Rachel Nicholls, soprano

Hard work and reliability. They’ve stood me in very good stead always. Also try to be a friendly and pleasant colleague, but don’t be afraid to stand up for things you think to be essential. Nicely. Don’t EVER be a diva.

Kate Semmens, soprano

When work and performance opportunities are clear and flowing, there is the challenge of meeting the needs of the music, but this is exciting and stimulating and often finds its own solutions.

Elena dtm Lorenzi, singer

I love the energy that a singer transmits, the depth of the interpretation and the truth of what is told through music.

Carly Paoli, mezzo-soprano

I feel ‘successful’ when an audience shows me that I have transported them to a different world, that I have moved them, that they have enjoyed my performances and that I have paid tribute to the composer and lyricists intentions.

Marlis Petersen, soprano

Who or what inspired you to take up singing and pursue a career in music? The real vocation to become a singer happened when I joined the church choir in our little town in the South of Germany. The music I encountered was so beautiful and pure that I felt drawn to it and to…