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Thalie Knights

Voice Type:

Mezzo-Soprano

Nationality:

British, French

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English, German, French

Agent:

Owen White Management
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Opera

Hansel
Hansel und Gretel (Humperdinck)
Trinity Orchestra
2019
Hansel
Hansel and Gretel (Humperdinck)
Lambeth Orchestra
2019
Agrippina
Agrippina (Handel)
Dartington Arts
2019
1st Alto Chorus
Der Fliegende Hollander (Wagner)
Longborough Festival Opera
2018
Piacere
Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno (Handel)
Festival du Perigord Noir, France
2018
Prue
The Dancing Master (Malcolm Arnold)
The Malcolm Arnold Festival
2018
Mallika
Lakmé (Delibes)
Guildford Opera
2017
Third Lady
The Magic Flute (Mozart)
St John's Opera
2017
Second Lady
The Magic Flute (in English) (Mozart)
Hampstead Garden Opera
2016
Phèdre
Hippolyte et Aricie (Rameau)
Linden Baroque
2016
Armide
Armide (Lully)
Woodhouse Opera
2016
Frédéric
Mignon (Ambroise Thomas)
New Sussex Opera
2015
Bradamante
Alcina (Handel)
Opera Works, English National Opera
2015
Cornelia
Giulio Cesare (Handel)
Opera Works, English National Opera
2015
Medoro
Orlando (Handel)
Opera Works, English National Opera
2015
Mrs Kneebone
A Dinner Engagement (Lennox Berkeley)
Bute Park Opera
2014
Dog
The Cunning Little Vixen (Janáček)
AIMS
2014
Ursule
Béatrice et Bénédict (Berlioz)
RWCMD
2014
Madame de la Haltière
Cendrillon (Massenet)
RWCMD
2014
Maman
L’enfant et les Sortilèges (Ravel)
Bute Park Opera
2013
Annio
La clemenza di Tito (Mozart)
RWCMD
2013
Meg Page
The Merry Wives of Windsor (Nicolai)
RWCMD
2013
Sorceress
Dido and Aeneas (Purcell)
New Sussex Opera
2012
Andreloun
Mireille (Gounod)
New Sussex Opera
2011

Chorus

1st Alto Chorus
Fidelio (Beethoven)
Longborough Festival Opera
2017
1st Alto Chorus
Orfeo ed Eurydice (Gluck)
Longborough Festival Opera
2017
Chorus
Hugh the Drover (Vaughan-Williams)
New Susses Opera
2010
Chorus
Die Rhiennixen (Offenbach)
New Sussex Opera
2009
Chorus
The Poisoned Kiss (Vaughan Williams)
New Sussex Opera
2008

Oratorio/Concerts

Alto Soloist
Elijah (Mendelssohn)
Eye Bach Choir
2019
Soloist
Shéhérazade (Ravel)
Sheffield Youth Orchestra
2019
Alto Solo
Nelson Mass (Haydn)
Fleet Choral Society
2019
Alto Soloist
Requiem (Mozart)
University of Surrey Chorus and Orchestra
2019
Alto Soloist
Dixit Dominus (Handel)
Abingdon Choral Society & Orchestra
2019
Alto Soloist
Messiah (Handel)
East Sussex Bach Choir
2018
Alto Soloist
Nelson Mass (Haydn)
Folkestone Choral Society
2018
Alto Soloist.
Requiem (Mozart)
Fleet Choral Society
2018
Alto Soloist
Messiah (Handel)
The Suffolk Ensemble
2018
Alto Soloist
Gloria (Antonio Vivaldi)
Fleet Choral Society
2017
Alto Soloist
Te Deum (Bruckner)
St John of Jerusalem Festival Chorus
2017
Alto solo
Requiem (Mozart)
Eastbourne Choral Society
2017
Alto Soloist
Nelson Mass (Haydn)
Eastbourne Choral Society
2017
Alto Soloist
Mass in D (Dvorak)
Harpenden Choral Society
2017
Alto Soloist
Gloria (Antonio Vivaldi)
Fleet Choral Society
2017
Alto soloist
Gloria (Antonio Vivaldi)
Eye Bach Choir
2017
Alto Soloist
Te Deum (Bruckner)
St John of Jerusalem Festival Chorus
2017
Alto soloist
Bach Magnificat (Bach)
Fleet Choral Society
2016
Micah
Samson (Handel)
East Sussex Bach Choir
2015
Alto soloist
Messiah (Handel)
Sussex Festival Choir
2014
Alto soloist
Christmas Oratorio (Saint-Saëns)
Kent Sinfonia
2013
Alto Soloist
The Phoenix Cantata (Helen Glavin)
Lewes
2012

Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert

I bought this suitcase in New York (Minskwoman) - Flight, Dove - Thalie Knights

La giustizia - G.Cesare - Thalie Knights

Frédéric

Gerard Collett Photography

Handel's 'Messiah', Snape Maltings

Medoro

Mrs Kneebone (A Dinner Engagement, 2014)

Recital (2014)

1st Prize Oratorio Class, Croydon Music Festival (2010)

"...Knights' impressive control and poise, which brought all the passion and drama of any Italian opera" Elinor Bishop, Early Music Today (Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno, 2018) (2018)

"Mezzo Thalie Knights brought a dramatic edge to the Gloria, and beautifully led off an exquisite Agnus Dei." Eastbourne Herald (2017)

‘’Thalie Knights made a strong, passionate Armide. Tall and distinguished, she had a commanding stage presence making Armide's sense of power quite believable. Knights gripped us from beginning to end.’’ - Robert Hughill, Planet Hugill (Armide) (2016)

''...Thalie Knights in the travesty role of the alternative male love interest Frédéric, made good impression.'' Hugh Canning, Opera (Mignon) (2015)

Bach Cantatas
Britten-Pears YAP
2016
Opera Works
English National Opera
2014–2015
Postgraduate Music Diploma
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
2012–2014

French bi-lingual Thalie trained with English National Opera on their distinguished Opera Works programme (2014/15) and was a 2016 Britten-Pears Young Artist where she performed Bach Cantatas under the guidance of tenor Mark Padmore. A finalist of the 2017 London Song Festival Lieder competition, Thalie was personally selected by Malcolm Martineau to take part in his residential masterclass series in Crear, Scotland, in January 2018. She is an alumna of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

2018/19 will see Thalie sing the role of Piacere IL TRIONFO DEL TEMPO E DEL DISINGANNO (Le Festival de musique du Périgord Noir), Prue THE DANCING MASTER (The Malcolm Arnold Festival), chorus for Longborough Festival Opera in their production of Wagner's DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER and a concert performance of Hänsel HÄNSEL UND GRETEL.

With ENO she studied Bradamante ALCINA, Cornelia GIULIO CESARE and subsequently sang Medoro ORLANDO in the final performance - Landscape - at the Bloomsbury Theatre, London. Operatic roles include Mallika LAKMÉ (Guildford Opera), ARMIDE (Woodhouse Opera), Phèdre, cover, HIPPOLYTE ET ARICIE (Linden Baroque), Second Lady THE MAGIC FLUTE (Hampstead Garden Opera), Third Lady THE MAGIC FLUTE (St John's Opera) , Frédéric MIGNON (New Sussex Opera), Mrs Kneebone A DINNER ENGAGEMENT (Bute Park Opera), Maman L’ENFANT ET LES SORTILÈGES (Bute Park Opera), Dog CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN, Sorceress DIDO AND AENEAS, Andreloun MIREILLE, and chorus in THE POISONED KISS, HUGH THE DROVER andDIE RHEINNIXEN (New Sussex Opera). For Longborough Festival Opera, Thalie has sung Chorus for their productions of Beethoven's FIDELIO and Gluck's ORFEO ED EURYDICE.

RWCMD roles in scenes have included Annio LA CLEMENZA DI TITO, Ursule BÉATRICE ET BÉNÉDICT, Madame de la Haltière CENDRILLON and Meg THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR.

A frequent performer of Oratorio, roles consist of Micah SAMSON, Alto soloist in Handel’s MESSIAH, Pergolesi’s STABAT MATER, Saint-Saens’ CHRISTMAS ORATORIO, Bach's MAGNIFICAT, Haydn's NELSON MASS, Bruckner TE DEUM, Vivaldi's GLORIA and Mozart's REQUIEM. She has performed as a concert artist at The Royal Albert Hall, St John Smith Square, The Royal Courts of Justice, Cadogan Hall and the beautiful 12th Century Cathedral of Saint Amand-de-Coly in France.

Thalie has performed in masterclasses under Malcolm Martineau, Christian Curnyn, Ann Murray, Christophe Rousset, Della Jones, Philip Lloyd-Evans, James Bowman, John Shirely-Quirk and Sophie Daneman.

Other solo performances include winning the Oratorio class at the Croydon Music Festival in 2010.

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