Abigail is a versatile performer, equally at home on the stage or in the recital room.
British soprano, Abigail Broughton, is a versatile performer, equally at home on the stage or in the recital room. Abigail recently made her BBC Proms debut at the Royal Albert Hall, under the baton of Sir Mark Elder and with the Opera Rara Chorus. In summer 2017, Abigail will make her professional chorus debut in Longborough's production of Beethovens 'Fidelio'. She was part of the Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata series, in collaboration with Masaaki Suzuki and The Juilliard School, on a tour of concerts in Boston, New York, Leipzig and London. On the concert platform she has performed at venues including Holywell Music Room, Kings Place and St John's Smith Square. Abigail has had the pleasure of working with a number of operatic artists including Barbara Bonney, Dennis O'Neill and Susan Bullock. In summer 2014 Abigail made her Aldeburgh Festival debut in Janacek's 'The Diary of One Who Disappeared' and the premier of 'Echo and Narcissus', by Ryan Wigglesworth. Abigail has performed scenes as the title role in Handel's Alcina; Blondchen in Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail; Vitige in Handel's Flavio; Rose in Delibes' Lakme and Ilia in Mozart's Idomeneo, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni and Tisbe from Rossini's Cenerentola, in both the UK and Italy. Abigail recently graduated from the Royal Academy of Music with a distinction in MA Performance where she was awarded the Elizabeth Spater memorial award and also holds a 1st class BMus Honours degree and LRAM qualification. Originally from Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, Abigail is a proud former-member of the Cantamus Girls’ Choir, and for 11 years, worked her way up through the choir to become one of its principal soloists, trained by Pamela Cook, MBE. She joined the Training Choir aged eight, earning her place into the senior choir to join them for the 2006 Choral Olympics in China, then travelling extensively in the UK and abroad, to give concerts and compete in a number of International Choral competitions in prestigious venues at home and abroad, including the Royal Albert Hall, London, St David’s Hall, Cardiff and St John’s Smith Square, London. As a soloist she has been successful in various competitions around the country. These include the David Clover Competition for Singers in which she won, amongst others, the Doug Crossland Memorial Shield for the most promising female singer aged 16-23, the Michael Peaker Memorial Trophy for the most outstanding performance of an aria of an oratorio by anyone under 21 and the Constance Shacklock Memorial Rose Bowl for the most outstanding operatic performance. Abigail is also a past recipient of the Nottingham Young Musician of the Year trophy, and both the Junior and Senior John Ogdon Scholarships. Most recently she was also a finalist in the Association of English Singers and Speakers Courtney Kenny Award. © 2017 Abigail Broughton
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