Hollie-Anne Bangham, mezzo-soprano originally from Bristol, recently completed a Masters in music, postgraduate diploma and undergraduate degree at the Royal Northern College of Music all with a First class under the tutelage of Ann Taylor.
Hollie-anne’s studies were kindly supported by the Olsgeby trust, the RNCM and the Seary trust. Awards include the Annie Riydard Scholarship for Mezzo-Sopranos and the Kate Snape Scholarship as well as a finalist for the Joaniha award and the Elizabeth Harwood Memorial prize.
Recent Opera roles include The Abbess and La Suora Infermiere/ Suor Angelica (Manchester Opera Ensemble), Olga Olsen/ Street Scene (RNCM Opera), Hermia/ A Midsummer Night’s Dream (RNCM Opera) and Fillipyvena/ Eugene Onegin (Opera on Location). Hollie-anne has recently performed as Witness 2 in the World Premiere of Icarus (David Blake and Keith Warner) in Montepulciano, Italy.
On the concert platform Hollie-anne has performed the alto solos in many works including recently; Durufle’s Requiem with the Kings College Choir of Cambridge and Penderecki’s UK premiere of the Seven Gates of Jerusalem, conducted by Penderecki himself, both at the Bridgewater Hall. Hollie-anne has had the privilege of performing at the Notre Dame, Paris and as a soloist with a Ukrainian choir, in Kyiv, Ukraine under the baton of bass-baritone, Pavlo Hunka.
Upcoming engagements include joining Garsington Opera as Young Artist 2017.