Hope Lavelle

Bio

Hope is a London-based Lyric Coloratura Soprano, raised in the picturesque Constable Country of Suffolk. She is lauded for her rich, shimmering tones, her dramaturgy, her sensitivity as an artist and her sophisticated recital programming.

She began singing at the early age of eight and frequently participated in local concerts and festivals of Music and Drama. She was also a member of the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain. In 2006, Hope was awarded a Music Scholarship to Amberfield School and was awarded the Banfield Cup for Music in her final year. It was during her school years that she developed an interest in Theatre; exploring aspects of and performing in both acting and directing roles in Contemporary Theatre and Shakespeare productions. Being partially raised in Phoenix, Arizona also developed an innate love of American Repertoire, both of which have followed her into her career.

From the ages of eight to seventeen, she was taught singing by Julia Parrott before studying withAnthea Parashchak when she was eighteen. She is currently studying at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance with Teresa Cahill, Lynton Atkinson and Alistair Young. During her time at Trinity Laban, Hope has partaken in Masterclasses with Rita Susovsky and Gidon Saks, and has performed in a Concert and Masterclass with David Gowland and the Royal Opera House Jette Parker Young Artists. She was also the winner of the 2018 Lillian Ash French Song Competition, along with pianist Claire Habbershaw, awarded by Roger Vignoles. She is currently working towards the role of “the Female Chorus” in Benjamin Britten’s “The Rape of Lucretia” for Trinity Laban’s Summer Opera.

In March 2018, Hope was delighted to partake in celebrations for the launch of Trinity Laban’s “Venus Blazing”, a celebration of female composers, by recording ‘Anne Boleyn’ from Libby Larsen’s Song Cycle: ‘Try Me, Good King!”, along with pianist Claire Habbershaw.

In September 2013, at the age of seventeen, Hope was accepted on to the BMus(Hons) programme in the School of Vocal Studies and Opera at the Royal Northern College of Music, where she studied until 2014. During which time, she performed in Michael Tippett’s “A Child Of Our Time” with the RNCM Symphony Chorus at The Bridgewater Hall.

During their Summer Season of 2015, Hope was honoured to work with Opéra de Baugé, singing in the chorus of both productions and covering ‘Despina’ in their production of Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte”. She was awarded the Gil Rodriguez Scholarship for contribution to the season.

In March 2017, Hope was delighted to have been awarded Second Prize at the final of the Courtney Kenny Award, given by the Association of English Singers and Speakers, receiving glowing feedback from the Judges.

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