Add that Magic Touch with Aurora!
Available as a solo, duo or quartet. Ideal for wedding ceremonies or receptions, memorial or funeral services, and corporate events.
Two classically trained singers, offering musical items to suit your occasion. Whether you are looking for a soloist at a wedding ceremony or some light entertainment at a corporate party, they will endeavour to cater to your requirements. Their repertoire consists of a mixture of classical, opera, early broadway, and jazz, and depending on your requirements, they can perform as a solo, duo or an ensemble fixture.
Song requests are also accepted, provided enough notice is given.
A soprano from Nottinghamshire, she studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and at the Royal College of music.
Her operatic roles include 'Zerlina' Don Giovanni, 'Barbarina' The Marriage of Figaro, 'Masha' Queen of Spades for Opera Holland Park, 'Susanna' The Marriage of Figaro, 'Frasquita' Carmen for Opera Brava, 'Juliette' Romeo et Juliette, 'Frantik' and cover 'Fox' The Cunning Little Vixen for British Youth Opera, '2nd Niece' Peter Grimes for Surrey Opera, and cover 'Pousette' Manon for Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.
As a soloist she has performed many of the major Oratorios including Mozart's C minor Mass, Haydn's Creation & Harmonie Mass, Monteverdi's Vespers, Poulenc's Gloria, Faure's Requiem, Mendelssohn's Hear My Prayer, Purcell's Come Ye Sons of Art with the New Mozart Players and Vivaldi's Gloria at St Martin-in-the-Fields.
"...gorgeously soft and compliant Barbarina" Robert Thickness, The Times 2004
"... resourceful Zerlina with scarlet wedding dress and bright youthful innocence, perfectly reflected in her voice, that stole the show...." Serena Fenwick, Musical Pointers 2006
'The solos in Mendelssohn's ever-popular Hear My Prayer sung ... with radiant tone and immaculate technique...." Jeffery Fraser
A mezzo-soprano from Suffolk, she is currently studying as the Toeman Weinberger Opera Scholar in the Benjamin Britten International Opera School, at the Royal College of Music, having completed her first degree in at the University of Surrey in June 2004.
Operatic roles include 'Ottavia' L'incoronazione di Poppea (BBIOS), 'Maman', 'La Tasse Chinoise', and 'La Libelulle' in Ravel's L'enfant et les Sortilieges (BBIOS), other operatic experience includes Verdi's Macbeth, Bellini's la Sonnambula, Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin and Giordano's Andrea Chenier with Opera Holland Park. Concert performances include Handel's Dixit Dominus and Haydn's Nelson Mass with Paul Spicer (St. John's, Smith Square), Mozart's Requiem with Nicholas Cleobury for 'Sounds New', Pergolesi's Stabat Mater, and Elgar's Sea Pictures, amongst others. She has also given recitals in St-Martin-in-the-field's and for the Guildford International Music Festival 2005. She is supported by the Josephine Baker Trust, the Lynn Foundation, and the Kathleen Trust.
"... beautifully sung Ottavia was presented as a bitter tradegienne" Anna Picard, Independent on Sunday 2006
"Another notable performance ... in her roles as Maman, la Tasse Chinoise, and la Libellule" Opera magazine Sept 2006