Scottish soprano Lee Bisset makes her Royal Opera debut in the 2018/19 Season as Liza (The Queen of Spades).
Bisset was born in Scotland and studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, the Royal Northern College of Music and the National Opera Studio. She was a member of English National Opera’s Young Singers’ Programme, and represented Scotland in the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition. Bisset performs regularly for Longborough Festival Opera, where she has sung Freia (Das Rheingold), Sieglinde (Die Walküre), Gutrune (Götterdämmerung), Isolde (Tristan und Isolde), Chimène (Le Cid), Tatyana (Eugene Onegin) and the title roles of Jenufa, Kát’a Kabanová and Tosca. Her other appearances include Freia, Sieglinde and Third Norn (Götterdämmerung) for Opera North, Sieglinde at the Ópera São Paulo, Senta (Der fliegende Holländer) for Ópera de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, Minnie (La fanciulla del West) and Tosca for Opera Omaha, Tosca for Opera Memphis and Northern Ireland Opera, Senta, Lady Macbeth (Macbeth) and Leonore (Fidelio) for Dorset Opera Festival and Yaroslavna (Prince Igor) for Chelsea Opera Group.
Bisset’s concert appearances include Beethoven’s Symphony no.9 at the Teatro Real, Madrid, a Wagner concert at the Theatro São Pedro in Brazil, Sibelius songs with the Orchestra of Opera North and concerts with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. She has recorded Piet Swerts’s Symphony of Trees with the Flanders Symphony Orchestra.