LISA CASSIDY - AWARD WINNING INTERNATIONAL SOPRANO
SINGER I ACTRESS I PERFORMER
Lisa Cassidy is a singer known for the high intensity and quality of her performances. Equally at home in fields ranging from Baroque music to Jazz, she relishes the diverse opportunities that different genres have to offer.
Although currently based in the UK, Lisa's voice has taken her all over the world, ranging from a recent contemporary production, in which she was the prinicipal soloist in Vigo, Spain to Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre to Ned Kelly’s famous Jazz bar in Hong Kong.
Lisa has had the privilege to work, study and perform alongside many highly regarded artists including Judith Howarth, Malcolm Martineau, Sarah Walker, Julius Drake, Christian Gerhaher, Chris Ingham, Christopher Glyn, Laura Cannell, Philip Thorby and Roger Vignoles. She has sung under Jiří Bělohlávek, Ilan Volkov, Gregory Rose, Sharon Choa and many other vibrant conductors. She is a Britten Pears Young Artist and an alumna of the first ever Oxford Lieder Mastercourse and the Live Music Now scheme.
In recital Lisa has appeared alongside Judith Howarth and Malcolm Martineau at ‘The Hub’ in Edinburgh and featured in numerous music festivals across the UK including the William Alwyn Festival in Aldeburgh; the Thaxted Festival; the ‘Well-Dressing’ in Wirksworth; The St Peter Mancroft Recital Series; the ‘Viennese Festival’ at the King of Hearts; The Park Lane Concert Series; The Bildeston Festival; The Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royal Concert Series; The Coast Festival (and touring) with the baroque group, ‘The Harmonious Association’ with harpsichordist Philip Thorby; The Wymondham Festival; The St Lawrence Jewry Music Festival and St Olave’s lunchtime concert series in London.
Lisa is also passionate about oratorio singing. Recent engagements include a sell out performance of Will Todd’s ‘Mass in Blue’ with the Eye Bach choir, the role of Belinda in Purcell’s ‘Dido and Aeneas’ alongside ‘The Brook Street Band’; Benjamin Britten’s ‘Spring Symphony’ and Beethoven's ‘9th Symphony’ under Sharon Choa with the Norwich Philharmonic; Bach’s ‘B Minor Mass’ and Handel’s ‘Dixit Dominus’ with the Eye Bach Choir, Bach’s ‘Magnificat’ with the Norwich Philharmonic under David Dunnett, Rossini's ‘Petite messe Solenelle’ at St Peter Mancroft in Norwich, Mozart's 'C Minor Mass' in St Mary's Cathedral Edinburgh and more recently with the English Arts Chorale in Surrey, Haydn’s ‘Nelson Mass’ with the Framingham Earl singers and Orff’s ‘Carmina Burana’ for the Wirksworth Festival in Derbyshire. Her repertoire includes most of the major Oratorio works. In 2014 Lisa created the new musical project: ‘Flash-Bach’, which premiered at Norwich Cathedral and is designed to bring the music of Bach to an even broader audience. For more information and to book Flash-Bach please visit the page.
For the past two years Lisa has also created projects with Norwich’s vibrant ‘Hostry Festival’. These have included a programme exploring Benjamin Britten’s works for guitar and a series of performances of Francis Poulenc’s one woman opera ‘La voix humaine’, for which she received huge plaudits. For the 2015 festival in October Lisa designed, staged, directed and starred in a premiere performance of Kenneth Ian Hÿtch’s new opera ‘Lady Macbeth is dead’, which was written for her.