"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
Shropshire-born Soprano Holly Teague studied at The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, The Royal College of Music, London, and CNSMD, Paris. She is an Audrey Sacher Scholar and is kindly supported by the Mario Lanza Educational Foundation and the Walker Trust. She was a semi-finalist in the 2022 Kathleen Ferrier Competition at Wigmore Hall, is the 2020 recipient of the St Clare Barfield Rosebowl for Operatic Distinction, a Josephine Baker Trust Artist, and Artistic Director of UKAC Productions Ltd.
A versatile musician, Holly's repertoire ranges from delicate 16th Century lute song to 21st Century layered voice and electronics. She is a regular soloist for symphonies, oratorio and sacred concerts across the UK, as well as gala evenings, recitals and new music projects. Passionate about music at home, this year she will present a new song cycle "A Shropshire Lass" written by composer Martin Bussey especially for Holly and guitar duo partner, Michael Matthews using the poetry of Mary Webb.
Recent stage work includes "Maria" (Der Diktator, Krenek) with Oxford Alternative Orchestra, "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). Holly 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, was the only female finalist in the 2021 AESS English Song Competition, and the only singer in the final of the 2021 Bromsgrove International Musician's Competition.
Holly splits her time as much as she can between London and Shropshire, where she enjoys spending time indoors with her cat, Roo, 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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