Plymouth born mezzo-soprano Charlotte Badham is a recent graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music. This summer, Charlotte made her professional debut in the role of Jo March for the UK premiere of Mark Adamo’s Little Women with Opera Holland Park, after having been a Young Artist for the company in the roles of Olga Eugene Onegin and Cherubino Le Nozze di Figaro. Whilst in training at the RNCM, Charlotte’s operatic roles included Hansel Hansel and Gretel for which she received The Eunice Pettigrew Prize, Hippolyta A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Willie Street Scene, and Léonie La vie parisienne. Charlotte has played Dido Dido and Aeneas with the Ilkley and Otley Choral society and Cretan Woman Idomeneo with Buxton Festival Opera. Charlotte has enjoyed working as a chorister with companies including Scottish Opera, Buxton Festival Opera (2017/18) and Garsington Opera on the Alvarez Young Artist Programme (2019). She is the recipient of The Annie Ridyard scholarship and The Fergal O’Mahony Musician Award. In addition, she was a finalist in the Frederic Cox Prize and The David Clover Festival of Singing Lieder and Oratorio classes.
Corinne Cowling started as a ballet dancer before transitioning to a career in classical voice. For that reason, Corinne is thrilled to be performing in the cross-disciplined piece Ainadamar with Scottish Opera in a country close to her heart due to her Scottish heritage. Corinne holds a PGCert in Vocal Pedagogy, MMus in Vocal Performance (GSMD), BMus, GradDip Opera Studies, Certificate II in Musical Theatre (WAAPA), and Certificate III in Classical Ballet (Charlesworth Ballet).
Performance credits: cover Morgana Alcina (Opera North); Anne Egerman A Little Night Music (Opera North/Leeds Playhouse); cover Christine Daaé The Phantom of the Opera (West End); Soloist Johann Strauss Gala National UK Tour (2017, 2018, and 2019); Arthebuze Actéon (Lost&Found Opera); Peep-Bo The Mikado (Charles Court Opera, King’s Head Theatre); Barbarina and cover Susanna Le nozze di Figaro (Clonter Opera); Cosette Les Misérables (Pimlico Opera); Ensemble Die Fledermaus, Candide, and Madama Butterfly (West Green House Opera).
Training: ArtsEd (2021), The BRIT School (2018), National Youth Theatre
Performance Credits: Ensemble/Cover Princess Julia in Taboo: The 20th Anniversary Concert (The London Palladium), Alice in Dick Whittington at (The Yvonne Arnaud Theatre), The Color Purple concert performance (Cadogan Hall), Chorus in Hänsel und Gretel (Glyndebourne UK Opera Tour and Garsington Opera).
Credits whilst training include: Jemima in Cats, Ensemble in Ragtime, Hattie in Kiss Me, Kate.
Fiona trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and The Royal Northern College of Music. Recent roles include: Mother in Lambs at the Royal Opera House, Albina in La Donna Del Lago at Buxton International Festival, Miranda in The Dancing Master at Buxton International Festival, The Witch in Hansel and Gretel at Opera Holland Park for British Youth Opera, Nedda in Pagliacci at Iford, Violetta in La traviata for Opera D’draig, Mavie in The 47th Saturday for Wexford Festival Opera, and Euridice in Orfeus at The Young Vic. Other roles performed include Mimì in La bohème for Hampstead Garden Opera, the title role in Tosca at the Trafalgar Studios, Sofia in The Orphans of Koombu at the Buxton Opera House, and the title role in Cendrillon at the RNCM. From 2013-2015 Fiona sang the role of Carlotta in The Phantom of The Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre in the West End.
Elena Garrido Madrona is a Spanish soprano who recently graduated from Glasgow’s Alexander Gibson Opera School in 2022 under the tutelage of Elizabeth McCormack. She graduated with Honours in both Piano at the Conservatorio Superior de Málaga (2018) and Singing at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (2020). As a chorister, she has been a member of the Teatro Real Chorus; The Grange Festival Chorus, Young Choir of Andalusia and the Opera Choir of Malaga. In 2020, she made her Scottish Opera debut with the role of Giannetta in L'elisir d'amore. Future engagements include several recitals in Andalusia, Spain and the title role in the world premiere of a contemporary opera in London's Arcola Theatre 2023 season.
Operatic roles include: Dama (cover) in Macbeth for The Grange Festival (2022); Elisabeth in Les enfants terribles (2021) and Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel (2022), both at the Alexander Gibson Opera School.
Prior to obtaining a Master's degree in Musical Theatre from the Guildford School of Acting, Riva completed her BMus (Hons) Music at the University of Birmingham. Ainadamar marks Riva’s debut with the Scottish Opera, and she has thoroughly enjoyed exploring the convergence of multiple artistic disciplines.
