Bethany Horak-Hallet


British mezzo-soprano Bethany Horak-Hallett read Music at Leeds University and completed her training at Trinity Laban Conservatoire. She was a finalist in the 2020 Cesti Competition at the Innsbruck Festival, won Second Prize in the 2021 Handel Singing Competition. She has been Rising Star of the Enlightenment and a Samling Artist.

Bethany’s opera engagements have included Dorabella Così fan Tutte for Garsington Opera, Kitchen Boy Rusalka for Glyndebourne Festival Opera and the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester / Robin Ticciati as well as Žena Katya Kabanova at Glyndebourne.

On the concert platform she has appeared with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment singing Bach, Handel and Haydn directed by Steven Devine, John Butt and Mark Padmore. She made her BBC Proms début with the Monteverdi Choir / Sir John Eliot Gardiner singing Handel Dixit Dominus, has joined theRoyal Northern Sinfonia / Dinis Sousa, toured with Holland Baroque, sang Bach and Handel with the Academy of Ancient Music, Handel and Mozart arias with Southern Sinfonia Baroque and has appeared with the English Chamber Orchestra and The Instruments of Time and Truth.

Amongst Bethany’s films and recordings are Cupid in John Eccles Semele with the Academy of Ancient Music / Julian Perkins, Bach and Telemann for OAEPlayer and Messiah for the Voces8 Foundation Live from London festival.

Updated: 29/09/2023

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