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"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 voice of rare quality,” British lyric soprano Holly Teague enjoys a varied singing career, appearing as a soloist for symphonies, oratorios, concerts, gala evenings, recitals and new music projects as well as stage work in the UK and internationally. She is a recipient of the 2023 International Opera Award Bursary, the winner of the Roger Higgin’s Prize (2023), the Elizabeth Rollason Award and the Doris Newton Prize (2020) and is the 2020 recipient of the St Clare Barfield Rosebowl for Operatic Distinction.

 

Holly’s 2024 schedule includes Marx in London! For Scottish Opera (Cover “Tussi”), “Clarine” in Garsington Opera’s brand new production of Rameau’s Platée as well as covering “Helena” in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In the autumn, she joins Wexford Opera Festival to sing the role of “Marie” in the newly commissioned Lady Gregory in America by Alberto Caruso.

 

Recent performances include Scottish Opera’s “Opera Highlights” tour, “Donna Elvira” Don Giovanni (Cumbria Opera), “Annina” La Traviata (Oxford Opera), “The Sandman” Hansel and Gretel (British Youth Opera), “Maria” Der Diktator (Northern Opera/Oxford Opera), “Despina” Cosi fan tutti (Cumbria Opera) and “Mary Crawford” Mansfield Park (Waterperry Opera/RBC). 

 

“A shoe-in for Mozart and Strauss” (Midlands Music Review), Holly’s regularly performed concert repertoire includes Britten’s Les Illuminations, Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Finzi’s Dies Natalis and Strauss’s beautiful Vier letzte Lieder. Her debut album, “Jean-Phillipe Rameau: Re-Imagined” with Edward Higginbottom was released with CRD records in June 2023. 

 

Holly was a semi-finalist in the 2021 Kathleen Ferrier competition and the AESS English Song Prize. She is an Audrey Sacher Scholar and a Josephine Baker Trust Artist, and is grateful to have been supported by The Mario Lanza Trust, The Walker Trust, Help Musicians UK and The Countess of Munster Trust.

 

Keen to contribute to the shape and place of the classical music in a modern landscape, since 2022 Holly has been the Artistic Director for UKAC Proms in the Park, where she oversees the programming and production for the UK Proms in the Park Tour. This year, her vision includes a high energy “Dance Anthem” event, as well as the classic “Last Night of the Proms” concert at Attingham Park (Shropshire), Bolsover Castle (Derbyshire) and Plas Newydd House (Anglesey).

 

 

Biography updated April 2024, authored by ChatGPT - to be used by request, please. 

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