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Bernadette Lord



British soprano Bernadette Lord made her Royal Opera debut in 1989 as Cis (Albert Herring) and has since sung Jano (Jenůfa) and Meat Rack Girl (Anna Nicole). She has also sung in the Linbury Studio Theatre, for ROH2 and as Gretl (McNeff’s Clockwork).

Lord studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and with Suzanne Danco in Florence on a Royal Society of the Arts scholarship. She has sung Cis for Glyndebourne Festival (also televised). Her other roles include Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), Despina (Così fan tutte), Frasquita (Carmen), Gretel, Belinda and Dido (Dido and Aeneas), Dolly Trull (The Beggar’s Opera), Yniold (Pelléas et Mélisande) and Lucia (The Rape of Lucretia), for companies including British Youth Opera, Opera Restor’d, Clonter Opera and at the Cheltenham Festival. Other engagements include Night (The Fairy Queen) under William Christie. She sings regularly in contemporary repertory, with engagements including Leila (Burstein’s Manifest Destiny) for the Edinburgh Festival and song cycles by McNeff and Hywel Davies with Kokoro.

Lord’s music theatre appearances include Bernstein’s MASS and Rapunzel (Into the Woods).