"Above all, Holly Teague simply astounded as a Mary Crawford too sophisticated for these country bumpkins. Her stage-presence (such lingering eyes!) was mesmerising, her command of the highest of ranges makes her a shoe-in for Mozart and Strauss, and I shall follow her career with great interest." Christopher Morley, Midland Music Review, 2019
A graduate from The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Soprano Holly Teague studies with Amanda Roocroft. She is the 2020 recipient of the St Clare Barfield Rosebowl for Operatic Distinction, and a Josephine Baker Trust Artist. She is currently completing her masters at The Royal College of Music where she is an Audrey Sacher Scholar, and is kindly supported by the Mario Lanza Educational Foundation and this Walker Trust.
Recent roles include "Despina" for Cumbria Festival Opera's Cosi Fan Tutte and "Geraldine" in Barber's Hand of Bridge, as well as The Sandman/Hansel for British Youth Opera at Opera Holland Park in a new production of Hansel and Gretel directed by Daisy Evans. College roles include lots of Jonathan Dove! - "Mary Crawford" (Mansfield Park) "Tina" (Flight) "Cricket" (Pinocchio) as well as "Hanna" (Die Lustige Witwe, Lehar) and "Ariel" (The Enchanted Island, Sams). She is the winner of the 2019 RBC Singing Prize, the 2019 Cecil Drew Oratorio Prize and the inter-departmental 2019 Doris Newton Music Club Award. She came second in the 2019 Edward Brookes English Song Prize and the 2019 Mario Lanza Opera Prize, and was a semi-finalist in the 2019 Bromsgrove International Musician's Competition. In June 2018, she was awarded a place at CNSMD (Conservatoire de Paris), where she studied at the college with Elene Golgevit and Anne le Bozec.
In March 2020, Holly independently released her first album "Songs From A Shropshire Lass" with pianist Jonathan French; a personal project exploring the musical settings of the A.E. Housman Shropshire-inspired collection, "A Shropshire Lad," featuring Vaughan Willams, Butterworth, Somervell and Ireland. In March of next year, the Shropshire focus continues with a new collaboration with composer Martin Bussey and guitarist Michael Matthews using the poetry of Mary Webb.
A versatile musician, Holly has sung at venues ranging from her local church in Shropshire, to Westminster Central Hall, where she opened the 2018 British Council Conference. She is a regular soloist for oratorio/sacred concerts, as well as gala evenings, recitals and new music projects. She splits her time between London and Shropshire, where she enjoys spending time indoors with her cat, Cleo, and outdoors with her very enthusiastic Border Collie rescue, Beau. For more information, please get in touch via the "Bookings" page.
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