Lauded for her ‘strong presence both dramatically and musically’ (The Arts Desk) and the ‘intriguing depth’ (MusicOMH) of her portrayals, Beth Taylor is at the beginning of a promising international career.
In 2020-2021 she will sing the title role in Bianca e Falliero (Rossini) at the Erl Festival in Austria and Bradamante in a new production of Alcina (Handel) in Nancy and Dijon with Opera de Lorraine. Other future engagements include Mistress Quickly in a new production of Falstaff (Verdi) at La Monnaie de Munt, La Cieca in La Gioconda (Ponchielli), Schwertleite in Die Walküre (Wagner) and Marchesa Melibea in Il Viaggio a Reims (Rossini) at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and is scheduled to sing on the major concert platforms in Amsterdam, Basel, Strasbourg and Milan. Conductors Beth will collaborate with include John Nelson, Leonardo Garcia Alarcon, Philippe Herrweghe and Andrea Marcon.
Recent highlights have included Arnalta in L’incoronazione di Poppea (Monteverdi) at the Longborough Festival, Rosmira in Partenope (Handel) at the Iford Arts Festival, alto soloist in Jakob Lenz (Rihm) at the Festival Aix-en-Provence, La Regina/Il Cucuolo/Il Gatto in La Bella Addormente nel Bosco (Respighi) and Melanto/Anfinomo/Fortuna in il Ritorno d’Ulisse (Monteverdi) at the Opéra de Lyon where she trained in their opera studio 2017-2019. She is holder of several highly coveted awards, including the Gianni Bergamo Classical Music Award of Switzerland and the Third Prize winner at the 2019 Wigmore Hall International Song Competition.
Beth is a proud graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (2012-2018) and The Open University (2011-2012.) She is currently refining her technique under the tutelage of Jennifer Larmore and Iain Paton.