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Rosie Rowell

Voice Type:

Soprano

Nationality:

British

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English, French

Opera

Sister Rose
Dead Man Walking (Heggie)
Welsh National Opera
2019
Miss Wordsworth
Albert Herring (Britten)
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
2019
Governess
The Turn of the Screw (Britten)
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
2018
Susanna
Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart)
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
2018
Marzelline
Fidelio (Beethoven)
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
2018
Magda Sorel
The Consul (Menotti)
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
2018
Caroline
Il matrimonio segreto (Cimerosa)
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
2018
Despina
Cosi fan tutte (Mozart)
Welsh National Opera Gala
2018
Fiordiligi
Cosi fan tutte (Mozart)
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
2018
Ginevra
Ariodante (Handel)
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
2018
Nora
Riders to the Sea (R. Vaughan Williams)
Crescent Theatre, Birmingham
2016
Papagena
Die Zauberflöte (Mozart)
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
2015
Atalanta
Xerxes (Handel)
Hampstead Garden Opera
2015

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Rosie Rowell

Elias singing prize for soprano (2018)

'...some very good acting notably from Chris Webb (Elviro/Ariodantes) and Rosie Rowell (Atalanta).' (Bachtrack) (2015)

'Rosie Rowell has an elegant and quite a powerful voice and she portrayed the jealous sister brilliantly and was expressive in the recitatives too.' (Bachtrack) (2015)

MA Advanced Opera Performance
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
2018–2020
PGDip Vocal Performance
Birmingham Conservatoire
2015–2017

Rosie Rowell is a soprano from London currently studying on the MA Advanced Opera Performance course with the David Seligman Opera School at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, taught by Elizabeth Atherton. She completed a Postgraduate Diploma at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in 2017, taught by Catherine Benson.

Rosie is the 2018 winner of the Elias Singing Prize for Soprano and a finalist in the Dorothy Davies Ingram Award and the Eileen Price Prize for Lieder Singing. She was a 2017 finalist in the Mario Lanza Opera Competition and 2016 Ashleyan Opera Competition. She is a current bursary holder with the BBC National Chorus of Wales and recently performed 'Jiang Tcheng Tse' by Qigang Chen for the Vale of Glamorgan Festival at BBC Hoddinott Hall.

Her recent performance in RWCMD Opera Scenes included Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), Marzelline (Fidelio), Magda Sorel (The Consul), Carolina (Il matrimonio segreto) and Governess (Turn of the Screw). At the 2018 WNO Opera Gala, she performed Despina in scenes from Cosi fan tutte.

Rosie graduated from Durham University with a BA Hons in English Literature. While studying in Durham, she was taught by Miranda Wright and performed at The Assembly Rooms and Durham Castle with Durham Opera Ensemble. With Samling Academy she was given the opportunity to study at Sage Gateshead with Caroline Dowdle, Pat MacMahon and Paul Farrington. In London, Rosie studied privately with Yvette Bonner and with Anthony Roden at Morley College on the Opera Arias course. In 2016, she took part in the British Youth Opera’s Easter workshops, working on Despina in the Act 2 finale of Cosi Fan Tutte with Stuart Barker and Liz Rowe. Rosie also participated as an Easter Scholar at the St Endellion Festival in 2013.

Past performances include Nora (Riders to the Sea) at The Crescent Theatre, Birmingham, Atalanta (Xerxes) with Hampstead Garden Opera, directed by Richard Hetherington, Adele (Die Fledermaus) and Emmie (Albert Herring), both with Durham Opera Ensemble. In scenes, she has also performed Fiordiligi (Cost fan tutte) and Ginevra (Ariodante) at RWCMD and Papagena (Die Zauberflöte) at RBC.

Rosie is the recipient of a Jenkins Phillips scholarship and Leverhulme Trust scholarship. She is further supported by the Mario Lanza Educational Trust, Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust, Sir James Caird Travelling Scholarships Trust and The South Square Trust.

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