Mezzo Soprano, Olivia Warburton graduated from the Royal Academy of Music with a first class honours degree under Elizabeth Ritchie and Gareth Hancock. After developing a love of the German language and repertoire, Olivia also spent time as Erasmus student at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz, Köln, where she studied with Prof. Brigitte Lindner. She looks forward to joining Royal Academy Opera in September 2017, where she will continue her studies on a full scholarship with Kate Paterson and Audrey Hyland.
A keen recitalist, Olivia has performed at the Aldeburgh and Oxford Lieder Festivals as a Britten Pears Young Artist and member of the Academy's prestigious Song Circle. She has also performed at Wigmore Hall, St John's Smith Square, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Kings Place, the Holywell Music Room and the Royal Courts of Justice.
As a soloist and regular chorus member for the Bach/Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Series, she has worked with leading harpsichordists and conductors including Laurence Cummings and Masaaki Suzuki - performances in collaboration with The Julliard School in summer 2015 her on tour to New York, Boston and the Bach Festival in Leipzig.
Olivia's operatic experience includes the title role in Dido and Aeneas under Michael Chance and Valetto in L'incoronazione di Poppea for Royal Academy Opera. This summer Olivia will be performing at the Festival d'Aix en Provence in a new production of Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress.
Olivia is grateful to the Josephine Baker Trust, the David Laing Foundation and Charlotte Fraser for their support of her studies.