Theatre includes: cover Mistress and Ensemble in Evita (U.K. and International Tour); Grandma Barbara in Spilt Milk (The Other Palace); Carrie in Carrie: The Musical (Ivy Arts Centre); and Cosette in Fabulous 50... Half a Century of Musicals & Memories (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre)
Concerts include: Verdi's Requiem, Elgar's Dream of Gerontius, Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 (BBC Proms)
Beth Mabin is a London based mezzo-soprano and actor. She recently graduated from the Royal Academy of Music with a Masters in Musical Theatre (Distinction), having previously completed an undergraduate degree in music from King’s College London and a foundation in acting from LAMDA.
Recent credits include: Alice in Alice in Wonderland (Mercury Theatre), Fingask Follies 2022.
Credits whilst training: Amy in Group, Dot in Sunday in the Park with George.
American mezzo-soprano Jane Monari hails from Philadelphia. Jane previously completed a Bachelor’s of Music in Voice Performance at the Juilliard School as well as a Master of Arts in Singing at the Royal Academy of Music. She is a graduate of the Alexander Gibson Opera School at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Operatic engagements include: cover Paquette Candide (Scottish Opera); Filippyevna Eugene Onegin (Opera Holland Park Young Artist Programme 2022); Suzuki Madam Butterfly (OperaUpClose); cover Inez and cover Vittoria The Gondoliers (Scottish Opera); La Tasse Chinoise L’enfant et les sortilèges (The Virtual Opera Project); title role Carmen (Opera at the King’s Head), The Page Rigoletto (Scottish Opera); The Prince Cendrillon (Fife Opera); Popova The Bear (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland); The Sorceress Dido and Aeneas (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland); La Ciesca Gianni Schicchi (Juilliard School); Hermia A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Juilliard School).
Alice can be seen in the upcoming feature Red, White and Royal Blue. This Christmas she plays The Fairy Godmother in Cinderella at The Palace, Newark. She was TMA nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for Tracey Beaker Gets Real.
Theatre includes: A Bunch of Amateurs (Frinton Summer Theatre), Cinderella (Jordan Productions), Cleo Camping Emmanuelle and Dick (Southwold Summer Theatre), Tom Gates (Birmingham Stage Company), Season’s Greetings (Gordon Craig), Oklahoma! (Gordon Craig), I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (English Speaking Theatre in Hamburg), Les Misérables (Pimlico Opera), She Said the F Word (Tètè â Tètè Festival), Sleeping Beauty (Regents Theatre Ipswich, The Sands Centre Carlisle) Sweeney Todd (Emporium, Brighton), Oliver! (Frinton Summer Theatre), The Homosexual Necrophiliac Duck Opera (Tètè â Tètè Festival), It’s Not What He Says It’s How Deep it Goes (Natural History Museum), Cats (UK Tour), Mexican Hayride (Saddlers Wells Studio), Alice In Wonderland (Portsmouth New Theatre Royal), Monkey: Journey to the West (London O2), Alice In Wonderland (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Carmen (New Vic Stoke), Sinbad and the Diamond Princess (The Theatre, Chipping Norton), Cabaret (Broadway, Catford), Little Shop of Horrors (Landor), Threepenny Opera (Pimlico Opera), Aladdin (Theatre Royal Stratford East).
Training: Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
Credits whilst training: Little Sally in Urinetown, Balladeer in The Threepenny Opera
New Musical Work: '10MM' Leeway Productions
Ainadamar marks Dominique's professional operatic debut.
French-Italian Soprano Chiara Vinci’s multidisciplinary background in the arts has steered her career towards operas that focus on devising and creating new roles. A graduate of the Ballet Rambert, Chiara also trained at The Arts Educational and the Actors Temple before training in classical singing with Jenny Miller. She continues to study with Arwel Treharne-Morgan.
Career highlights include Calisto La Calisto (Longborough Festival Opera), Giulietta I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Grimeborn Opera Festival), title role Rita (Opera South), Shepherd Tannhäuser (LFO), Envy Beauty and the Seven Beasts (The Opera Story), Bubikopf Der Kaiser von Atlantis (Loud Crowd) and Gretel Hänsel und Gretel (PopUp Opera). Chiara has performed with English National Opera, Royal Swedish Opera, Independent Opera, Grange park Opera and at Tête-à-Tête.
2022/23 engagements include Chiara’s debut as Violetta in a new audio described adaption of Verdi’s La Traviata with Operar D’draig and the role of Lena in SVADBA, a women-led production of Ana Sokolovic’s virtuosic a capella opera with Waterperry Opera Festival.
Rosie recently graduated from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama with a masters in Musical Theatre. Prior to this, she studied Music at Durham University, specialising in conducting and music therapy.
Theatre credits include: Assistant Musical Director for Wuthering Heights - The Musical (Turbine Theatre); Casey in As Long As You Knew (Golden Goose Theatre)
Music credits include: Vocalist for the 2021 Red Bull Racing celebration conference; Vocalist and Assistant Musical Director for the TikTok awards and Huawi P30 LITE launch; Soprano angel soloist in Mendelssohn's Elijah (Three Choirs Festival)
Credits whilst training include: Kathy Selden in Singing’ In The Rain (The Gala Theatre, Durham); Christine in Catch Me (Embassy Theatre); Olga in Three Sisters (Embassy Theatre)