BIOGRAPHY

Soprano Carrie-Ann Williams graduated in summer 2018 from The Royal Academy Opera under the tutelage of Elizabeth Ritchie and Ingrid Surgenor.

Operatic roles include: The Fox: Janácek’s The Cunning Little Vixen, Anna Maurrant: Weill’s Street Scene, (with Birmingham Conservatoire) Sãvitri: Holst’s Sãvitri, Miss Wingrave: Britten’s Owen Wingrave (both BYO) Alcina: Handel’s Alcina, Lucy: Weill’s Die Dreigroschenoper and Donna Anna: Mozart’s Don Giovanni (all with RAO). In summer 2018, Carrie-Ann joined the Glyndebourne chorus for their 2018 season performing in Madama Butterfly, Der Rosenkavalier, Saul and Vanessa, She also covered the role of Kate Pinkerton in Puccini: Madama Butterfly and a Noble Orphan in Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier.

As a Soloist, Carrie-Ann has had several opportunities and has performed many oratorio works across the country, recent work includes: Mozart: Exsultate, Jubilate, Mendelssohn: Elijah, Dvořák; Stabat Mater, Handel: Messiah, Haydn: Creation and Brahms: Requiem.

Carrie-Ann’s highlights include her soloist debut June 2016 at The Royal Festival Hall performing the soprano solo for Mahler: Symphony No.2 conducted by Semyon Bychkov, she was also a member of The Young Singer Project with Salzburg Festival 2017 and she made her Debut at Grange Park Opera in 2016 performing the role of Tebaldo in Verdi’s Don Carlo.

Carrie-Ann has had much success in competitions, including The Mario Lanza Operatic Prize, the John Ireland Prize, the Ashleyan Opera Prize, the Stuart Cameron Smith American Song Prize, the St Clare Barfield Operatic Distinction Rose Bowl Award and was awarded audience and runner up for the Clonter Opera Prize 2018.

Future highlights include the role of Maria Bertram in Jonathan Dove's Chamber opera Mansfield Park with Opera South, and covering Erste Dame in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte for Glyndebourne summer season 2019.

Carrie-Ann is generously supported by Karaviotis Scholarship, Sainsbury Award, Help Musicians UK Sybil Tutton Award and Countess of Munster Musical Trust.