Singer (Soprano)

Lianne Birkett

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About Lianne

Singer (Soprano)
Croydon
Public liability insurance of £2 million
An exciting young classically trained singer with a love for Disney

Lianne Birkett, born in Southampton, has achieved a Distinction in her Masters of Solo Performance at the RNCM and a First Class Bmus Hons from Birmingham Conservatoire. She is currently studying with tenor Arwell Treharne-Morgan. Lianne has been a successful recipient of the Dame Eva Turner Fund Award, a Finalist in the Frederic Cox Award, the winner of the Joyce and Michael Kennedy Award for the Singing of Strauss and was awarded second place in the Mario Lanza Opera Prize. Her operatic experience includes Lucy The Telephone by Menotti (Irrational Theatre) Tiny (cover) Paul Bunyan (BYO) Female Chorus (scene) Rape of Lucretia (RNCM), Arabella (scene) Arabella (RNCM), Sylvianne in The Merry Widow (Opera Project), Mrs Coaxer The Beggar’s Opera (Opera Project), Cousin Madame Butterfly (Opera Project), Musetta (scene) La Boheme (Birmingham Conservatoire), Mimi (scene) La Boheme (Birmingham Conservatoire) and Third Lady Die Zauberflute (Birmingham Conservatoire). Her concert experience includes soprano soloist in Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, Medelssohn’s Elijah and Verdi’s Requiem. Away form the opera scene Lianne has gained extensive experience as an entertainer. At the age of 26 she began appearing as various well known princesses at childrens parties. Skills she has acquired thorugh doing those are balloon modelling, glitter tattoos and basic face painting. Lianne has also worked as a singing waitress for Oxford based company Opera Anywhere, where by blending in with waiting staff performers surprise guests by breaking into song. Lianne also enjoys charitable work. In 2007, along with friend and colleague Anna Jeffers, she created a show called Around The Opera in 80 Minutes to help raise charity for Group B Strep Support after losing a niece unexpectedly to this little known condition. Lianne has also helped to raise money for Netley Chapel by compiling a programme of operatic and musical theatre repertoire in which she performed a concert in October 2015 with pianist Leo Nicholson. For the past couple of years Lianne has been appearing in care homes to entertain the elderly, something she really loves.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Opera, Musical theatre, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Baroque, Film / TV music, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, Cabaret, Swing, Karaoke
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Instruments:
Singer (Soprano), Singer (soprano)
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise
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Other skills:
Actor, Musical comedy
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Song list

Opera/Classical
O Mio Babbino Caro - Gianna Schicchi - Puccini
Un Bel Di - Madame Butterfly - Puccini
Quando Men Vo - La Boheme - Puccini
Si, Mi Chiamano Mimi - La Boheme - Puccini
Chi'Il Bel Sogno - La Rondine - Puccini
Caro Nome - Rigoletto - Verdi
Libiamo - La Traviata - Verdi
Ah! Non Credea - La Sonnambula - Bellini
Casta Diva - Norms - Bellini
Die Holle Rache - The Magic Flute - Mozart
Dove Sono - The Marriage of Figaro - Mozart
Ave Marie - Schubert
Pie Jesu - Faure
The Flower Duet - Lakme - Delibes
Barcarolle - The Tales of Hoffman - Offenbach
Musical Theatre
Come What May - Moulin Rouge
Sun and Moon - Miss Saigon
Tonight - West Side Story
Somewhere - West Side Story
I Feel Pretty - West Side Story
Summertime - Porgy and Bess
Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man - Showboat
I Hate Men - Kiss Me Kate
I Could Have Danced All Night - My Fair Lady
The Sound of Music - The Sound of Music
Climb Every Mountain - The Sound of Music
Favourite Things - The Sound of Music
Edelweiss - The Sound of Music
I Have Dreamed - The Kind and I
Secret Love - Calamity Jane
Somewhere Over the Rainbow - The Wizard of Us
The Is My Beloved - Kismet
If I Loved You - Carousel
I Dreamed a Dream - Les Miserable
On My Own - Les Miserable
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Disney
Let It Go - Frozen
Do You Want to Build a Snowman - Frozen
For the First Time in Forever - Frozen
Some Day My Prince Will Come - Snow White
I'm Wishing - Snow White
A Dream is A Wish Your Heart Makes - Cinderella
Once Upon A Dream - Sleeping Beauty
Tale As Old As Time - Beauty and The Beast
Colours of The Wind - Pocahontas
Just Around the River Bend - Pocahontas
A Whole New World - Aladdin
Part of Your World - The Little Mermaid
When Will My Life Begin? - Rapunzel
At Last I See the Light - Rapunzel
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Jazz
I Got Rhythm - Gershwin
New York New York - Frank Sinatra
Cry Me A River - Julie London
Fever - Peggy Lee
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Popular Music
Saving All My Love for You - Whitney Houston
I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
Power Of Love - Celine Dion

Reviews

From customers:

Theatre B, 4 years ago

And there is one cliché that is immediately exploded, that traditionally opera singers can’t and won’t act- they certainly can and do here and there are some star turns, with Lianne Birkett especially on magnificent and energetic form

DailyInfo.co.uk, 4 years ago

Further Lianne Birkett’s surly and sultry performance as Miss Todd’s servant Laetitia raised many snickers....