Louise Crane

Louise has worked as principal artist with Glyndebourne, ENO, the Monnaie (Brussels), Opéra de Lyon, Aldeburgh Festival, Chelsea Opera Group, Opera Factory and Mid-Wales Opera. She has broadcast Rossini’s Stabat Mater (BBC Scottish Symphony), and being well known for singing Handel’s Messiah - recorded for Classic FM - she was engaged by the Basque Symphony of Spain and the Singapore Symphony. She also recently performed at King’s College Cambridge with Stephen Cleobury and has appeared on Friday Night is Music Night. She has given concerts at the Barbican and Birmingham Symphony Hall devoted to the music of Offenbach.

Louise joined D’Oyly Carte as a principal contralto, singing the Countess (The Count of Luxembourg), Fairy Queen (Iolanthe), Hebe (HMS Pinafore), Edith and Ruth (The Pirates of Penzance) at London’s Savoy Theatre and on tour in Britain and USA.

For Opera della Luna, Louise has sung Katisha & Peep Bo (Mikado), Ruth, Edith & a Policeman (The Parson’s Pirates), Amanda (The Ghosts of Ruddigore), Alice (Lucia di Lammermoor), Orestes (Belle Helene), Buttercup (HMS Pinafore) and in The Burglar’s Opera.

Recent engagements include Flora (La Traviata) for Co-Opera in Ireland and in Barbados for Holder’s Festival; Tessa (The Gondoliers) Festival at Buxton Opera House and Praskovia (The Merry Widow) for Opera Holland Park.

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