Olivia, Cardiff born, is a graduate of the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and studies under Beatrice Unsworth and Michael Pollock. Olivia runs educational outreach workshops with the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales and Arts Active; most notably introducing children to Opera as part of BBC Cardiff Singer of the World. Olivia also enjoys performing within the community for a wider audience with internationally renown Live Music Now.
Operatic experiences have included the roles of ‘Narrator’ in the first staged production of Dirty Beasts (Irvine), which toured primary schools in South Wales, ‘Miss Prism’ in The Importance of being Earnest (Barry) for Contemporary Opera Scenes with Music Theatre Wales and ‘Nancy’ in the RWCMD production of Albert Herring (Britten). Currently Olivia sings with the BBC National Chorus of Wales and during her time with them has performed various step-out solos including singing alongside Rebecca Evans, Elin Manahan Thomas and Toby Spence as a soloist in a recording of Arthur Sullivan's 'The Beauty Stone'. Last year, Olivia was thrilled to perform in the first ever UK tour of the Dr. Who ‘Symphonic Spectacular’.
Solo performances have included Monteverdi ‘Vespers’ with Llandaff Cathedral Choral Society, where she sang alongside Catherine Bott, Mendelssohn ‘Elijah’ in St Johns, Smith Square during a Three Choirs Festival Awareness concert, ‘Messiah’, Vivaldi ‘Gloria’, Brahms ‘Alto Rhapsody’, Durufle ‘Requiem’ and Rossini ‘Petite Messe Solenelle’. Last Summer Olivia was invited to perform in the opening concert of the Welsh Proms with the Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra and most recently was privileged to perform Elgar ‘Sea Pictures’ with Watford Philharmonic Orchestra.
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