Olivia Warburton

  • Instrument Soprano
Olivia Warburton

Olivia Warburton is increasingly recognised as a captivating performer and versatile young artist on opera stages and in concert halls across the world. Born in the UK, she graduated from the Royal Academy of Music, London with first class honours and distinction, later studying at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln, the Mozarteum Salzburg and the Georg Solti Accademia. Most recently she was a young artist at the Deutsches Nationaltheater, Weimar.

A prize winner at the 1st International Haydn Competition in Vienna and Finalist in the 2022 Renata Tebaldi Competition, her wide ranging operatic repertoire includes Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Euridice in Haydn’s L’anima del Filosofo, Anne Frank in Frid’s Das Tagebuch der Anne Frank, Gretel in Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel, Fox in Janacek’s The Cunning Little Vixen, the Child in Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges, and Valetto in L’incoronazione di Poppea, the last under the baton of Jane Glover.

Olivia is a committed and passionate performer of contemporary music. Recent concert engagements include George Benjamin’s A Mind of Winter with the Gothenburg Symphony
Orchestra, John Adams’ Grand Pianola Music under the baton of the composer, and Songs and a Sea Interlude from Oliver Knussen’s Where the Wild Things Are with both the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the Tampere Filharmonia. In 2021 Olivia made her debut at the DNT Weimar in the world premiere of Stewart Copeland’s Electric Saint.

Performances of early music include Ernando in the modern day premiere of Venceslao at the Halle Handel Festival, and the title role in Handel’s Teseo at the London Handel Festival with La Nuova Musica. She has worked with leading harpsichordists and conductors including Laurence Cummings and Masaaki Suzuki on tour to the Lincoln Centre, New York, the Boston Early Music Festival, the Bach Festival, Leipzig and the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Paris.

A passionate recitalist, Olivia has appeared in recitals at Wigmore Hall, The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace and the Aldeburgh Festival. A Samling Artist and a Britten-Pears Young Artist, she is also the founder of Sunday at Six – an online concert series connecting audiences from around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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