many masterclasses including those with; Susan Bullock, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Robin Stapleton and Robin Bowman.
She has also studies all fields of dance including Jazz, Tap, National and Ballet (including pointe work) from an early age until 20, completing her final year of classes with Birmingham City Ballet.

Kirsty currently studies with Nelly Miricioiu, and previously studied with Anne Howells.

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