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Louise Armit



British mezzo-soprano Louise Armit is a member of the Royal Opera Chorus, which she joined in 2007. Her many solo roles for The Royal Opera have included Singer (Manon Lescaut), Second Bridesmaid (Le nozze di Figaro), Countess Ceprano (Rigoletto), a Coyrphée (Iphigénie en Tauride), Confidante (Elektra), Nursing Sister (Suor Angelica) and roles in Tannhäuser, Cendrillon, Simon Boccanegra, The Tsar’s Bride and Anna Nicole (world premiere).

Armit studied at the Royal Northern Conservatory of Music and was a member of the Glyndebourne Chorus 1994–5 and 2000–04. Her solo roles at the Glyndebourne Festival have included Olga (Eugene Onegin), Second Lady (Die Zauberflöte), Woman Model/Doubt (The Second Mrs Kong) and Aunt (Jenůfa), and for Glyndebourne Touring Opera Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro) and Tisbe (La Cenerentola). Her other roles have included Amor (Orfeo ed Euridice) for Opera Scotland, Nancy (Albert Herring) and Tessa (The Gondoliers) at the Covent Garden Festival, Hänsel for Clonter Opera and Dorabella (Così fan tutte) for Diva Opera.

Armit’s prizes include the Scottish Opera John Noble Competition and the Glyndebourne Erich Vietheer Memorial Award.