Soloists - April 2020

Lucy Hall - Soprano


Lucy Hall completed her training at the National Opera Studio and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.


Operatic engagements include Susanna and Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro, Euridice in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice and Echo Ariadne auf Naxosfor Scottish Opera and Opera Holland Park, Jen in the award-winning4.48 Psychosis and Lila in The Firework Maker’s Daughter for the Royal Opera, Galatea Acis and Galatea for English National Opera, Konstanze in Mozart’sThe Seraglio, Mathilde in Rossini’s Elisabetta,ZerlinaDon Giovanni for the English Touring Opera, SandrinaLa Finta Giardiniera at the Opéra de Toulon and the Grand Théâtre du Luxembourg, MarzellineFidelio and Morgana Alcina for Longborough Festival Opera and Barbarinaat the Festival d’Aix.


In concert, Lucy has appeared with the BBC Philharmonic singingHadyn’sDie Schöpfung, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, Marzelline in Fidelioand Schubert's Einsamkeit. With the London Symphony Orchestra, she sang in Nielsen's 3rd Symphony conducted by Sir Colin Davis. She toured Israel performing Bach Cantata's with the Israel Camerata and sang in the Good Friday Messiah at the Royal Albert Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.


Paulina Rossi - Mezzo

Paulina Rossi began singing alongside her late father Gus under the baton of the late John Potter. She has played leading roles in Carmen, The King and I, Bartered Bride, Tales of Hoffman, The Magic Flute, La Forza del destino and sung extensively in recitals and oratorio across the region. Oratorio performances include works by Handel, Bach, Vivaldi and Mozart. Paulina is a principal soprano with Opera Nova making her debut with them in 2001.


Julien van Mellaerts - Baritone

Awarded the Maureen Forrester Prize and the German Lied Award at the 2018 Concours musical international de Montréal, Winner of the 2017 Wigmore Hall/Kohn Foundation International Song Competition and the 2017 Kathleen Ferrier Awards, British/New Zealand baritone Julien Van Mellaerts was awarded the Tagore Gold Medal on graduation from the Royal College of Music and represented New Zealand at Cardiff Singer of the World 2019.


Singing under conductors including Joana Carneiro, Asher Fisch, Valery Gergiev, Stanislav Kochanovsky, Fabio Mastrangelo, Mathie Romano and Sir András Schiff, his current engagements include Silvio Pagliacci with the Israeli Opera, Figaro Le nozze di Figaro at Salzburg Mozartwoche 2020, Papageno Die Zauberflöte and The One-Eyed Brother Die Frau ohne Schattenat the Verbier Festival, an Opera Gala with the Sevastopol Symphony Orchestra and Brahms German Requiemwith Ensemble Aedes and Les Siècles. He will return to the Verbier Festival in 2020 to sing Masetto Don Giovanni. 


Current recital engagements include Wolf Italienisches Liederbuch for Leeds Lieder,The Sexual Outsider – Settings of Walt Whitman for the 2019 London Song Festival, a return to the Wigmore Hall with James Baillieu, a recital with Catriona Morrison and Julius Drake for the Gustav Mahler FESTIVAL Amsterdam 2020, Des Knaben Wunderhornat the Teatro São Carlos, Lisbon, a return to LIFE Victoria with Simon Lepper, and the NI Opera Glenarm Festival Voice with Joseph Middleton.


His performance in the title role of Stanford’s The Travelling Companion is now available on Somm Recordings CD.