Jersey-born British mezzo-soprano Georgia Mae Bishop is a recent winner of the inaugural Mastersingers Wagner Competition and in the 2021/22 season has sung Rossweisse in Die Walküre, Flosshilde in Götterdämmerung in concert performances with GAFA, covered Forester’s wife/Owl in The Cunning Little Vixen at English National Opera and this Summer will perform Armelinde in Cendrillon for VIARDOT200, Alto Shepherd (cover Messenger) in Orfeo as an Alvarez Young Artist at Garsington Opera and in an Opera world premiere at the Aldeburgh Festival. She is an Opera Prelude Young Artist.
Georgia is 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, 2nd prize winner at the Wagner Society Singing 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), in the 2020/2021 seasonGeorgia was an Emerging Artist with the Institute of Young Dramatic Voices led by Dolora Zajick, made her role debut as Flosshilde in Birmingham Opera Company’s production of RhineGold at Birmingham Symphony Hall, was an Alvarez Young Artist with Garsington Opera for the 2021 and 2018 seasons, covering Annina in Der Rosenkavalier and Mistress Quickly in Flastaff respectively. She was also a Young Artist at Opera Holland Park for the 2019 season, performing the role of Madame Arvidson in YA performances of un ballo in maschera.
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.