Mezzo-Soprano, Olivia Warburton began her studies as a Chorister at Lincoln Cathedral. During her time at Lincoln Minster School, and whilst a chorister, she was an active member of many ensembles and enjoyed several tours to Europe over this period.
Inspired by the opportunities at Opera North, Olivia successfully auditioned for child parts in their productions of Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute’ and Britten’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. She toured extensively with them for two seasons.
Olivia is currently in her third undergraduate year at The Royal Academy of Music. She gained a full scholarship upon entrance and studies under Elizabeth Ritchie and Gareth Hancock. In her first year Olivia won the Arthur Burcher Memorial Prize for gaining the highest mark in her end of year recital. Last year, she represented RAM in the ‘Kathleen Ferrier Young Singers Award’ in which she was a finalist.
At the Academy, Olivia has found much success as a soloist and ensemble singer. She recently went on tour to Neresheim Abbey, Germany, with the RAM Chamber Choir and has this year been selected to join the Academy/Kohn foundation Bach Cantata Choir. Olivia has worked with leading Harpsichordists and Conductors including Laurence Cummings and Masaaki Suzuki. Earlier this year, Olivia was selected to participate in the Oxford Lieder Festival master course led by Roger Vignoles. She has also participated in master classes at the Academy led by a range of international artists, including Florian Boesch and Wolfgang Holzmair.
Olivia is generously supported by the Leverhulme Trust.