Mezzo-soprano Georgia Mae Bishop (accompanied by Ian Pace, piano) presents a recital of 20th century French and American song, including settings of W.B. Yeats, John Masefield, and Ravel's charming song cycle on words by Jules Renard, Histoires naturelles.
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Rebecca Clarke, The Seal Man; Down by the Salley Gardens
Lili Boulanger, Attent; Dans l’immense tristesse
Maurice Ravel, Histoires naturelles
Charles Ives, Songs my Mother taught me; Luck and Work; Premonitions; Mirage; Memories; Autumn; Tom sails away; To Edith; Ann Street; The things our Father loved
Georgia Mae Bishop, mezzo-soprano
Ian Pace, piano
Described as "a performer with a strong vocal personality and stage presence" (Opera magazine), mezzo-soprano Georgia Mae Bishop was recently an Emerging Artist with the Institute of Young Dramatic Voices led by Dolora Zajick. In the 2020/2021 season Georgia made her role debut as Flosshilde in Birmingham Opera Company’s production of Das Rheingold at Birmingham Symphony Hall, she was an Alvarez Young Artist with Garsington Opera for the 2021 and 2018 seasons, covering Annina in Der Rosenkavalier and Mistress Quickly in Falstaff respectively. She was also a Young Artist at Opera Holland Park for the 2019 season, performing the role of Madame Arvidson in YA performances of Un ballo in maschera.
Born in Jersey, Georgia is a recent graduate of the Opera Course at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, where her roles included Zita in Gianni Schicchi, Madame de Croissy in Dialogues des Carmélites, and Vera Boronel in The Consul. She was the winner of the Chartered Surveyors Competition, 2nd prize winner at the Wagner Society Singing Competition and a recipient of an Opera Awards bursary. Prior to this she studied at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.
Georgia made her Barbican Hall debut with the LSO as alto soloist in Schumann’s Scenes from Goethe’s Faust, and her Royal Festival Hall debut as the soloist in a performance of Ustvolskaya's Symphony no.4 with the LPO. Other concert highlights include; Brahms' Alto Rhapsody, Elgar's Sea Pictures (Canterbury Symphony Orchestra), alto semi-chorus soloist in Elijah, (St John’s Smith Square), Berio's Folk Songs (Southbank Centre), Verdi's Messa da Requiem, Handel's Messiah, and The Apostles (Ely Cathedral).
Georgia is incredibly grateful to The Worshipful Company of Weavers, The Steel Charitable Trust, The One Foundation, The Paul Brown Charitable Trust, The Opera Awards, The John Lobb Trust, The John Hosier Trust and the Drapers Company who supported her during her studies.