Kemeny Soprano

Louise Kemeny
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Louise Kemény is a graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and a former Britten-Pears Young Artist. She is a recipient of the Ian Smith of Stornoway Opera Prize, Basil A. Turner Prize, Joaninha Trust Prize and David Goldman Award. Her recent operatic engagements include her house debut at Zurich Opera House in a staged production of Monteverdi Madrigals, at Opéra de Lille as Helena ('A Midsummer Night's Dream'), her return to the Händelfestspiele Karlsruhe as Seleuce ('Tolomeo'), and to Theater Bonn in the title role of Agrippina. Between 2018 and 2020, she was an ensemble member at the Bonn Opera, where she performed roles such as Pamina ('The Magic Flute'), Gretel ('Hansel and Gretel'), Sophie ('Der Rosenkavalier'), Susanna ('Le Nozze di Figaro'), Romilda ('Xerxes') and Marzelline ('Fidelio'). Other operatic engagements include Tytania ('A Midsummer Night's Dream') and Jano ('Jenufa') for Scottish Opera, Barbarina ('Le nozze di Figaro') for De Nationale Opera Amsterdam, Teofane ('Ottone') for English Touring Opera and Poppea ('Agrippina') for Iford Arts. Louise Kemény has also taken leading roles in new operas - Woman ('Unknown Position'), Girl ('Bonesong', Kate Whitley) and Wife ('Nauset', Joel Rust) - which have received critical acclaim. In June 2023, she makes her house and role debut as Sifare in Mozart's 'Mitridate' at Garsington Opera.

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