Born and raised in Leeds, Beth is a recent Young Artist for the Opéra National de Lyon, Les Azuriales Festival and a ENOA/Britten Pears Scholar having completed her studies at the National Opera Studio. Previously, Beth gained an Artist Diploma from the Royal College of Music’s International Opera School where she studied with Dinah Harris and a Masters (Distinction) from the Royal Academy of Music where she studied with Catherine Wyn Rogers.
On stage, Beth has performed the roles of Mercedes Carmen; Mother/Sandman Hansel and Gretel; Dorabella Così fan tutte; L’enfant L’enfant et les sortilèges; Laura Iolanta; Penelope Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria; 2nd Lady The Magic Flute; Ella In the locked room by Huw Watkins; Hermia A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Lapak/Woodpecker/Grasshopper The Cunning Little Vixen; Sally Thomas and Sally by Thomas Arne; Rosimonda Faramondo (London Handel Festival 2017); Maurya Riders to the Sea; Nancy Albert Herring; 3rd Boy Die Zauberflöte; Frau Viehmann/the Witch/Granny in the European premier of Canadian composer Dean Burry’s chamber opera The Brothers Grimm and Juno/Public Opinion Orpheus in the Underworld.
Beth has covered the roles of Mrs Olsen, Street Scene for Opera North, Woodpecker, The Cunning Little Vixen and 2nd Bridesmaid Le nozze di Figaro with Glyndebourne Festival Opera and Stewardess in Jonathan Dove’s Flight with Opera Holland Park.
Oratorio engagements include: Mendelssohn Elijah, Elgar The Music Makers, Verdi Requiem, Mozart Requiem, Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle, Dvořák Mass in D, Handel Messiah, Vivaldi Gloria and Haydn Stabat Mater.
Beth has participated in masterclasses with Sir Antonio Pappano, Pamela Bullock and Julia Faulkner with Britten Pears, Kristine Opolais at the Royal Opera House, Brigitte Fassbaender at the Wigmore Hall, Sir Thomas Allen, Ann Murray, David Poutney and Roger Vignoles. Along with her passion for classical and operatic singing, Beth has a strong love of both jazz and musical theatre. Having started as a jazz singer, Beth performed in numerous venues across Leeds including Leeds Town Hall. She has also been involved in several musicals taking the parts of Madame Thenardier in Les Miserables, Miss Sherman in Fame, Grace Farrell in Annie, Bet in Oliver! and creating the role of Medusa in contemporary musical Fleeced! by Matthew Pauley and James Golborn.
Beth has been generously supported by the Lionel Anthony Charitable Trust, John Lawrence Memorial Trust, Chris and Lorna Bown, Revd John Wates, Chris Ball and the late Commander and Mrs Vigrass.