Penelope Randall-Davis

A specialist in the dramatic coloratura repertoire, Penelope has appeared as the Queen of the Night with Teatro dell’ Opera di Roma, Opera La Fenice, New Zealand Opera, Opera Atelier and Tafelmusik in Toronto, and with Sydney Symphony Orchestra in concert at Sydney Opera House.  Here in the U.K appearances include those with Welsh National Opera, English National Opera, Scottish Opera, Opera North, Opera Holland Park with Dr Jane Glover and Simon Callow, and recently with Longborough Festival Opera.  Other operatic roles include: Soprano Soloist Inquest of Love, La Monnaie; the Bride, Graham Vick’s Les Boreades CBTO; Russian Mother, Glyndebourne Touring Opera’s Death in Venice; and multiple appearances in the Verdi coloratura roles of Violetta (La Traviata),and Gilda (Rigoletto).  Penelope appeared as Alcina at London’s Arcola Theatre in the inaugural performances by Barefoot Opera of Peter Foggitt’s contemporary realization of Handel’s piece.This has been made into a film by well-known film-maker Nichola Bruce; and the production has recently received Arts Council funding to be developed further and taken out on tour.