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Hope Lavelle

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Soprano, Singing Actress, Storyteller. Prizewinning Graduate of the Royal Academy of Music working across a variety of Musical Platforms.
Singer (soprano)
London
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Hope is a London-based Soprano, known for her rich, shimmering tones and her sophisticated recital programming. She is a communicative, sensitive and innovative artist working across the Operatic, Oratorio, Musical Theatre and Concert platforms. She is represented by Fiona Cross Management and is a member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians. Hope recently completed her studies at the Royal Academy of Music, graduating with a Master of Arts with Distinction. During her time there, she was the recipient of the Parepa-Rose Prize and was kindly supported by the Tom Acton Memorial Trust and the Royal Academy of Music. She performed the role of Fiordiligi in Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte” as part of the Royal Academy’s Opera Scenes and performed the role of The Jay in Royal Academy Opera’s Production of Janáček’s “The Cunning Little Vixen.” In 2018, she obtained a First Class Honours Bachelor's Degree from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. She is also an Almuna of the Royal Northern College of Music. As a soloist, Hope has sung Mozart's and Fauré's "Requiem"s, both with the Corsley Festival Orchestra, as well as Vivaldi's "Gloria," and performed the soprano solo at the world premiere of Paul Carr's "Gloria" as well as the Soprano Solo in Handel's "Messiah," both for the English Arts Chorale. In December of 2019, she performed the Soprano Solo at live screenings of Howard Blake's "The Snowman" in the Great Hall of The British Museum and performed in St Paul's Church, Covent Garden, both with The Concordia Foundation. In 2020, the United Nations launched a global conversation to mark its 75th anniversary. People from all countries and walks of life were asked about their hopes and fears for the future, and how to address the challenges we collectively face. The "Building a More Secure World" conference on UN Day pulled together an action plan, before artists from across the globe united in an evening concert exploring UN Past, Present & Future. In this concert, Hope represented the UK's contribution.

Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Opera, Musical theatre, Contemporary classical, Classical crossover, Folk, Country, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional English folk, Jazz, Cabaret, Christmas, Traditional church music, Acoustic, Vintage, French music, 1950s era music, 1940s era music
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Event types:
Theatre / Show, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Virtual event, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Cruise, Recording session, Concert, Wedding proposal
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Other skills:
Lyricist, Actor, Musical comedy, Perfect pitch, Singing teaching, Theory teaching
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Song list

Opera:
Ach, ich fühl's (Mozart, The Magic Flute)
O Zittre Nicht (Mozart, The Magic Flute)
Come Scoglio (Mozart, Cosi fan tutte)
Der Hölle Rache (Mozart, The Magic Flute)
Chi il bel sogno di Doretta (Puccini, La Rondine)
Quando m'en vo (Puccini, La Boheme)
O mio Babbino caro (Puccini, Gianni Schicchi)
N'est-ce plus ma main (Massenet, Manon)
Laurie's Song (Copland, The Tender Land)
I want magic! (Previn, A Streetcar Named Desire)
It's My Wedding (Dove, The Enchanted Pig)
Oratorio:
Rejoice Greatly (Handel, Messiah)
Quia Respexit (Bach, Magnificat)
Pie Jesu (Fauré, Reqiuem)
How can I cherish my man in such days? (Tippett, A Child of Our Time)
Musical Theatre:
I Could Have Danced All Night (Lerner & Loewe, My Fair Lady)
Wouldn't It Be Loverly? (Lerner & Loewe, My Fair Lady)
So Many People (Sondheim, Saturday Night)
Being Alive (Sondheim, Company)
No One is Alone (Sondheim, Into The Woods)
Look What Happened to Mabel (Herman, Mack and Mabel)
Wherever He Ain't (Herman, Mack and Mabel)
Hello, Young Lovers (Rodgers and Hammerstein, The King and I)
If I Loved You (Rodgers and Hammerstein, Carousel)
Times Are Hard For Dreamers (Messé, Amélie)
The Light In The Piazza (Guettel, The Light In The Piazza)
Think of Me (Lloyd-Webber, The Phantom of the Opera)
Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again (Lloyd-Webber, The Phantom of the Opera)
Journey To The Past (Flaherty, Anastasia)
I'll Be Here (Gwon, Ordinary Days)
Calm (Gwon, Ordinary Days)
I Feel Pretty (Bernstein, West Side Story)
I Have A Love (Bernstein, West Side Story)
Somewhere (Bernstein, West Side Story)
Classical Song:
L'Heure Exquise (Hahn)
Song Cycle: La Courte Paille (Poulenc)
Le Secret (Fauré)
Aurore (Fauré)
Le Nil (Leroux)
Les Chemins De L'Amour (Poulenc)
Song Cycle: Drei Lieder Der Ophelia (Strauss)
Die Nacht (Strauss)
Morgen! (Strauss)
Sure on this Shining Night (Barber)
See How They Love Me (Rorem)
Song Cycle: Ariel (Jonathan Dove)
Song Cycle: Cowboy Songs (Libby Larsen)
Song Cycle: Try Me, Good King! (Libby Larsen)
Song Cycle: Six Elizabethan Songs (Argento)
Song Cycle: I Hate Music! (Bernstein)
Song Cycle: The Love of the Mermaid (Sirenko)
Song Cycle: Hermit Songs (Barber)
Jazz:
Autumn Leaves
Fever
Promises, Promises
What The World Needs Now
I'll Never Fall In Love Again
Alfie
Painted From Memory
It's Easy To Remember
Folk:
Oh, Danny Boy
Down By The Sally Gardens
She Moved Through The Fair
Wayfaring Stranger
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

One of my favourite aspects of performance is engaging with my audience. A recent audiencegoer from a gig told me that "from Bach to Bacharach, there's a beautiful empathy" to all my performances, which I pride myself on.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I've performed in a variety of venues, varying from private dinner parties in back gardens to the Royal Albert Hall and the British Museum.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Whilst there's no denying the awe-inspiring power of singers like Maria Callas and Leontyne Price, I actually find I'm drawn to artists such as Gordon Haskell, Dolly Parton and Joni Mitchell.

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Performing at The Proms with the Philharmonia Chorus.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I always try to be as flexible as possible with timings, and totally understand that sometimes events don't always run to schedule! If there are any tweaks to the timing, just let me know as soon as possible.

How much time do you need to set up?

Set up time tends to vary from gig to gig. Usually, less than an hour, maximum an hour and a half.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

Of course! I'm more than happy to chop and change repertoire choices to fit your preferences.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Absolutely! Please don't hesitate to drop me a line about any specific requests you have for songs/arias.

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Christie A, 1 month ago

Hope has an absolutely beautiful voice that I would never tire of listening to. We booked Hope to sing at a funeral service and she sang perfectly, with tenderness and compassion. She was a complete professional in both the run up to the service and during, even taking time to speak with us afterwards. As a bonus she is also a lovely person. I highly recommend Hope for any event.

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Tom P, 2 months ago

Hope is a staggeringly versatile soprano who is ideally suited to singing many challenging arias from throughout the opera repertoire. I've had the pleasure of employing Hope on a number of projects and her ability to adapt to other genres from folk to jazz is a very rare quality for true classical singers and demonstrates her mastery of the voice. I'm often surprised by just how far her performance skills stretch; a very natural actor, expressive performer and fantastic collaborator. I would not hesitate to book Hope and will continue to do so myself.

Audiencegoer, 2 years ago

"From J.S. Bach to Burt Bacharach, there is a beautiful empathy to everything she does."