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Lauren Lea Fielder – Soprano

Picture of Lauren Lea FielderLauren is coming to the end of her second year studying for a Masters of Solo Performance and Opera at the esteemed Royal Northern College of Music under the tuition of Mary Plazas, one of the UK’s leading sopranos, with whom she has been training for the last 6 years.

At the age of 26, Lauren is a young potential dramatic soprano and Dame Eva Turner Scholarship Award Winner (2013) and has competed in the final six of the Frederic Cox Award Competition Concert in January 2012 and the final five in 2013 at the RNCM. In April 2013, Lauren was incredibly grateful to win The Musicians Benevolent Fund Maidment Scholarship Award.

She has sung in other competitions such as the Royal Northern College Of Music’s Chris Petty English Song Prize and the Bessie Cronshaw / Frost Brownson Song Cycle Competition, singing Roger Quilter’s Four Songs at the Royal Northern College Of Music and was awarded Music Maker Of The Year award in 2007 in Nottingham which was followed by a recital hosted by the Carlton Male Voice Choir.

Lauren is a keen recitalist and over the years has performed in Germany as part of a music tour of Xanten. She was asked to perform for NCN Clarendon College Nottingham Graduation, Shakespeare Day of Song at the RNCM and a Masterclass with American dramatic soprano Christine Brewer.

Other performance credits include: the role of Mrs Buckingham (Errand Boy) in the Leeds College of Music production of the Opera A Dinner Engagement by Lennox Berkeley; chorus member as part of the production Hansel and Gretel arranged by John Longstaff and the role of Lemonia in the opera Ten Belles Without a Ring, a French comedy in English by Suppé.

Lauren has performed in many operatic scenes throughout her training by diverse composers including Rossini, Offenbach, Berlioz, Gluck, Donizetti and Mozart including opera scenes at the RNCM of Mozart’s Idomeneo, title role as part of the quartet scene in the final act of Elektra and Donna Anna in the Masquerade scene, Don Giovanni.

At the end of 2012 Lauren performed works by Mahler and Stephen McNeff with the Warrington Youth Wind Orchestra and covered the role of Giunone, a goddess, in Monteverdi’s Opera Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria at the RNCM.

Most recently in celebration of the Benjamin Britten Day of Song Lauren played the roles of Miss Jessel in The Turn of the Screw and Female Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia.