Carly Owen soprano
Welsh soprano Carly Owen recently completed her Masters in Vocal Performance at the Royal College of Music, under the tutelage of Russell Smythe and Caroline Dowdle. She is also a graduate of the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, London. Carly performed as a guest soloist at the Royal Opera House with The Royal Ballet in their first revival of the ballet Woolf Works. She also sang the role of Violante (Sandrina) in La finta giardiniera with the Royal College of Music International Opera School, directed by Harry Fehr. For RCM opera scenes, she has performed the roles of Governess Turn of the Screw (dir. John Copley), the title role in Massenet’s Cendrillon and created the roles of Martha and Sonja in mini contemporary operas created by RCM composers, based on the theme of Crime and Punishment, in association with Tête à Tête (dir. Bill Bankes-Jones, cond. Lionel Friend). Carly is a Georg Solti Accademia di Bel Canto alumna and has performed in masterclasses with Dame Gwyneth Jones, Angela Gheorghiu, Richard Bonynge and Carmen Giannattasio. She was the winner of the 2015 London Welsh Young Singer of the Year Competition, as well as the recipient of the Audience Prize and the Soprano solo over 25 at the National Eisteddfod in Meifod. She was also a semi-finalist in the 2017 Kathleen Ferrier Awards Competition. Carly has performed as a soloist with the London Welsh Male Voice Choir at Gloucester Cathedral and as a soprano soloist in Mendelssohn's Elijah with the London Welsh Chorale in Sloane Square (cond. Edward-Rhys Harry). Upcoming engagements include her role debut as Musetta in La bohème with Diva Opera, touring the UK and France.