"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
Soprano Holly Teague was born in Shropshire and studied at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, the Royal College of Music, and Paris Conservatoire (CNSMD). A versatile musician, she enjoys a varied singing career as a soloist for symphonies, oratorios, concerts, gala evenings, recitals and new music projects in addition to stage work in the UK and internationally.
in 2023, Holly appears at Garsington Opera as an Alvarez Artist, Scottish Opera and Cumbria Opera. Over the summer, she looks forward to the release of her first album "Rameau Re-imagined" for voice & organ with Edward Higginbottom, and CRD records.
As a soloist, Holly's most regularly performed sacred works are Haydn’s Creation, Mozart’s Requiem, Brahm’s Requiem and recently, Vaughan Williams’s Sea Symphony. Her concert repertoire includes Britten's Les Illuminations, Strauss' Vier letzte Lieder and Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915; notable venues in recent years are Coventry Cathedral, Birmingham Cathedral and Westminster Central Hall.
A chamber music enthusiastic, Holly regularly partners with guitarist Michael Matthews. In the autumn of 2022, they presented Martin Bussey’s new song cycle, “A Shropshire Lass," a forty-five minute semi-staged piece inspired by the words of Shropshire novelist and poet, Mary Webb. In 2023, Holly and Michael look forward to performing their new programme “A Dawn Chorus” featuring selections from “A Shropshire Lass” alongside the music of Mátyás Seiber, Lennox Berkeley and Fanny Mendelssohn.
Holly has a particular interest in promoting classical music to diverse and under-served audiences. As Artistic Director for UKAC Productions, she will present a second “Shrewsbury Proms in the Park” concert in June 2023 following its inaugural success at the county showground this summer, as well repeat concerts in Warwick, Bath and Windsor.
Holly is an Audrey Sacher Scholar, and a Josephine Baker Trust Artist. She is very grateful to have been supported by The Mario Lanza Trust, The Walker Trust, Help Musicians UK and The Countess of Munster Trust. In 2022 she was a semi-finalist in the Kathleen Ferrier Competition at Wigmore Hall and the 2022 New Elizabethan Song Award, and was the 2020 recipient of the St Clare Barfield Rosebowl for Operatic Distinction.
Biography updated April 2023 - to be used by request, please.