Fiona Duncan

Samling Artist Programme: 2000

Fiona graduated from the RSAMD with a M.MUS (Advanced Opera) after completing a DRSAMD (Performance) as an undergraduate.

Her operatic roles include Lauretta La Duenna, Donna Elvira Don Giovanni, Micaela Carmen, Lady Fulvia La Pietra Del Paragone and the Governess The Turn of the Screw. Also Alice Ford Falstaff, Marzelline Fidelio, Female Chorus The Rape of Lucretia, Illia Idomeneo, Fiordiligi Così fan tutte, Rosalinde Die Fledermaus and Manon Manon in scenes.

She has performed in many venues in Britain and abroad in recitals and oratorios. These include The New Years’ Day celebration concert with the RSNO in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall under David Charles Abell and a concert performance of R Strauss’ Elektra, also for RSNO, as a Handmaiden under Walter Weller, with Alessandra Marc in the title role, which was broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

Fiona has also toured Spain performing R Strauss’ Vier Letze Lieder and Mahler’s Fourth Symphony of which a CD was made.

She has performed in masterclasses with many distinguished artists such as Elly Ameling, Diane Forlano, Anne Grapotte, Benjamin Luxon, Roger Vignoles, Sir Thomas Allen and the King’s Consort.

Awards have included scholarships from the John Leishman Trust, an Incorporation of Weavers’ Award, the Cross Trust and the Robertson Scholarship Trust. She was also a semi-finalist in the 2000 John Noble competition (Scottish Opera) and a finalist in the National Mozart Competition (1995).