Jessica Cale

Soloist, Soprano

Arcangelo are delighted to be appearing in concert with Jessica Cale in 2021/22.

Welsh Soprano, Jessica Cale, is the 2020 First Prize winner of the Kathleen Ferrier Awards and Joint Audience prize winner at the London Handel Festival International Singing Competition. Jessica is a graduate of the Royal College of Music International Opera Studio with an Artist Diploma in Opera and a Master of Performance with distinction. Whilst at the RCM, Jessica was the Robert Lancaster Scholar and is hugely grateful for the additional support of an Help Musicians UK Sybil Tutton Award, the Josephine Baker Trust and the Countess of Munster Trust.

Jessica’s operatic roles whilst at the RCM include Rodelinda (Handel); Flaminia (Haydn’s Il mondo della luna)Susan (Berkeley’s A Dinner Engagement) and Second Bridesmaid (Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro). Jessica has also performed Despina (Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte) and Serpetta (Mozart’s The Garden of Disguises) for Ryedale Festival Opera. Royal College of Music Opera Scenes include Blanche (Dialogues des Carmelites, Poulenc); Juliette (Romeo et Juliette, Gounod); Poppea (L’incoronazione de Poppea, Monteverdi); Tina (Flight, Dove); Musetta (La Boheme, Puccini); and Melisande (Pelleas et Melisande, Debussy). Jessica has participated in Masterclasses at the RCM with Dame Ann Murray, Gerald Finley, Edith Wiens and Roger Vignoles.

In addition to her operatic endeavours, Jessica enjoys a successful career on the concert platform working regularly with many of today’s leading ensembles including the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; the Monteverdi Choir, and the Gabrieli Consort. Jessica has performed as a soloist for Sir John Eliot Gardiner in Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, for Paul McCreesh in Purcell’s King Arthur and Fairy Queen with the Gabrieli Consort, and for the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Mark Padmore in Bach’s St Matthew Passion and St John PassionJessica is very proud of her Welsh heritage, competing in the final of the 2021 Welsh Singer’s Showcase and in 2019 Jessica gained 2nd prize at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod Pendine Voice of the Future competition. Prior to the global pandemic, highlight’s of Jessica’s solo career included Handel’s Messiah at the Royal Albert Hall and Mendelssohn’s Elijah at the Berlin Philharmoniker. As the Arts begin to make a return, upcoming performances for Jessica include Canteloube’s Chants d’Auvergne at St Albans Cathedral, Carmina Burana at the St David’s Hall, Cardiff and song recital performances across the UK.

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