"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
"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 completed her first four years of training with Amanda Roocroft and Catherine Benson. She is the 2020 recipient of the St Clare Barfield Rosebowl for Operatic Distinction. She is currently completing her masters at The Royal College of Music where she is a Audrey Sacher Award Holder, and is kindly supported by the Dick Maidment and Peggy Cooper Award (Help Musicians UK), the Countess of Munster Trust and the Mario Lanza Educational Foundation.
This summer she is looking forward to singing the role of "Despina" for Cumbria Festival Opera's Cosi Fan Tutte, as well as "Geraldine" in Barber's Hand of Bridge. 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. Holly particularly enjoys performing these songs at home.
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. Recent projects include a touring English Lute Song programme with Myles Payne, and a recital exploring the works of W.H. Auden by Britten, Barber and Stravinsky.
Passionate about the arts in education, Holly teaches Singing and Drama at Central Stage & Dance Academy in Burton Upon Trent, hosts bespoke workshops for schools, as well as her own one-to-one teaching from home. In spring of 2021, she will publish her first children's story inspired by the learning's of the COVID-19 crisis, which aims to highlight the importance of music for children.
All future events are awaiting confirmation due to the current situation.
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