Our next soloist will be...
Felicity Hayward - SOPRANO
Felicity will be joining us for three concerts this Summer (see our events page to find out more!)
Felicity Hayward studied on the Opera course at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, supported by the Geraint Evans award and at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, graduating with First Class Honours and winning the Silver Medal.
Felicity has performed extensively in opera, oratorio and musical theatre. She is also an accomplished consort singer, performing with numerous professional choirs. Operatic roles to date include Clorinda in Rossini’s La Cenerentola (Jackdaws Young Artists), High Priestess (Aida, also covering the title role, South Downs Opera) and Rosalinde Die Fledermaus (Iris Theatre/Ben Palmer). In Summer 2016 she played Micaela Carmen, Belinda Dido and Aeneas, Thisbe Pyramus and Thisbe and Edith Pirates of Penzance at Dartington Summer School supported by a Dartington Hall bursary. Oratorio engagements have included Verdi Requiem, Haydn Nelson Mass and Mozart Coronation Mass. In March this year Felicity made her debut at the Cadogan Hall as soprano soloist in the Bach Magnificat. Future plans include a performance of The Creation in Cambridge next March.
A passionate exponent of song and of new music, Felicity frequently performs and premieres new works. Alongside pianist Catherine Herriott, she placed 2nd in the 2016 John Kerr Award for English Song, also winning the Audience Prize. She and Catherine have worked with the London Composers Forum and similar groups, collaborating on numerous events and premieres. She has also appeared more than once at the Tête-à-Tête Opera Festival, a renowned platform for new opera in the UK.