Mezzo-soprano Rosemary Clifford was born and raised in Hertfordshire, and began singing lessons at the age of 15. She obtained her BA(Hons) in English Literature from the University of Bristol, before taking up a place on the MMus course at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, where she studies with Theresa Goble.
Rosemary has a keen interest in contemporary music, especially new opera, having created the roles of Claire in Eric Wetherell’s A Foreign Field (premiered in Bristol, 2010) and the Thief in Toby Young’s Diary of a Thief (premiered at the King’s Head Theatre, London, 2011). Recent solo work includes Purcell Te Deum and Jubilate in D, Mozart Requiem, Handel Messiah and Haydn Nelson Mass. Rosemary is an experienced recitalist, performing frequently in Hertfordshire, London and Bristol. With the Guildhall School of Music & Drama she has performed in the Barbican, LSO St Luke’s, Rouen Opéra, and was a member of the chorus in Sir Jonathan Miller’s recent production of the St Matthew Passion at the National Theatre.
Rosemary is generously supported by the Liz Holliday Foundation for Young Singers (Chipperfield Choral Society), Worshipful Company of Haberdashers (Trotman Scholar), and the Northfield Educational Trust.
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