biography

Siân Cameron is a lyric mezzo known for her clear, warm timbre and strong stage presence.

 

She is a graduate of Dennis O’Neill’s highly acclaimed Wales International Academy of Voice where her studies were supported by the Fidelio Trust and the Drapers Charitable Fund. A music graduate of Bristol University, Siân was awarded a HRH Prince of Wales Award from the Arts Council of Wales to further her vocal training at the Royal Academy of Music with Anne Howells and Audrey Hyland. At the Academy Sian was a recipient of the John Lewis Award and the Warne Award. She is also a Britten-Pears scholar, having studied English Song with Sir Thomas Allen at the Aldeburgh Festival. She now studies with Leah Marian Jones.
 

For Welsh National Opera she recently covered the role of Cherubino in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro and covered Jade in Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking. She was also booked to cover the role of Penelope in Il ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria by Monteverdi for Longborough Festival Opera this year, along with several concerts which were cancelled.
 

Other roles include Olympia in workshops for The Sandman by Laura Bowler ROH2, Sesto in La Clemenza di Tito at the Teatro Manoel, Valletta, Malta, Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte for Dubrovnik Summer Opera, Zweite Dame for La Fabrique Opera, Val de Loire, Cherubino for PopUp/Kilden Theatre, Kristiansand, Norway, Guilio Cesare at the Bloomsbury  Festival, opposite Ailish Tynan as Cleopatra, conducted by Richard Hetherington, Giovanna Seymour (cover) for Longborough Festival Opera, Sesto (cover) in Guilio Cesare for Bury Court Opera, Marian in Hood for the Opera Story, Suzuki in Madame Butterfly, Eliza in My Fair Lady and Olga in Eugene Onegin at Rhosygilwen, Carmen for Riverside Opera London, Tisbe in La Cenerentola and Zerlina in Don Giovanni (OperaUpClose and Head First Productions), Carry-Ann in The Imposter (Live Music Now Ireland) Zweite Dame in Die Zauberflöte (Hampstead Garden Opera), the title role in Mignon by Thomas, Hermia in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Dido (Dido and Aeneas), Woodpecker (The Cunning Little Vixen), Lucilla (La Scala di Seta) Rossini for Opera Holloway.
 

Siân was the soloist with the Estonian ensemble, Resonabilis at the Vale of Glamorgan Festival in 2010 with further performances in Tallinn and Helsinki. In 2012 she was a semi-finalist in the International Baroque Opera Competition in Innsbruck. She was also a soloist an Opera Gala at the Wales Millennium Centre alongside Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Dennis O’Neill. Siân was an artist on the Live Music Now scheme for six years and is Vocal Coach for Welsh National Youth Opera.

Promoters please note: if you wish to include a biography in a concert programme etc, please contact Siân Cameron to ensure you receive the most up to date version: siancameron@hotmail.com

 

repertoire

Opera (roles performed)

Mozart - CherubinoLe Nozze di Figaro                 

Mozart - SestoLa Clemenza di Tito                     

Mozart - Zweite DameDie Zauberflöte                       

Mozart - DorabellaCosi fan tutte                               

Mozart - ZerlinaDon Giovanni                                

Humperdinck - HanselHänsel und Gretel  (Eng)           

Rossini - Tisbe - La Cenerentola                                

Rossini - LucillaLa scala di seta

Handel - Guilio CesareGuilio Cesare

Bizet - CarmenCarmen  (Eng)

Britten - HermiaA Midsummer Night’s dream

Rossini/Barnard - Jennifer/The Creator -  My Perfect World 

O’Hara - AnimalsThe Merman King                           

Thomas - MignonMignon (Scenes)

Tchaikovsky - OlgaEugene Onegin (Eng)

Howard - MarianHood


 

In preparation.....

Debussy - MélisandePelléas et Mélisande

Rossini - RosinaIl Barbiere di Siviglia

Donizetti - Giovanna SeymourAnna Bolena

Handel - SestoGiulio Cesare

Handel - RuggieroAlcina

Strauss - OctavianDer Rosenkavalier

Bizet - MercedesCarmen

Barber - EricaVanessa

Massenet - Charlotte - Werther

Musical Theatre performed

Eliza Doolittle - My Fair Lady - Lerner and Loewe

 

Oratorio performed

Beethoven - Missa Solemnis   

Duruflé - Requiem           

Dvořák - Mass in D       

Dvák - Biblical Songs

Elgar - Elijah               

Fauré - Requiem          

Handel - Messiah         

Handel - Dixit Dominus   

Haydn - Nelson Mass   

Mozart - Requiem       

Mozart - Coronation Mass 

Rossini - Petite Messe Solennelle 

Vivaldi - Gloria           

SIÂN CAMERON - MEZZO-SOPRANO

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