Camilla Seale


Praised for her ‘unaffected simplicity’ (Classical Source) and ‘velvety mezzo’ timbres (The Telegraph), British mezzo-soprano, Camilla Seale, made her operatic debut at Buxton International Festival as Prince Charming in Viardot’s Cendrillon before joining the Glyndebourne Festival Opera Chorus the following season. For 2023-24, she is a Young Artist on the Global Talent Programme at the National Opera Studio.

She graduated with Distinction from a Masters / Artist Diploma at RNCM, where she studied under Jane Irwin and Michael Harper. There, she was the First Prize recipient of the Betty Bannerman Award for French Song, the Brigitte Fassbaender Award for Lieder and the Creative Innovator Award. Most recently, she was awarded First Prize at the Sir John Maddison Opera Award, Third Prize at the Concours international de chant baroque de Froville and was a semi-finalist at the Kathleen Ferrier Awards.

Recent concert highlights include Emily Howard’sThrenos at the Wigmore Hall, Schumann’s Liederkreis Op.39 at the Manchester Song Festival and oratorio repertoire including Bach’s Weihnachtsoratorium and Duruflé’s Requiem. She is a member of the 2024 Wigmore Hall French Song Exchange curated by Felicity Lott, and performs baroque repertoire regularly with Musica Antica Rotherhithe in London and across the UK.

Her other operatic roles include creating Bella in Tom Smail’sBlue Electric (Tête à Tête; Playground Theatre); Cherubino Le nozze di Figaro (RNCM); Mrs. Nolan in Menotti’s The Medium (RNCM); Mary in John Tavener’s Mary of Egypt (King’s College Chapel, Cambridge); Madam By-Ends and Madam Bubble The Pilgrim’s Progress (BYO) and scenes as Olga, Fox, Don Ettore, Dorabella, Sesto, Idamante, Angelina, Hermia, Hel, Hänsel and Medée (WNO, Opera North, Glyndebourne, RNCM).

Camilla came to music at an early age, signing with the cross-over group, Angelis, under Sony BMG. Before training at RNCM, she read English at Girton College, Cambridge and then Social Inequality at LSE.

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