Biography

 
 


Martha studied at Durham University and with Janis Kelly at the Royal College of Music International Opera School.  Whilst at the RCM she received awards from the Musician’s Benevolent Fund, the Baroness de Turckheim award and the Marjorie and Dorothy Whyte Memorial Award.  She was also supported in her studies by Sophie’s Silver Lining Fund and the Josephine Baker Trust and was awarded the Susan Chilcott Scholarship by the Royal Philharmonic Society.


Roles include Nancy “Albert Herring” (English Touring Opera), Countess Ceprano/Paggio ‘Rigoletto’ (Opera-Theatre Limoges), Olga ‘Eugene Onegin’ (Bury Court Opera and ETO), Dorabella 'Cosi Fan Tutte’ (RCMIOS and Vignette Productions), Zweite Dame ‘Die Zauberflöte’, Cupid ‘Orpheus in the Underworld’ and Dog (cover)/Hen ‘The Cunning Little Vixen’ (all RCMIOS) and Jennie Fox ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’ (ETO).  Other work includes Teodata ‘Flavio’, Annio ‘La Clemenza di Tito’, Rosina ‘Barber of Seville’ (ETO covers), Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Opera Holland Park and Diva Opera. 


Martha is a Britten-Pears Young Artist and a Samling Scholar.  A keen recitalist, she has performed with Malcolm Martineau, Simon Lepper and Christopher Glynn and has sung in recital at the Wigmore Hall, St John’s Smith Square, the National Portrait Gallery and for the Ryedale Festival.   


Works with orchestra include Mahler 'Das Lied von der Erde' with the London Mahler Orchestra (cond. Daniel Capps), Mahler ‘Rückert Lieder’ (New English Ballet Theatre), Mahler “Lieder Eines Fahrendes Gesellen” and Ligeti “Sippal, Dobbal, Nadihegeduvel” for voice and percussion.  Recordings include Marx ‘Italienisches Liederbuch’ (RCM) and Schubert’s ‘Romanze’ with the BBC Philharmonic (cond. Paul Daniel) for BBC Radio 3.