Biography

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Jersey-born British mezzo-soprano Georgia Mae Bishop is a recent graduate of the Opera Course at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, where her roles included Zita Gianni Schicchi, Madame de Croissy Dialogues des Carmélites, Vera Boronel The Consul and Zenobia (cover) Radamisto. She was the winner of the Chartered Surveyors Competition and a recipient of an Opera Awards bursary. Prior to this she studied at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

Described as ‘a performer with a strong vocal personality and stage presence’ (Opera magazine), Georgia was recently an Emerging Artist with the Institute of Young Dramatic Voices led by Dolora Zajick. She was the 2nd prize winner at the Wagner Society Singing Competition (2016) and a finalist in Fulham Opera’s Robert Presley Memorial Verdi Prize (2017). 

Recent opera credits include the world premiere of the role of Mother in Hugil & Wyld’s Chamber Opera The Gardeners, Ulrica un ballo in maschera (Opera Holland Park YA), Filipyvena Eugene Onegin (Opera Loki), Mistress Quickly (cover) Falstaff (Garsington Opera), title role Carmen, Ruth Pirates of Penzance (Dartington Opera), Sorceress Dido and Aeneas (Opera Lyrica), Cyrus Belshazzar (Trinity Laban Opera), Witch Hansel and Gretel (Guernsey Symphony Orchestra).

Georgia made her Barbican Hall debut with the LSO as Alto Soloist in Schumann’s Scenes from Goethe’s Faust, and her Royal Festival Hall debut as the soloist in a performance of Ustvolskaya Symphony no.4 with the LPO. Other concert highlights include; Alto Rhapsody Brahms, Sea Pictures Elgar (Canterbury Symphony Orchestra), Alto semi-chorus soloist Elijah, (St John’s Smith Square), Folk Songs Berio, (South Bank Centre), Messa da Requiem Verdi, Messiah Handel, and The Apostles (Ely Cathedral).

Georgia is incredibly grateful to The Worshipful Company of Weavers, The Steel Charitable Trust, The One Foundation, The Paul Brown Charitable Trust, The Opera Awards, The John Lobb Trust, The John Hosier Trust and the Drapers Company who supported her during her studies.