Biography



Natalie trained at English National Opera on the Baylis Programme and the Preparatory Opera Course at the Royal Academy of Music, London. Highly commended in the Isabel Jay Operatic Prize at RAM, Natalie was also finalist in Towyn Roberts Operatic Prize on Channel 4 Wales.

Natalie was awarded the Young Artist Grange Park Opera Scholarship covering the roles of Olga in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin and Polina in The Queen of Spades. Natalie returned the following year to play Sister Claire in Les Dialogues des Carmelites and to cover Madelon in Fortunio before singing the role of Vittoria in The Gondoliers for G&S Company later that Summer.

Roles at RAM and ENO Baylis include Mercedes, Dorabella, Suzuki, Didon, Olga, Romeo, Annio, Hansel and Leonora when training with Opera School Wales under David Syrus (ROH). Natalie has completed four seasons as a Young Artist at Wexford
Festival Opera.

Working extensively on the concert platform, recent performances as alto soloist have included the Mozart Missa Brevis recorded for BBC Radio 4 and Vivaldi's Gloria at   St. James' Piccadilly. Natalie has given recitals at music festivals including ‘Point’ with Griff Rhys Jones featured on BBC Wales, the Dylan Thomas Festival, Swansea Festival of Music and Flowers, St.David’s Cathedral Artswave Festival, Dinas Powys Festival and the Machynlleth International Music Festival.

Highlights of 2015/2016  include covering the role of Hansel for the Pimlott Foundation, Barena Girl in Jenufa at Scottish Opera, Alisa in Lucia di Lammermoor and Blanche in Louise at the Buxton Festival,  Andrea Chenier at Opera North and Flora in La Traviata for Clonter Opera.