The young mezzo soprano Camilla Francesca Bull grew up on the Isle of Wight before moving to London to study singing at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama under Annette Thompson. While studying, Camilla was chosen to represent the Conservatoire in a production of The Rake’s Progress as part of the Aldeburgh Festival, working with director Neil Bartlett and Conductor Martyn Brabbins.
After graduating, Camilla was picked to take part in the Opera Works programme with English National Opera – working with Marcello Magni (Complicité), Christian Curnyn, Jane Robinson and John Berry. She also began studying with Robert Dean at this time.
Camilla has since worked across Europe – including music festivals in Ponte de Lima (Portugal), Anghiari (Italy), Gut Immling (Germany), Wernigerode Schlossfestspiele (Germany) and Grange Park Opera (UK). Roles have included Orpheus/Gluck’s Orpheus and Euridice, Polinesso/Ariodante, Mercedes and Carmen/ Carmen, Dorabella/Cosi fan tutte, Isabella/ L’Italiana in Algeri, Dido/Dido and Aeneas and Hänsel/ Hänsel und Gretel.
Camilla moved to Germany two years ago and has received acclaim for the double-role of Witch and Mother/Hänsel und Gretel with Gut Immling and as Zweite Dame/Die Zauberflöte.
In March 2018, Camilla took part in her first competition, ‘Meistersinger von Nürnberg Wettbewerb’ and was invited to sing on the main stage at the Nürnberg Staatsoper for the final rounds in July. Camilla also played Gräfin Ceprano and Page/Rigoletto and Dorabella /Cosi fan tutte later that Summer.
Camilla looks forward to revisiting the role of Isabella/L’Italiana in Algeri this summer with Zomeropera, Bilzen.
A current CV is available for download here.