COLORATURA SOPRANO

LISA

CASSIDY

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'I have much enjoyed working with Lisa on numerous occasions - she is equally at home with music from Purcell to Poulenc - all sung beautifully and with utmost professionalism.'  David Dunnett,  

Organist at Norwich Cathedral and conductor of the Norwich Philharmonic.

Lisa Cassidy’s eclectic range of work as a coloratura soprano has taken her throughout the UK and Europe. Her great passion is classical song repertoire, particularly the works of Debussy, Wolf and Poulenc, whom she studied in depth during her Masters Degree and for which she received The Dorothea and Rowan Hare memorial award. 

 

Appearances in Europe include contemporary adaptations of Lucia di Lammermoor, in Spain, which Lisa co-developed with the conductor, Ramón Souto and Vertixe Sonora Ensemble and ‘Undead and other tales’ with the artist Grace Schwindt, which premiered at the Royal Academy of Art, in London and the Frascati Theatre, in Amsterdam.

 

Alongside taking the central roles, Lisa has directed, produced and designed numerous performances of Poulenc's uniquely moving opera, La voix humaine, with the pianist William Fergusson and worked with composer Ian Hytch on the opera Lady Macbeth is Dead, which was written for her. 

Highlights of Lisa’s engagements as an Oratorio singer include singing both soprano parts in Bach's Mass in B Minor with Sinfonia Chorale at Southwell Minster, Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas alongside The Brook Street Band, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater at Norwich Cathedral with Norman Kenyon and David Dunnett, Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 under Sharon Choa, Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle at St Peter Mancroft in Norwich, Mozart's C Minor Mass in St Mary's Cathedral Edinburgh and Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana for the Wirksworth Festival.

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Lisa has studied and performed alongside some of todays most admired artists including Judith Howarth, Malcolm Martineau, Julius Drake, Christian Gerhaher, Marie McLaughlin and Roger Vignoles. She has sung under the baton of Jirí Blohlávek, Ilan Volkov and many other vibrant conductors. Lisa is a post graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland the Oxford Lieder Festival programme and is a Britten-Pears Young Artist. 

‘Lisa Cassidy’s performance of the Poulenc ‘Gloria’ was truly radiant and seduced the ear – she exactly matched the mysterious blend of spirituality and sensuousness of the music. Lisa understands this music on a profound level and one can sense it comes from deep inside her. Unforgettable’ Leslie Olive, Conductor of the Eye Bach Choir, English Arts Chorale and the Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra