Biography

Demelza moved to London from her Yorkshire home to study at the Guildhall School of Music where she gained her Bachelor's Degree, from there she continued to the Royal College of Music receiving her Graduate Diploma. She then took her first steps into the world of opera before completing a Master of Arts at the Wales International Academy of voice.  She studies regularly with Quentin Hayes and occasionally, Nelly Miricioiu.

Roles include Tosca for Opera Brava and OperaUpClose, Madame Butterfly for the Lambeth Orchestra, Park Opera and New Cornwall Opera, Norma for Aylesbury Opera, Suor Angelica with Lunchbreak Opera, Minnie (Fanciulla del West) for OperaUpClose, Dido (Dido and Aeneas) for Park Opera, Violetta (La Traviata) Candlelight Opera, Chelmsford Opera, New Cornwall Opera and New Devon Opera (Cover), Lady Macbeth (Macbeth) for Aylesbury Opera and Kennet Opera, Abigaile (Nabucco) for Kennet Opera, Elisabetta (Maria Stuarda) for Operatique and Mother (Hansel and Gretel). 

  Opera EXPERIENCE 

Hansel & Gretel   |   Mother   |   Lambeth Orchestra  |   English

 

Norma   |   Title Role   |   Aylesbury Opera  |   Italian

 

Suor Angelica   |   Title Role   |   Lunch break Opera  |   Italian

Tosca   |   Title Role   |   Opera Brava  |   English

Der Rosenkavalier (Excerpts)   |   Lambeth Orchestra  |   German

Nabbucco   |   Abigaille   |   Kennet Opera  |   English

Madame Butterfly   |   Title Role   |   Lambeth Orchestra  |   Italian

Tosca  |   Title Role  |   OperaUpClose (West end run)  |   English

Tosca   |   Title Role   |  OperaUpClose (Tour)  |   English

Madame Butterfly   |   Title Role   |   Park Opera  |   English

 

Macbeth   |   Lady Macbeth   |   Kennet Opera  |   English

Tosca   |   Title Role   |  OperaUpClose  |   English

La Fanciulla del West   |   Minnie   |   OperaUpClose  |   English

La Traviata   |  Violetta Valéry  |   Chelmsford Opera  |   English

Madame Butterfly  |   Title Role  |   New Cornwall Opera  |   English

Dido and Aneas   |   Dido   |   Park Opera  |   English

La Traviata   |   Violetta Valéry   |   Candlelight Opera  |   Italian

 

La Traviata   |   Violetta Valéry (Cover)  |   New Devon Opera  |   English

La Traviata   |   Violetta Valéry  |   New Cornwall Opera  |   English

 

Maria Stuarda   |   Elisabetta  |   Operatique  |   Italian

Hansel and Gretel   |   Mother   |  GSMD Schools project  |   English

 TraininG 

Teachers   |  Quentin Hayes   |  Nelly Miricioiu

Guildhall School of Music and Drama   |   Bachelor of Music

Royal College of Music   |   Graduate Diploma in Performance

 

Wales International Academy of Music   |   Master of Arts

 Special Skills 

Well its always worth being able to multi task and having a good cartwheel in your repertoire is pretty useful too! 

 

Many years of therapeutic music concerts and street performing have added a wealth of skills which I can use in the most formal settings and on the opera stage, connecting with audiences whilst dealing with even the most complex of situations, expected or otherwise!

 

Besides that, well, it often seems to raise a smile when people hear that I have a 1st Dan black-belt in Taekwondo and I have owned my own motorbike!

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