Jessica Wise, soprano, studies Vocal and Opera Performance at Birmingham Conservatoire under the guidance of Catherine Benson.
She is a winner of both the Ashleyan Opera Prize and the Cecil Drew Oratorio Prize (Birmingham Conservatoire), and was a semi-finalist for the Somerset Song Prize 2015. Operatic roles include Musetta La Boheme, Pamina Die Zauberflöte, Belinda Dido and Aeneas, and La Contessa Le Nozze de Figaro in Birmingham Conservatoire’s 2015 Opera Scenes. This August she will heading to Germany to perform the role of Barbarina in Lyric Opera Studio Weimar’s production of Le Nozze di Figaro.
This spring/summer, Jessica is performing with pianist Guy Murgatroyd in venues across the Midlands and the south, including Birmingham, Newbury, Shrewsbury, Oxford and Wigmore Hall, London. In September, Jessica will commence a year of study at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest having won the coveted Joseph Weingarten scholarship.
Jessica had the pleasure of performing with Robin Bowman for her Post Graduate final recital in 2014, and is delighted to be working with him again for this lunchtime concert in Bournville.