Felicity Hammond was born and raised in Edinburgh. She completed a Bachelor of Music degree at London University before returning to Scotland to study singing with Patricia Macmahon at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. She now lives in London where she has taken up a place at the prestigious National Opera Studio.
She was the recent winner of Scottish Opera’s John Noble Award, and has been a prizewinner in the Kathleen Ferrier Awards and a silver medal-list of the Worshipful company of Musicians.
Last autumn Felicity performed Papagena in Mozart’s The Magic Flute with Scottish Opera, her debut role there. Her other roles have included Elvira in Don Giovanni for British Youth Opera, the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro, and Mimi in La Bohème.
Felicity is also in wide demand on the recital and oratorio platforms; she has recently performed Mozart’s Requiem in the Royal Albert Hall with Sir David Willcocks, Bach’s Magnificat with the Northern Sinfonia, Handel’s Messiah with Edinburgh Choral Union and Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate and concert arias with the BT Scottish Ensemble. She has given a recital of song for Scottish Opera, appeared as guest artist in the Scottish Gala Prom in Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall, and given song recitals at St. Martin in the Fields and St. John’s Smith Square. She has also broadcast for BBC Television, Classic FM and Radio Scotland. Forthcoming engagements will include Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro with Scottish Opera and Susanna with the Goldberg Ensemble and Camberwell Pocket Opera.