Isolde Roxby, soprano, graduated with a distinction in MMUS Vocal Studies from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2015 under the tutelage of Marilyn Rees. She was supported in her studies by the National Opera Studio and The Ruby and Will George Trust.
At GSMD she took the following roles in opera scenes: Madame Herz in Mozart’s Schauspieldirektor, Magda in Menotti’s The Consul, Vitellia in Mozart’s Clemenza di Tito, The Governess in Britten’s Turn of the Screw (2014), Elizabeth I in Britten’s Gloriana and Frau Fluth in Nikolai’s Merry Wives of Windsor (2015).
In the last two years, she has performed with Clonter Opera, The Helios Collective and Buxton Opera Festival and has been heavily involved with the contemporary opera scene. Most recently, she sang the role of Belinda in a reconstruction of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and for Formations Masterclasses in the role of The Woman in The Yellow Wallpaper, a new work about a nameless young woman’s descent into psychosis.
Isolde is proud to be a 2016/17 Opera Awards Bursary recipient and the 2016 winner of the John Kerr Award for English song.