We're delighted to welcome soprano & dancer Natasha Agarwal to the Studio, who is coming onto a new programme she is helping us to co-curate and develop called the 'Diverse Voices National Talent Programme'. The programme is designed to support talented British artists from backgrounds currently underrepresented in opera. Natasha will be an ambassador for the programme and will be at the Studio until June 2023. 

"I am delighted to be joining the National Opera Studio and I’m very excited to co-curate and pilot this new programme, focusing on the development of diverse voices in the UK".

A bit more about Natasha:

Natasha Agarwal is a British Indian soprano from Liverpool. After studying Mathematics at the University of Warwick, Natasha trained at the Royal Academy of Music and was a Serena Fenwick Young Artist with British Youth Opera. She recently made her role debut at Welsh National Opera as Neera in the première of Will Todd’s Migrations. Other roles include Frasquita Carmen (Opera Holland Park & Opera North), cover Amore Orfeo ed Euridice (Opera North), Zora Svadba (Waterperry Opera Festival), Sukanya’s Friend Sukanya (LPO at Royal Festival Hall), Carolina Il Matrimonio Segreto & Nerina La Fedeltà Premiata (Royal Opera House Mumbai) and Susanna Le nozze di Figaro (Opera Warwick). Awards include the Charles Wood International Song Prize, North London Festival Recital Prize, David Clover Singers’ Platform Recital Prize and runner-up in the Lesley Garrett Opera Prize. Natasha is also a trained dancer and is now an ambassador for All England Dance, having previously won their “Young Dancer of the Year” award.

This is a pilot programme and will be developed over the coming months, but if you would like to get in touch and find out more - please write to: [email protected].