British mezzo, Camilla Bull is currently based in Germany, though hails originally from the Isle of Wight. She is building a reputation as a strong singing actor, with critical acclaim for both male and female roles. Her broad repertoire and belief in music’s power to breach societal boundaries has led her to fascinating (though often unusual) venues, and allowed for the opportunity to create theatre with colleagues from a myriad of backgrounds.
Camilla studied singing at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, under Annette Thompson and was chosen to represent GSMD in the chorus of the Aldeburgh Festival’s production of The Rake’s Progress, under the baton of Martyn Brabbins and director Neil Bartlett. It was Camilla’s first experience of performing in an opera and the art form’s truly spectacular combination of drama, music and vocal challenges sparked her passion for the art form.
In 2012, Camilla was picked to take part in the Opera Works programme with English National Opera – working with Marcello Magni, founder of Complicité, Christian Curnyn, John Berry and performance opportunities on the ENO stage and venues such as the National Portrait Gallery.
Since graduating, she has worked across the UK and Europe – including music festivals in Ponte de Lima (Portugal) and Anghiari (Italy), Gut Immling (Germany) and with UK companies; Opera South East Orpheus/Gluck’s Orpheus and Euridice, Scarlet Opera Polinesso/Ariodante, Bury Court Opera Maddalena/ Rigoletto, Mercedes/cover Carmen/ Carmen for Opera Up Close at the Soho Theatre and Isabella in L’Italiana in Algeri / Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel with Pop Up Opera. Camilla has also appeared with Grange Park Opera in Eugene Onegin, Queen of Spades and I Puritani and joined their sister company Pimlico Opera at HMP Erlestoke for the production of West Side Story.
Last year saw a successful run as Dorabella/Cosi fan tutte, Dido in Helios Collective’s interpretation of Dido and Aeneas, and a move to Germany! Camilla has received acclaim in Germany for the double-role of Witch and Mother/Hänsel und Gretel with Gut Immling and as Zweite Dame/Die Zauberflöte. 2018 sees roles such as Hänsel /Hänsel und Gretel and Dorabella /Cosi fan tutte. Camilla looks forward to a 2018/9 with a mix of house debuts, and further projects with refugees.
She continues to study with Robert Dean.
A current CV is available for download here.