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Carole Irvine

Soprano & Voice Teacher


Carole Irvine was born in Scotland and studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama where she won many of the major prizes including the Governors' Recital Prize. She has worked extensively both on the concert platform as well as on the operatic stage. 
Carole began her career working with the chorus of La Scala, Milan and then spent some time with both Glyndebourne Festival Opera and Glyndebourne Touring Opera. Whilst working there she understudied the role of 'Zena' in Katya Kabanova and was soloist in The Royal Gala Performance in extracts from Mozart's Idomeneo. Since then she has sung the role of ‘Hermia’ with Broomhill Opera and Dido and Aeneas with the London Festival Orchestra in the UK and in Delphi, Greece. She has also performed the role of 'Hansel' in Hansel and Gretel at the Queen Elizabeth Hall and 'Meg Page' in Falstaff at Holland Park and Frasquita in Carmen at Richmond Theatre.
Carole is an accomplished performer in contemporary music and had sung the role of 'Madame Popova' in Walton's The Bear for Jigsaw Music Theatre. She has created roles in several productions of the Scottish composer Alasdair Nicolson including the 'Narrator' in The Ballad of Bulbous Sniff at the Purcell Room, ‘Catalyst’ in Lanark at the Edinburgh Festival, 'Maria' and 'The Clown' in Cat Man’s Tale which toured the UK and the leading role in his opera Ice at the People's Palace in London, and in the Mother in Opera Circus' production, Arcane. 
On the concert platform she has performed both as a recitalist and in oratorio including Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Beethoven's Mass in C with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Opera Gala performances with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and soprano soloist with the LSO in Nicolson’s Four Tales of Enchantment. Carole has broadcast on both radio and television and recorded a solo recital for BBC Radio Scotland.

7 Scots Songs (excerpt) by John Maxwell GeddesCarole Irvine
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Voice Teacher 

For over twenty years Carole has been inspiring young singers in a variety of styles from musical theatre to classical and opera. She has been a member of visiting teaching staff at Eton College, Caterham School, Eltham College, St John’s School, Leatherhead and Goldsmiths College, University of London.

Education work has included projects with ENO Baylis, Trinity College of Music (Soundscapes), TAG Theatre Company and the City of London Sinfonia.

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