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Biography

Reisha Adams is a graduate of the National Opera Studio in London and Opera Course at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. She was the winner of the inaugural Ian Stoutzker Prize for outstanding musicianship in July 2012, awarded a Silver Medal from the Worshipful Company of Musicians for excellence in performance in November 2012 and a semi-finalist in the 2011 Mozart Singing Competition.

Highlights in recent seasons include her debut as Pamina The Magic Flute in Simon McBurney’s production for English National Opera, Opera Highlights Tour for Scottish Opera and Lady Macbeth Macbeth for Kentish Opera.

Operatic roles include Micaëla Carmen Riverside Opera; Armida (cover) Rinaldo (Glyndebourne Festival Opera); Romilda (cover) Xerxes and Countess Almaviva (cover) Marriage of Figaro (English National Opera); Gretel Hansel and Gretel (Wandsworth Fringe); Countess Almaviva Le nozze di Figaro, Rosalinde Die Fledermaus, Donna ElviraDon Giovanni, and Alms Sister and Suor Genovieffa (cover) Suor Angelica (RWCMD); and Despina Così fan tutte (Opera'r Ddraig). She has also performed excerpts from Idomeneo, Don Giovanni, Dead Man Walking, Jane Eyre, La bohème, Orfeo ed Euridice, Street Scene, Albert Herring, Turn of the Screw and The Rape of Lucretia.

A keen recitalist, Reisha has perform extensively on Yehudi Menuhin's Live Music Now scheme, as a soloist at the Leeds Lieder Festival and at Sir William Walton's home in Ischia, to celebrate the life of Lady Walton. She has performed at venues including Birmingham Symphony Hall, Bridgewater Hall, Wales Millennium Centre, the Royal Albert Hall and Wigmore Hall.

In masterclasses Reisha has appeared with John Fisher, Dame Anne Evans, Susan Bullock, Natalie Dessay, Sarah Walker at the Chelsea Schubert Festival, Mark Padmore at Wigmore Hall and Bengt Forsberg at BBC Cardiff Singer of the World.

Reisha has been kindly supported during her studies by The Arts Council of Wales, Glyndebourne New Generation Programme, Help Musicians UK, Christopher Ball, Laura Ashley Foundation, Leverhulme Trust, the Sir Geraint Evans Award and the Jenkin Phillips Scholarship.

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2019 by Reisha Adams