Dorset soprano Lizzie Holmes graduated with Distinction from the Royal College of Music (Masters of Vocal Performance) as a Yvonne Wells Award scholar in 2014. Prior to this she studied English Literature at Warwick University (BAhons), toured nationally with the award winning devised theatre ensemble Curious Directive and was awarded ‘Best Supporting Actor’ at the National Student Drama Festival. Lizzie is a Concordia Artist and is grateful to the ongoing support of The Carne Trust.
With her ‘enchanting and creamy soprano’ (Planet Hugill), Lizzie’s roles include Mimi & Musetta in the King’s Head Theatre’s Oliver Award 2018 nominated La Bohème (Trafalgar Studios, West End); a 'magnetic performance' (Bachtrack) in the title role The Coronation of Poppea (Grimeborn & Ryedale Festival); lead in Hawes’ A King’s Ransom, premier (Into Opera, Britten Sinfonia); Despina Così fan tutte (Devon Opera); Miss Wordsworth, cover Albert Herring (Inaugural Grange Festival); Susanna The Marriage of Figaro (Bloomsbury Opera); La Bergère L'enfant et les sortilèges (RCMIOS), Gretel Hansel and Gretel and Pamina The Magic Flute (both Opera Warwick, Warwick Arts Centre); Florence in Burnside’s Journeying Boys (Britten Theatre); over 80 performances as Madame Giry The Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s Theatre, West End debut); solo performances at St James’ Piccadilly and the V&A. Lizzie founded Debut in 2015, their groundbreaking co-created concert series with the Shoreditch Treehouse (‘intimate, alternative, engaging’ - Planet Hugill) was recently featured in Opera Now and Dorset Living.
Future/current performances: Cunegonde Candide for Bernstein’s 100th (Menick Theatre, Cornwall with Surrey Opera); Lizzie’s debut solo recital at St Martin-in-the-Fields with pianist Lucy Colquhoun; Mum/RaRa in Shahryar’s A Shoe Full of Stars (Gestalt Arts supported by the International Opera Awards, Lawrence Batley Theatre); concerts with the Bath Recitals and at the Russell-Cotes Museum, Bournemouth; Stephano, cover in Roméo et Juliette (Grange Park Opera).
Lizzie will make her solo debut with Grange Park Opera
as Dew Fairy in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel for their 2019 Season.
Lizzie is now represented by Patrick Allen at Connaught Artists.