Georgia Mae Ellis is a British Mezzo-soprano who studied for her undergraduate and Master’s degrees at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) under the tutelage of Mary Plazas. She has just finished her second and final year at Royal Academy Opera, studying with Yvonne Howard and Ingrid Surgenor.
At the start of her first year at the Academy, she joined the Glyndebourne Chorus for their tour and was subsequently asked to perform Carmen’s Habanera at Glyndebourne’s annual Christmas concert in 2021. In March and April of this year, she covered the role of Ramise in The Jette Parker Artists production of Arminio at The Linbury Theatre at The Royal Opera House.
Georgia Mae has recently sung as the mezzo-soprano soloist for a performance of Mahler’s Symphony No.2 “Resurrection” at a sold-out Cadogan Hall in London, alongside Amati Orchestra and The London Chorus.
For Royal Academy Opera, she has sung the roles of Cherubino Le nozze di Figaro, Clomiri in Handel’s Imeneo, Der Komponist in the prologue to Ariadne auf Naxos, Jane in the world premiere of Freya Wayley-Cohen’s opera WITCH, and Mother Goose The Rake’s Progress. At the RNCM, she performed the roles of La Ciesca Gianni Schicchi, Suor Zelatrice Suor Angelica, Mère Marie Dialogues des Carmélites, the Fox The Cunning Little Vixen, and Fanny Price in Jonathan Dove’s Mansfield Park. Her recital works include Sieben Frühe Lieder by Alban Berg at The Wigmore Hall as part of The Royal Academy song circle concert in January 2023.
Georgia’s time at the Studio is supported by the Glyndebourne New Generation Programme Young Artist Development Award with additional support from Helen Blumer.
Updated December 2023. This biography should not be reproduced without asking permission from the National Opera Studio.