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Biography

R O S A N N A   H A R R I S

S o p r a n o

British-Canadian soprano Rosanna Harris graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) with a Master’s Degree and Postgraduate Diploma in Voice, both with distinction. Whilst at the RNCM she was a finalist in The Elizabeth Harwood Memorial Prize and a finalist in The Joyce and Michael Kennedy Award for the Singing of Strauss.

 

She recently sang the roles of Mab/Adelaide in Jonathan Dove’s The Enchanted Pig for Hampstead Garden Opera. A review commented, “Adelaide ... was gleamingly sung by soprano Rosanna Harris. Her Tiara aria was just as entertaining, divaesque and catchy as one would imagine for an evil bridezilla ...”

 

Another notable performance was Giannetta in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore at the RNCM.  A review in The Manchester Evening News noted that 'Rosanna Harris, as Giannetta ...proved herself a star, with a silvery voice and presence that should soon be an asset to any professional company’. Also at the RNCM she appeared as Tytania A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Valencienne The Merry Widow.

 

Rosanna Harris’s operatic repertoire also includes Zerlina Don Giovanni, Bianca and Gabriela La Rondine, Molly Brazen The Beggar’s Opera (European Opera Centre), Susanna Le nozze di Figaro, Pamina Die Zauberflöte, Sophie Werther and Oscar Un ballo in maschera.

 

International concert engagements have included the soprano solos in Beethoven Choral Fantasia with Vienna Tonkünstler-Orchester. On the concert platform Rosanna Harris has also performed the soprano solos in Bach Magnificat, Brahms Requiem, Britten A Ceremony of Carols, Bob Chilcot Requiem, Dvořák Stabat Mater, Fauré Requiem, Handel Messiah, Haydn Nelson Mass, James Macmillan Tenebrae Responsories, Mendelssohn Elijah, Mozart Requiem, Orff Carmina Burana, Poulenc Gloria, Rutter Requiem and Vivaldi Gloria.  

Having trained as an actor and dancer Rosanna Harris has broad on-stage experience in plays, musicals, operas and dance programmes. 

Rosanna Harris recently appeared as Phyllis, Iolanthe and Rose Maybud, Ruddigore with the National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company. 

 

 

October 2018

Tytania in Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream
Royal Northern College of Music, March 2015
Photo: Victoria Haydn www.victoriahaydn.com
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