A B O U T

Versatile Soprano Verity Bramson has been praised for her “impressive coloratura and... vivid communication” as well as her “natural stage awareness” and “innate musicality”.

   
Operatic roles include Gretel 'Hansel and Gretel' and Novice ‘Suor Angelica’ (Opera in the Meantime),  Second Woman 'Dido and Aeneas' and Amore/ Damigella ‘L'Incoronazione di Poppea’ (Ensemble Orquesta), Miss Wordsworth ‘Albert Herring’ and Zerlina ‘Don Giovanni’ (scenes), Andrea 'Jerry Springer the Opera' (CUOS) and two world premieres: Tiger in Kate Whitley's ‘Paws and Padlocks’ for Blackheath Halls Children's Opera and Elizabeth Barnsley in Stephen McNeff’s ‘Banished’ directed by Elaine Kidd and conducted by Jessica Cottis.         

Verity has performed at venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, St John’s Smith Square, Minack Theatre and Birmingham Symphony Hall. Concert repertoire as a soloist  includes Mozart ‘Mass in C Minor’ and ‘Coronation Mass’, Chilcott ‘Requiem’ Mozart, Handel  'Saul' and ‘Messiah’, and Bach ‘St Matthew Passion’.   

 

Passionate about chamber music, recent performances include Britten’s ‘Les Illuminations’ with the London Meridian Players at a number of London venues including  St James's Piccadilly, and as part of the Seeklang Festival, Switzerland, André Previn’s ‘Four Songs for Soprano, ‘cello and piano’ and Shostakovich ‘Seven Romances on poems by Alexander Blok’ with the award-winning Tamesis Piano Trio, and Villa-Lobos ‘Bacchianas Brasilieras’ under the direction of cellist David Cohen.      

 

A regular performer of classical crossover repertoire, in the 2017 season Verity joined the company of Thursford Christmas Spectacular as an ensemble member and step-out soloist. She has appeared on 'Michael McIntyre's Big Show' and performed with acclaimed duo Belle Voci, finalists in The Voice UK 2018.

Born in Malvern, Worcestershire, Verity studied at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance, where she gained Distinction in Vocal Studies under the tutelage of Sophie Grimmer and Patricia Rozario OBE, and Cambridge University where she gained an honours degree in Music alongside a choral scholarship with the Choir of Sidney Sussex College. She has participated in masterclasses with John Graham-Hall, Richard Berkeley-Steele, Ubaldo Fabbri, Ron Morris and Alison Wells. Her postgraduate studies were generously supported by the William Gibbs Educational Trust as a scholar at St. John’s Hyde Park.    

Verity continues her studies privately with Dr Jenevora Williams. She is in demand as a singing teacher herself in London and the south east, and from spring 2019 will begin an MA in Voice Pedagogy in partnership with the University of Wales and Voiceworkshop.


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© 2019 by Verity Bramson.