Freya Turton - light coloratura soprano
British Soprano Freya Turton began her professional career on the West End stage at the age of 11 with a solo role in Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical The Woman in White. She loved singing from an early age, and discovered an interest in Opera and classical singing whilst studying for a degree in Music at The University of Manchester. Freya successfully auditioned for St Martin-in-the-fields Choral Scholarship 2017-8, and now sings as part of their professional group St Martin’s Voices. Alongside performing, Freya teaches singing to a diverse range of pupils and is a background artist for film & TV. She is currently under the tuition of Stuart Macintyre.
Freya looks forward to performing the role Adele in Die Fledermaus with Harrow Opera, Oct 2022. Her recent roles include Esmerelda in The Bartered Bride with Brent Opera, Jun 2022, and Oscar in Un Ballo in Maschera with Harrow Opera, Oct 2021. Freya’s other Opera roles include Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance with MUGSS, Lace Seller in Death in Venice at Endellion Festival, A Novice in Suor Angelica with Lunchbreak Opera, Angelina in Trial by Jury with MUGSS, The Princess of Monte Carlo in The Grand Duke with MUGSS, Damon in Acis & Galetea (scenes) at AIMS, Poppea in The Coronation of Poppea (scenes) and Cunegonde in Candide (scenes) both at University.
Freya sings as part of the annual St Endellion Summer Festival Chorus, often performing step out roles in their semi-staged Opera’s and showcase concerts. This summer, she is excited to premiere a new solo work by Maddy Aldis-Evans. Freya was the recipient of a bursary to sing in Masterclasses with Dame Felicity Lott at Dartington Festival 2018, and the previous year attended AIMS singing course.
Freya regularly sings solo services, concerts and performances at St Martin-in-the-fields in London. She has enjoyed performing oratorio solos in Handel’s Messiah, Fauré's Requiem and Hayden’s Creation. Freya also plays Mary in the annual Christmas musical nativity performance in Trafalgar Square.
She has sung with Philharmonia chorus and the BBC Daily Service singers, along with other choral groups including Ex Ori Equi, Echo Vocal Ensemble and more. With the latter group, she will perform as part of a consort at Brighton Early Music Festival beginning in Oct 2022.