Molly's time at the Studio is supported by a Strategic Grant from Arts Council England
Peak District based mezzo-soprano, Molly Barker came to music after completing an undergraduate degree in agriculture and working for a time in that industry. In 2017, Molly joined the Royal Northern College of Music, where she completed a Masters’ degree and a Postgraduate Diploma under the tutorage of Hilary Summers.
While studying at the RNCM, Molly performed the roles of La Zia Principessa Suor Angelica, Zita Gianni Schicchi, Madame de Croissy Dialogues des Carmélites and Julia Bertram Mansfield Park. Her professional work includes Ino Semele, Farmers Wife The Orphans of Koombu and chorus with the Buxton International Festival and Birmingham Opera Company. She is looking forward to being an Opera North chorus member for the 2020/2021 season.
Molly is passionate about inspiring the next generation of musicians, and works as an ambassador for the Royal Northern College of Music’s Pathfinder programme, giving workshops, guidance and support to young people from a variety of diverse backgrounds enabling them to overcome many barriers preventing their musical development.
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