Olivia Warburton

Soprano, Samling Artist Programme: 2017

Website: oliviawarburton.com

Photo: Olivia Warburton at Samling Artist Programme Masterclass, December 2017. Photo credit: Mark Pinder

Olivia Warburton studies on the opera course at the Royal Academy of Music (RAM) under Kate Paterson, Yvonne Howard and Andrew Smith. After graduating with first class honours and distinction from both the BMus and MA programmes, Olivia spent time as an Erasmus student at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz, Köln. A keen recitalist, Olivia has performed at the Aldeburgh and Oxford Lieder festivals as a Britten-Pears Young Artist and member of RAM’s prestigious Song Circle. She has also performed at venues including Wigmore Hall, Kings Place and Lincoln Center. As a soloist and regular chorus member for the Bach/Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Series, she has worked with leading harpsichordists and conductors including Laurence Cummings and Masaaki Suzuki. Olivia’s operatic experience includes the title role in Dido and Aeneas under Michael Chance and Valetto in L’incoronazione di Poppea for Royal Academy Opera. Olivia is grateful to the Countess of Munster and the Josephine Baker Trusts for their support of her studies.

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