‘Of Life and Love’ – Soprano Rose Johnson
Fri June 16 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm BST| £12.00
Accomplished Soprano and Operatic performer Rose has recently completed her studies at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, supported by our bursary programme . She was awarded first place in the Vocal Department Prize and in the Mario Lanza Opera prize.
Her ‘Emerging Artist’ recital will feature Schumanns Frauenliebe und Leben and will reveal her passion for spreading the joys of music to all in the stunning setting of Stanton Guildhouse
Accompanist: Henry Reavey
There will be a short interval and refreshments served after the concert on the outdoor terrace.
Note there will be a second Soprano recital starting at 4:30 if you wish to make an afternoon of it!
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Rose Johnson is a Soprano based in Birmingham who has recently come to the end of her studies at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. She recently achieved a Distinction in both her Advanced Performance Diploma (APD) and Masters.
Through her studies Rose was generously supported in her studies by The Headley scholarship, Sophies Silver Lining Fund and the Broadway Arts fund.
During her time at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Rose was awarded first place in the Vocal Department Prize and in the Mario Lanza Opera prize. She was also been awarded second place in the 2022 Ashleyan Opera Prize and third place in the Edward Brooks English Song Prize. In 2021, she received second place in the Edward Brooks Lieder Prize.
Rose thoroughly enjoys bringing complex and interesting female characters to life. During 2022, Rose had the privilege of bringing the role of ‘Sarah Roberts’ to life in Stephen Mcneff’s Banished, one of her most enjoyable and challenging roles to date. Previous roles at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire include; ‘Fiordiligi’ Cosi Fan Tutte (Mozart), ‘Ariadne’ Ariadne auf Naxos (Strauss), ‘Miss Spink’ Coraline(Mark-Anthony Turnage), ‘Mélisande’ Pelléas et Mélisande(Debussy), ‘Miranda’ The Enchanted Island (Jeremy Sams) and ‘Donna Elvira’ Don Giovanni (Mozart).
Outside of RBC, Rose sang and recorded Chorus with the BBC National Chorus of Wales on their project ‘The Song of Songs’ by Walter Arlen with the English Symphony Orchestra. She also recently gave a recital in the Jennifer Blackwell Performance Space at Symphony Hall, Birmingham.
Rose’s performance highlights include; Learning and rehearsing the role of ‘Confidante’ from Strauss’ Elektra with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (unfortunately, this wasn’t performed due to COVID), performing as a vocalist with the BBCNOW in the first ever BBC Relaxed Prom and singing in the Chorus of Tosca at the Abu Dhabi Festival.
Since graduating with the Anthony Cross memorial prize for her excellent degree results, Rose has continued her singing lessons with Amanda Roocroft and been auditioning nationally. Alongside this she has become the first ever Opera Outreach Officer for the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and is looking forward to bringing in a new and diverse audiences to Opera. Rose also teaches on programmes in Birmingham and Coventry and is passionate about spreading music to everyone regardless of who they are. She is thrilled to be back in Worcestershire where it all started with her fantastic duo partner Henry Reavey to perform for you today.
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