Biography

 


Martha Jones’s current and future engagements include a return to Scottish Opera for their OPERA HIGHLIGHTS tour, HERMIA A Midsummer Night’s Dream Nevill Holt Opera, NEFERNEFERAUTEN Akhnaten English National Opera, as well as SOLOIST Michael Haydn and Mozart Requiem, Palace of Versailles. In future seasons, she returns to English Touring Opera and English National Opera.

Other recent engagements: FANNY PRICE Mansfield Park Grange Festival, ANNINA La Traviata English National Opera, 2nd LADY The Magic Flute Mid Wales Opera, MELANTO/AMORE The Return of Ulysses English Touring Opera, DORABELLA Così fan tutte West Green House Opera and Oxford Philomusica, LISETTA Il mondo della luna Festival de Sédières, DAUGHTER Glass’ Akhnaten Vlaamse Opera, LISETTA Il mondo della luna, and NANCY Albert Herring English Touring Opera, COUNTESS CEPRANO Rigoletto Opéra-Théâtre Limoges, GOFFREDO Rinaldo Longborough Festival, OLGA Eugene Onegin Southbank Sinfonia, 2nd WITCH Macbeth Scottish Opera.

Concert highlights include: Mahler’s Rückert Lieder New English Ballet Theatre, Samling Showcase Wigmore Hall, Song recitals at St. John’s Smith Square and Kings Place, London and selections of Henze’s Stimmen QEH. She also took part in the Ravinia Steans Music Institute at Ravinia Festival, Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde London Mahler Orchestra, Mahler’s Lieder Eines Fahrenden Gesellen RCM Philharmonia.

Martha studied at Durham University, as well as with Janis Kelly at the Royal College of Music International Opera School. Whilst at the RCM she received the Baroness de Turckheim award, an MBF award, the Marjorie and Dorothy Whyte Memorial Award and a Susan Chilcott Scholarship. She was also supported in her studies by the Sophie’s Silver Lining Fund and the Josephine Baker Trust. Martha was a finalist in the Great Elm Vocal Award 2010, and she was awarded prizes in the RCM Schumann Competition and the Chelsea Schubert Festival. She has taken place in young artist programs at the Ravinia Steans Institute in Chicago and at Carnegie Hall, New York as part of The Song Continues.