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Louise Wayman – Soprano

Louise WaymanLouise studied at Birmingham Conservatoire with Christine Cairns, winning prizes for oratorio, English song, lieder and opera as well as the Conservatoire Singing Prize, the Doris Newton Music Club Prize and the BMus Prize for Outstanding Achievement.

Opera credits include Amore in Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea, Papagena in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Adina in scenes from Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore, Micaëla in Bizet’s Carmen, Belinda in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Giannetta in L’Elisir d’Amore by Donizetti and Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni.

Other theatrical work has included providing incidental music for European tours of two plays, Escorial by Josse de Pauw and Bloed en Rozen by Guy Cassiers and Tom Lanoye, and singing music composed for her in Johan Leysen’s musical theatre piece Trauerzeit. She has also worked with Talking Birds and the Orchestra of the Swan on their children’s operas Troy Story and Ant & Cleo the Musical.

Louise is a keen oratorio soloist, highlights include Mozart’s C Minor Mass, Bach’s Cantatas 199 Mein Herz schwimmt im Blut and 51 Jauchzet Gott, Haydn’s Nelson Mass, Brahms’ Deutsches Requiem and modern works by Cecilia McDowall and Rick Birley.

She was a finalist in the 2012 Maureen Lehane Vocal Awards and a semi-finalist in the 2013 Jack Donnelly Memorial Mozart Singing Competition and London Bach Society Singing Competition. Louise appears as the soloist on the disc Odes, Songs, Sonatas &c by the Musical and Amicable Society, led by Martin Perkins. Louise is looking forward commencing her studies at the Wales International Academy of Voice with Dennis O’Neill in September.