Natasha Day: Soprano
Scottish-Polish soprano Natasha Day won a scholarship to the Royal College of Music from where she graduated with First Class Honours. A recipient of the Midori Nishiura Award, she studied on the Postgraduate course at the RCM and went on to train at the English National Opera on the ‘Opera Works’ course. She then completed her studies at the RCM’s International Opera School (RCMIOS), where she was a Fishmongers’ Company Scholar supported by a Robert McFadzean Whyte Award, under the tutelage of Dinah Harris.
Operatic roles include Violetta La Traviata (ROH Reimagined, Royal Opera House & Devon Opera), Woglinde Das Rheingold (concert performance, Birmingham Symphony Hall), Poppea Agrippina (English Touring Opera), Marie in scenes from Wozzeck (Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra), Neala Paria (Polish Opera in London), Gilda Rigoletto (Devon Opera), Donizetti’s Rita (Rocket Opera), Helena Puck at the world premiere of Benjamien Lycke & Mahlon Berv’s contemporary opera, Lisetta La Gazetta, Miss Wordsworth Albert Herring and Le Feu/Le Rossignol (RCMIOS), First Lady The Magic Flute (Nevill Holt Opera, RCMIOS), Mimi La Bohème (Haddo House Opera, Devon Opera, Arcadian Opera, Opera Bohemia), Musetta La Bohème (Celebrate Voice Festival, Park Opera), Micaela Carmen (Winslow Hall Opera, Edinburgh Grand Opera), Jessie Mahagonny-Songspiel (UNAM) in Mexico City, Fiordiligi Cosi fan tutte (The Rye Festival, Devon Opera, Westminster Opera), Donna Elvira Don Giovanni and the title roles in Holst’s Savitri (Minotaur Music) and Handel’s Acis and Galatea (Westminster Opera, Woodhouse Opera).
Concert engagements include Verdi’s Requiem (Brandenburg Festival Orchestra at Eton College and at the De Montfort Hall in Leicester), Brahms’ Requiem, Berlioz’s La Mort de Cleopatre, Strauss’ Four Last Songs, Beethoven’s Symphony No 9, Dvorak’s Stabat Matter, Fanshaw’s African Sanctus, Handel’s Messiah, Mahler’s Symphony No. 4, Haydn’s Nelson Mass and Paukenmesse, Mozart’s Mass in C Minor, Requiem, Coronation Mass, Vesperes de Dominica, and Exultate Jubilate, Ramirez’s Misa Criolla, as well as regular Opera Galas and recitals throughout the UK, including the Elgar Room at The Royal Albert Hall.
Natasha toured the South of France, singing operatic arias accompanied by orchestra and joined the London Gala Orchestra in presenting New Year’s concerts in a variety of top UK venues. Natasha won First Prize at the Złote Głosy Competition in Warsaw, Second Prize at The Filharmonia Czestochowska Competition also in Poland and The Most Promising Singer Award at the Emmy Destinn Competition in Prague. She was a Finalist in the Concorso Lirico di Ferrara, Italy and is a Britten-Pears Young Artist. 2021 performances include the title role of Tosca (Opera Brava), the title role in Moniuszko’s Halka (Polish Opera in London, POSK), Mimi La Bohème (Devon Opera) plus various recitals, oratorios and opera gala concerts around Scotland, England and Poland.
Natasha Day will join Opera Caledonia for The Isle of Cumbrae Opera Retreat Festival 2023.