Georgia Mae Ellis is a British Mezzo Soprano from Sussex 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.
She has always shown a tremendous passion for music and opera. She began singing lessons at a young age and went on to take part in Glyndebourne Youth Opera at the age of thirteen. In addition, she has also been a member of The National Youth Choir of Great Britain for a total of eight years. Both of these organizations have given Georgia Mae the ability to develop great skills as a musician and classical singer. It has also given her the opportunity to perform in some of the most highly regarded venues in Great Britain.
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 in Le Nozze di Figaro conducted by Alice Farnham, 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 in The Rake’s Progress. At the RNCM, she performed the roles of La Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi, Suor Zelatrice in Suor Angelica, Mère Marie in Dialogues des Carmélites, the Fox in The Cunning Little Vixen, and Fanny Price in Jonathan Dove’s Mansfield Park. 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.
Her future engagements include an Opera gala with Out and Out Opera at the Berrybank Amphitheatre on 11 August and a Cumbrian Opera and Song Recital with Cumbrian Opera Group on 2 September.
Updated July 2023. This biography should not be reproduced without asking permission from the National Opera Studio.