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rosalind coad - soprano

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British soprano Rosalind Coad studied at the Royal College of Music and trained on the Opera Course at the Royal Academy of Music with Lilian Watson and Audrey Hyland. She was a Bach Kohn Scholar appearing in the RAM Bach Cantata Series and a member of Academy Song Circle, an elite group of young recitalists.

A Britten-Pears Young Artist in 2012, Rosalind received the Sybil Tutton and John Scott Awards, the Independent Opera Vocal Scholarship 2013 and also the Oxford Lieder Young Artists Platform award 2013.

Rosalind was a Scottish Opera Emerging Artist for the 2014-15 season which included her performing Karolka Jenufa and Ordinary Person James MacMillan's Inés de Castro. Subsequent engagements for the company include Fiordiligi Cosi fan Tutte for their small-scale tour and covers of Ginevra Ariodante and 1st Nymph Rusalka. She will cover Mélisande Pelléas et Mélisande for Scottish Opera next season.

Elsewhere Rosalind has sung Gianetta L'Elisir d'Amore and Clotilde Norma for Opera Holland Park; Donna Elvira Don Giovanni and Musetta La Bohème for Opera Up Close and Elisetta Il Matrimonio Segretto for British Youth Opera. Her repertoire also includes Euridice Orfeo ed Euridice, Baronessa Irene La Vera Costanza and the title role of La Belle Hélène.

Concert appearances include Mozart Concert Arias and Sibelius Songs with the Orchestra of Scottish Opera / Michael Christie; Messiah at St John's Smith Square with the Chartwell Sinfonia /Richard Heason, Bach Magnificat and Saint Saëns Oratorio de Noël with Dundee Choral Society/Derek Clark and Beethoven Missa Solemnis with the Dartington Community Choirs / John Railton.

Rosalind has given recitals with pianist Gregory Drott at the Chelsea Music Festival, Buxton Festival and the Oxford Lieder Festival, where she will appear again this autumn.

May 2016