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Lisa Jenkinson Swayne - Soprano

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About Lisa Jenkinson Swayne - Soprano

Lisa Jenkinson Swayne started singing at an early age, but it was with the National Youth Choir of Great Britain that she really began to hone her craft. After school she studied Opera at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, after which she moved to London and started singing professionally with many different companies and choirs. In 2012 she completed the ENO Operaworks course and it was through that she met Graeme Danby who quickly became her mentor and teacher.  


Oratorio Solo repertoire includes, Will Todd's Mass In Blue, Verdi’s Requiem, Haydn’s Creation, Bach’s Magnificat, Rutter’s Magnificat, Vaughan Williams’ A Sea Symphony, Poulenc's Gloria, Elgar’s Music Makers, Handel’s Messiah, Mendlessohn’s Elijah, Faure’s Requiem, Bach’s St John Passion, Brahms’ Deutsches Requiem, Handel’s Samson and Carl Orff's Carmina Burana. She has also performed the female solos for Video Games Live with the RSNO and at the International Symposium for Performance Scientists in Auckland.

Operatic roles include Tatyana (Eugene Onegin) and Diana (Orpheus in the Underworld), both with Kentish Opera, and The May Queen (Merrie England) and Marie (Peter The Great), both with Opera South. Ensemble work includes Norma, The Cunning Little Vixen, Tosca and The Love For Three Oranges, all with Grange Park Opera; Carousel, Macbeth and The Flying Dutchman with Opera North; The Pirates of Penzance, Ines de Castro, Orfeo ed Euridice, Jenufa, Il Trovatore and Carmen with Scottish Opera. 


As well as singing, Lisa is a mother of twins and a teaching assistant at a local primary school. .

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