Lauren Lodge-Campbell


British/Australian soprano Lauren Lodge-Campbell is based in London, where she was awarded both 2nd Prize and Audience Prize at the 2018 Handel Singing Competition. Lauren studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Janice Chapman and Yvonne Kenny, and at the Queensland Conservatorium, Australia, with Margaret Schindler. Lauren is a member of the 9th edition of Le Jardin des Voix, the young artist programme of William Christie’s Les Arts Florissants.

At the Guildhall School Lauren was the winner of the Susan Longfield Prize and the Franz Schubert Institut Lieder Competition. The latter awarded her a full scholarship to study at the Franz Schubert Institut in Baden, Austria. Lauren was the winner of the inaugural Cheltenham Bach Choir Competition, the Schubert Society Song Prize at the London Song Festival, and a Semi Finalist in the Wigmore Hall/Kohn Foundation International Song Competition with duo partner, Michael Sikich.

Opera roles include Serpetta, Mozart, La Finta Giardiniera (Les Arts Florissants, William Christie); Minerva, Monteverdi, Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria (Pinchgut Opera, Erin Helyard); Princess, Peter Maxwell Davies, The Hogboon (London Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle); Venus, John Blow, Venus and Adonis, Amore, Monteverdi, Il ballo delle ingrate (Brighton Early Music Festival, Deborah Roberts); Gretel, Humperdinck, Hansel and Gretel (Iford Arts, Michael Waldron); Tante Friedelena, Bach, The Great Passion (Dartington International Festival, Robert Howarth); Ensemble, Monteverdi, The Return of Ulysses (Royal Opera House, Roundhouse, Christian Curnyn); Vixen, Janáček, The Cunning Little Vixen, Drusilla, Monteverdi, L’incoronazione di Poppea, Cherubino, Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro, A Woman/The Plaint, Purcell, The Fairy Queen (all Queensland Conservatorium); Lauretta, Puccini, Gianni Schicchi (Sound Thinking Summer School).

Recent concert engagements include Handel Brockes Passion (Arcangelo, Wigmore Hall); a recital of Handel arias (Southbank Sinfonia, London Handel Festival); Handel Messiah (London Handel Orchestra); Bach St Matthew Passion (Dartington International Festival); Bach B Minor Mass (Cheltenham Bach Choir); Bach Cantatas 71, 76, 129, 172 (Tilford Bach Society); Bach Christmas Oratorio; Schubert Mass in G; Rutter Magnificat. Lauren performed as a soloist with the Queensland Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra and was a member of the Guildhall Consort, most recently performing Vivaldi Juditha Triumphans with the Venice Baroque Orchestra at the Barbican Hall.

A keen recitalist, Lauren has performed in recital at Wigmore Hall, Barbican Hall, Leicester International Music Festival, Foundling Museum, London Song Festival, LSO St Luke’s and the Holywell Music Room, Oxford. A member of the Guildhall Song Guild directed by Graham Johnson OBE, Lauren has participated in masterclasses with such artists as Roger Vignoles, Julius Drake, Elly Ameling, Richard Stokes, Dame Emma Kirkby and Dame Felicity Lott.

Lauren is grateful for the generous support from the Carpenters' Company (Henry Osborne Award), the Australia Day Foundation UK Trust, the Kathleen Trust, the Carne Trust, and the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University.

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