Louise Innes, VocalLouise Innes studied at City University‚ the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and at the National Opera Studio. Recent and future engagements include the title role Carmen and Sesto La Clemenza di Tito for Opera North‚ Javotte Manon (Teatro alla Scala‚ Milan‚ the Royal Opera House‚ Covent Garden and on tour in Japan)‚ Sea-Crossed Fisherman (Hezarfen Ensemble‚ Istanbul)‚ Mrs Andersson A Little Night Music (West Green House‚ Opera Project)‚ Miss Baggott The Little Sweep (Blackheath Halls Opera)‚ King Galafro in Steffani’s Orlando generoso (Birmingham)‚ Bach’s Magnificat at the Sage‚ Gateshead with the Royal Northern Sinfonia.
Further operatic roles include Sesto at English National Opera‚ Carmen (Castleward Opera and Opera Holland Park)‚ Cherubino Le Nozze di Figaro (Garsington)‚ Second Lady Die Zauberflöte (Aix-en-Provence)‚ and Mezzo 1 in John Caskin’s God’s Liar at the Almeida Theatre and at La Monnaie. Other roles include Dido Dido and Aeneas in Bordeaux‚ Dorabella Cosi fan Tutte for British Youth Opera‚ Siebel Faust with Opera de Massy‚ Rosette Manon for Opera North‚ The Oracle Minotaur for Scottish Opera‚ Hamor Jephtha with Opera Fuoco and Laura Iolanta with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra under Alexander Lazarev.
Frequent engagements with Les Solistes de Lyon include a recital of French salon music at the Musée d’Orsay with pianist Cedric Thiberghien‚ Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle in Quebec and Vancouver‚ and Sorceress Dido and Aeneas at the Théâtre des Célestins‚ Lyon‚ Angelica in Vaughan Williams’ The Poisoned Kiss‚ Hamor Jephtha in Lucerne and at the The Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and Mercedes Carmen at ROH and with Sir John Eliot Gardiner at the Opera Comique‚ Paris and the Festival de Granada.
On the concert platform Louise has performed Handel’s Messiah in Barcelona with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment‚ with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra‚ and with the National Orchestra of Seville‚ Duruflé Requiem and Beethoven Mass in C with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra‚ Beethoven 9 at Aldeburgh‚ and a selection of Sibelius songs with the Basel Chamber Orchestra at the Folle Journée Festival in Nantes. Recordings include Ino Semele with Opera Fuoco and Second Cretan Woman Idomeneo with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Sir Charles Mackerras.