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Wendy Silvester

Voice Type:

Contralto

Nationality:

British

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English

Opera

Erda
Das Rheingold (Wagner)
Tarnhelm Opera
2019
Marta
Iolanta (Tchaikovsky)
Rose Opera
2019
Filipyevna
Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky)
Serenata Singers
2018
Fidalma
Il matrimonio segreto (Cimarosa)
Handmade Opera
2018
Zita
Gianni Schicchi (Puccini)
RWCMD with WNO cond. Carlo Rizzi
2017
Isabella
L'italiana in Algeri (Rossini)
RWCMD with WNO cond. Carlo Rizzi
2017
The Sorceress
Dido and Aeneas (Purcell)
The National Trust, Dyffryn Gardens
2017
La Zia Principessa
Sister Angelica (Puccini)
Stanley Opera
2017
Olga Olsen
Street Scene (Kurt Weill)
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
2017
Zita
Gianni Schicchi (Puccini)
Hand Made Opera
2017
Ulrica
A Masked Ball (Verdi)
Stanley Opera
2017
Signora Guidotti
I due timidi (Nino Rota)
Hand Made Opera
2017
Zita
Gianni Schicci (Puccini)
Hand Made Opera
2016
Florence Pike
Albert Herring (Britten)
Harrow Opera
2016
Hänsel
Hänsel und Gretel (Humperdinck)
Secret Opera
2016
Orfeo
Orfeo ed Euridice (Gluck)
The New London Opera Players
2015
Maurya
Riders to the Sea (Vaughan-Williams)
City Lit Opera School
2015
Maman, La Libellule
L'enfant et les sortilèges (Ravel)
City Lit Opera School
2015
Lucia
The Theiving Magpie (Rossini)
Midland Opera
2015
La Zia Principessa
Suor Angelica (Puccini)
New London Opera Players
2015
Third Lady
Die Zauberflöte (Mozart)
City Lit Opera School
2015
Cornelia
Giulio Cesare (Handel)
City Lit Opera School
2014

Operetta/G&S

Katisha
The Mikado (Gilbert & Sullivan)
City Lit Opera School
2014

Chorus

Alto Chorus
Semele (Handel)
Mid Wales Opera
2017

Oratorio/Concerts

Soloist
Recital: 'A Mother's Love' (Various)
Corus Recital Room, RWCMD, Cardiff
2018
Alto Soloist
Messiah (Handel)
St. Mary's Maldon and Pegasus Baroque Orchestra
2018
Guest Soloist
Variety Concert (Various)
Newcastle University Music Society
2014
Guest Soloist
Christmas Concert (Various)
Chester Ladies Choir and The Stroke Association
2013

Other

Assistant Director
Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky)
Serenata Singers
2018
Director
Dido and Aeneas (Purcell)
The National Trust, Dyffryn Gardens
2017
Director
Sister Angelica (Puccini)
Stanley Opera
2017
Director
The Italian Job (Various)
Stanley Opera
2015

Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert

'Nel silenzio di quei raccoglimenti' from Suor Angelica - La Zia Principessa (Live)

'Over here! Follow me!' Madame de la Haltiere's aria from Cendrillon

Scene and Lullaby from The Consul - Mother

Florence

Hansel

Olga Olsen

Ulrica

Wendy Silvester - Headshot 2

MA Opera Performance
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
2016–2018
Advanced Opera (Short Course)
National Opera Studio
2015
City Lit Opera School
City Lit College, Covent Garden, London
2014–2015
Staged Opera Scenes
Jackdaws Musical Education Trust
2014
Vocal Studies
DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama (Dublin)
2013–2014
The Vocal Technician
Jackdaws Musical Education Trust
2013
Staged Opera Scenes
Jackdaws Musical Education Trust
2012

Contralto, Wendy Silvester is a freelance opera and classical singer based in Hinckley, Leicestershire.

​Recent opera engagements have included Zita Gianni Schicchi with Carlo Rizzi and the Welsh National Opera Orchestra, Ulrica Un ballo in maschera and La Zia Principessa Suor Angelica ​for Stanley Opera, Olga Olsen Street Scene for RWCMD, Filipyevna ​Eugene Onegin​ with the Serenata Singers, Cardiff, and Fidalma in Cimarosa's Il matrimonio segreto for Handmade Opera.

​On the concert platform Wendy has performed for MIND - the mental health charity, Newcastle University, and The Stroke Association.

​​Wendy graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama with an MA in Opera Performance.

She is also an active singing teacher, a fledgling opera director, and a Senior Writer for StageAgent.com.

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