Nadine Livingston

Samling Artist Programme: 2008

Nadine Livingston studied at the Royal Northern College of Music where she gained a First Class BMus Honours and a Postgraduate Diploma, with Distinction. She now continues her studies with Barbara Robotham.

Her many prizes while at the RNCM include the Alexander Young Prize, the Joyce and Michael Kennedy Prize, three consecutive Eva Turner Awards, the Frederic Cox Award and the 2008 Clonter Opera Prize.

Nadine has been the recipient of a Countess of Munster Scholarship, Ian Fleming Scholarship, Sybill Tutton Award and a Caird Scholarship. She has sung in masterclasses with Sir Thomas Allen, Sir Willard White and Jane Eaglen and Dame Anne Evans. She is a Samling Artist, and was from 2009-2011 an Emerging Artist at Scottish Opera.

On the concert platform Nadine has sung Handel’s Messiah, Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem and Mozart’s Requiem. Other notable performances include Bach’s Christmas Oratorio in China with the Macao Orchestra, with the National Youth String Orchestra of Scotland as part of the Edinburgh Festival, Britten’s Les Illuminations with the Goldberg Ensemble, Schoenberg’s 2nd String Quartet with the Vertavo String Quartet, and Vaughan Williams’ Symphony No. 3 and Neilson’s Symphony No. 3 with the Hallé Orchestra and Sir Mark Elder (broadcast on BBC Radio 3).

Nadine’s operatic roles while at the RNCM included Polly in Kurt Weill’s The Threepenny Opera, Tatyana in Eugene Onegin, Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, and Rosaline in Die Fledermaus. In addition she has also performed selected scenes from the roles of Mimi La Bohème, Gretel Hansel and Gretel, Ilia Idomeneo and the Governess Turn of the Screw.

As an Emerging Artist at Scottish Opera Nadine has sung the title role in Janácek’s Katya Kabanova, Musetta La Bohème, Susanna Le nozze di Figaro and Gilda Rigoletto, as well as covering the role of Fiordiligi Così fan tutte.

Engagements this season and beyond include Anna in Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins with Scottish Opera and Company Chordelia, and Innocent The Minotaur, Lady in Waiting Gloriana and Wogline in Wagner’s Ring Cycle (conducted by Antonio Pappano) at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.