Jessica Cale


Welsh Soprano, Jessica Cale, is the 2020 First Prize winner of the Kathleen Ferrier Awards and Joint Audience prize winner at the London Handel Festival International Singing Competition. In 2022, Jessica made her European and house debut at Teatro La Fenice playing 2nd Niece in Britten’s Peter Grimes in addition to making her role and festival debut as Susanna in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro for Waterperry Opera Festival.

Jessica is a graduate of the Royal College of Music International Opera Studio with an Artist Diploma in Opera and a Master of Performance with distinction. Jessica’s operatic roles whilst at the RCM include Rodelinda (Handel); Flaminia (Haydn’s Il mondo della luna)Susan (Berkeley’s A Dinner Engagement) and Second Bridesmaid (Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro). Jessica has also performed Despina (Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte) and Serpetta (Mozart’s The Garden of Disguises) for Ryedale Festival Opera. Royal College of Music Opera Scenes include Blanche (Dialogues des Carmelites, Poulenc); Juliette (Romeo et Juliette, Gounod); Poppea (L’incoronazione de Poppea, Monteverdi); Tina (Flight, Dove); Musetta (La Boheme, Puccini); and Melisande (Pelleas et Melisande, Debussy). Jessica has participated in Masterclasses at the RCM with Dame Ann Murray, Gerald Finley, Edith Wiens and Roger Vignoles.

On the concert platform, Jessica has performed under the batons of Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Paul McCreesh, Harry Christophers, Jonathan Cohen, Christian Curnyn, Ian Page and Brian Kay. Recent notable concert highlights have included Jessica’s debut at the Wigmore Hall and Cadogan Hall with The Mozartists, Porpora and Handel at Bilbao’s Musika Música Festival with Arcangelo, Handel’s Apollo e Dafne at the London Handel Festival, Handel’s Messiah at the Royal Albert Hall and Mendelssohn’s Elijah at the Berlin Philharmoniker. Jessica has performed as soprano soloist for recordings with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment of Bach’s St John Passion alongside Gerald Finley and Mark Padmore, and ‘Telling Tales with Telemann’ alongside Tabea Debus. Jessica is proud to be an Associate Artist of The Mozartists, performing regularly with the group under the direction of Ian Page and participating in their educational outreach projects.

Upcoming performances for Jessica include Britten’s Les Illuminations in Lithuania, Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Purcell’s King Arthur for Paul McCreesh and the Gabrieli Consort.

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