about rosie

Rosie Rowell is a soprano from London currently studying on the MA Advanced Opera Performance course with the David Seligman Opera School at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, taught by Elizabeth Atherton. She graduated from Durham University with a BA Hons in English Literature, during which time was a Samling Academy scholar.

She looks forward to performing Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte) at RWCMD in March 2020, conducted by David Jones and directed by Martin Constantine. In April, she will join the chorus of La Gioconda at Grange Park Opera. She will then appear as the soprano soloist in Fantastic Fables, a newly commissioned work by Gareth Glyn for Welsh National Opera in July.

Past roles include Sister Rose (Dead Man Walking) and cover Chief Hen and Jay (The Cunning Little Vixen) at Welsh National Opera, Miss Wordsworth (Albert Herring) and Casilda (The Gondoliers) at RWCMD and Atalanta (Xerxes) with Hampstead Garden Opera

Opera excerpt performances include Magda (La Rondine), Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), Marzelline (Fidelio), Magda Sorel (The Consul), Carolina (Il matrimonio segreto), Governess (Turn of the Screw), and Ginevra (Ariodante) with RWCMD.

Rosie is the 2019 winner of the Adelina Patti Prize and 2018 winner of the Elias Singing Prize for Soprano. She is the proud recipient of a Help Musicians UK Sybil Tutton Opera Award. From RWCMD, she has been awarded the Swinburn scholarshipJenkins Phillips scholarship and Leverhulme Trust scholarship. She is further supported by the Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust and The South Square Trust.

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