Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Louise Kemény Soprano
Recipient of Independent Opera Voice Scholarship 2013 & Postgraduate Voice Fellowship 2014
Louise Kemény recently graduated with distinction from the Opera School at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and was awarded the Ian Smith of Stornoway Award. She is an Independent Opera at Sadler’s Wells Fellow and is also generously supported by the Worshipful Company of Musicians, and the RCS, South Square and Joaninha trusts.
Recent engagements include as Teofane in Ottone, for English Touring Opera and a live broadcast for BBC Radio 3’s In Tune, which The Times described as “exquisitely sung by the outstanding young soprano Louise Kemény”. In the 2014 summer season Kemény made her Glyndebourne Festival Opera and Prom débuts singing First Noble Orphan in Richard Jones’s acclaimed new production of Der Rosenkavalier, and Serpetta, as cover, in La finta giardiniera.
While in Glasgow, Kemény made her début at Scottish Opera (with RCS) as a “radiant” Tytania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Opera Magazine, 2013). She also sang Tiny in Paul Bunyan for British Youth Opera, and Little Moon/Soprano Actor in the 25th anniversary BYO production of Judith Weir’s A Night at the Chinese Opera, for which she received the 2012 Basil A. Turner Prize.
Highlights on the concert platform include soprano solos in Mozart’s Mass in C minor at Goldsmith’s Hall, Rossini’s Stabat Mater and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No.2 ‘Lobgesang’, and a recital appearance with Malcolm Martineau in Glasgow. A keen exponent of 20th century and contemporary repertoire, Kemény has performed Stravinsky’s Les noces with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire and Ravel’s Trois Poèmes de Mallarmé with MusicLab ensemble, as well as Tippet’s The Heart’s Assurance and Britten’s On This Island at the Dokumentationszentrum, Museen der Stadt Nürnberg, in commemoration of the First World War.
Forthcoming engagements include Jano (Jenůfa) for Scottish Opera and Poppea (Agrippina) for Iford Arts’ Festival, and recitals at St John’s, Smith Square, and the London English Song Festival at Hanover Square.