Lizzie Holmes
 
 
Lizzie Holmes is enchanting, her broad infectious smile and creamy soprano making the final revelation all the more shocking.

One of the most compelling and poignant ends to a Bohème I have witnessed.
— Planet Hugill ★★★★ 
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Lizzie Holmes

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British soprano Lizzie Holmes is a graduate of the Royal College of Music and Warwick University. With a background in devised theatre and contemporary dance, she made her West End debut at 25 and is now building an opera career as a highly versatile singing actress with a love of collaboration and detailed storytelling. Recent highlights include Mimi & Musetta in La bohème at the Trafalgar Studios, West End (King's Head Theatre, Olivier Award 2018 nominee for Best New Opera); the premier of Patrick Hawes' A King's Ransom (Into Opera with the Britten Sinfonia); Despina in Così fan tutte (Devon Opera) and solo debuts at the Victoria & Albert Museum, Royal Albert Hall and St Martin-in-the-Fields this July.

Lizzie is a Concordia Foundation Artist and is grateful to the ongoing support of The Carne Trust, she founded Debut in 2015 and co-created their groundbreaking classical concert series Debut Treehouse in 2017.

 

 
 
 
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Lizzie Holmes, Debut Treehouse

2018

Mimi/Musetta in the King's Head Theatre's Olivier Awards 2018 nominated La Bohème (Trafalgar Studios, West End); Mavis, lead in the premier of Into Opera's A King's Ransom by Patrick Hawes performing with 160 children and the Britten Sinfonia in Norfolk. Mum/RaRa in the premier of Omar Shahryar's A Shoe Full of Stars with Gestalt Arts supported by The International Opera Awards in York; Stephano, cover in Gounod's Roméo et Juliette and Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera both for Grange Park Opera; Amore in Gluck's Orpheus et Eurydice for Opera in the City Festival and Cunegonde in Candide for Bernstein's 100th with Surrey Opera at the breathtaking Minack Theatre, Cornwall.

Lizzie is invited to become a Concordia Foundation Artist and receives a grant from The Carne Trust to spend a month studying German in Berlin. Debut solo recitals at St Martin-in-the-Fields as a Concordia Artist and at the Royal Albert Hall both with pianist Lucy Colquhoun as well as concerts with Debut across the country in her hometown for the Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe, for the Bath Recitals, at the Omnibus Theatre. Lizzie also continues her monthly Debut Treehouse Classical Concert Series in partnership with the Shoreditch Treehouse and the launch of their new Masterclass Series in April. Performances at the Theatre Cafe, Shaftesbury Avenue and interviews for BBC London, Opera Now and Frensham Heights as well as features on the BBC NewsChannel 4 News.

 
Her Poppea was Lizzie Holmes, from whom we will surely be hearing a great deal more in future – this is a highly intelligent singing actress (she also has an English degree and has won ‘Best Supporting Actor’ at the National Student Drama Festival) with a warm, fluent soprano and a beguiling stage presence.
— Music OMH (The Coronation of Poppea) ★★★★
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mimi in La Bohème

Trafalgar Studios, West End

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