Camilla hails from the Isle of Wight, and studied singing at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, under Annette Thompson. During her studies, she 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 hopes for a career in opera.
Since graduating, she has worked across the UK and Europe – including music festivals in Ponte de Lima (Portugal) and Anghiari (Italy) and with UK companies; Opera at Home (Grimeborn Festival) Witch/Hansel and Gretel, Opera South East Orpheus/Gluck’s Orpheus and Euridice, Scarlet Opera Polinesso/Ariodante. She continues to study with Robert Dean.
In 2012, Camilla was chosen 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.
Camilla has 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. Roles have included Cherubino/Le Nozze di Figaro, creating the Nurse for the premiere of ‘Clive’ with Gestalt Arts and Maddalena/Rigoletto (Opera Brava/Bury Court).
2015 included a UK tour with Pop Up Opera as Isabella in L’Italiana in Algeri and Mercedes/cover Carmen for Opera Up Close at the Soho Theatre. 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 already received acclaim in Germany for the double-role of Witch and Mother/Hänsel und Gretel with Gut Immling and most recently as Zweite Dame/Die Zauberflöte.
A current CV is available for download here.