Past company roles: Ernestina
Scottish mezzo-soprano Fiona Joice, is currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music, London (MA), under the tutelage of Elizabeth Ritchie and Audrey Hyland. Fiona recently sang as a soloist in the RAM/Kohn foundation Bach Cantata series and was commended in the Isobel Jay opera prize. She is a regular oratorio soloist with the Josephine Baker Trust performing all over the UK.
Fiona graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with a First Class honours degree in music, where she studied with Kathleen McKellar Ferguson. In 2015 she won the prestigious Governors Recital Prize.
Recent operatic experience includes Rosina in Rossini’s Barber of Seville (Leadingham Italy tour), Hansel in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel (RAM opera scenes), L’innocente in Cilea’s L’arlesiana (RAM opera scenes), Virtu and Venere in Royal Academy Opera L'incoronazione di Poppea by Monteverdi (cover), Meg in Verdi’s Falstaff (RCS opera scenes), Frau Reich in Nicolai’s Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor (RCS Opera school – cover), Hippolyta in Britten’s A Midsummer Night's Dream (RCS Opera school/Scottish Opera – cover).
On the concert platform Fiona has recently performed Handel Messiah, Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle, Mozart Requiem and Bach B Minor Mass. Fiona was selected for the female chorus in Der Freischütz by Von Weber and conducted by Sir Mark Elder. She also performed in a concert performance of Stravinsky’s The Rakes Progress, conducted by Sir Andrew Davies at the Edinburgh International Festival.
Performances this year include an afternoon recital at Glasgow’s House for an Art Lover (March), Durufle Requiem (April), Handel Messiah (April), Bach B Minor Mass (May) and a Vivaldi Gloria (May).
Fiona is immensely grateful to the Royal Academy of Music, the Robertson Trust, and the James Caird Travelling Scholarship Trust for their continued support.
Fiona has accepted a place at the Alexander Gibson Opera School, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and will begin in September 2017.