Bethan Langford mezzo-soprano
British mezzo-soprano Bethan Langford is a graduate of the GSMD Opera course. Whilst studying at the School, she was awarded the Susan Longfield Prize, the Violet Szabo Award and the Paul Hamburger Lieder Prize. Recent and future operatic performances include Dorabella Cosi fan tutte (Bury Court Opera), Lehrbuben Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Glyndebourne Festival Opera), Lucretia The Rape of Lucretia (Guildhall Opera), Dritte magt Elektra (Verbier Festival), cover Proserpina Orfeo (Royal Opera at the Roundhouse), Noble Orphan Der Rosenkavalier (Glyndebourne and BBC Proms), Prince Orlofsky Die Fledermaus (Clonter Opera) and Nancy Albert Herring (Mid Wales Opera Young Artist). Recent and future concert engagements include Mezzo soloist The Pilgrimage of the Rose (Oxford Lieder Festival), a solo recital at the Wigmore Hall (as the winner of the Concordia Foundation Founders’ Prize), her debut recital for Aldeburgh Festival, a series of Messiahs with the City of Granada Concert Orchestra, and recitals with Iain Burnside for the Ludlow English Song Weekend and with Libby Burgess for the New Paths Festival. Bethan is a Samling Artist, a Concordia Artist, a Les Azuriales Young Artist and will join the Verbier Festival Academy in the summer of 2017. Recent competition success includes the Audience and Second Prizes at the Clonter Opera competition, and the John Fussell Award. Bethan is grateful for the past support of Help Musicians UK, the EMI Music Sound Foundation, the Worshipful Company of Skinners and the Spectacle Makers. She is a past recipient of the Elizabeth Eagle-Bott Award from the RNIB, and is grateful for their continued guidance.