In the 2013/14 Season soprano Marianne Cotterill sings the chorus first soprano solo in Turandot and Trainbearer (Elektra) for The Royal Opera. She has been a member of the Royal Opera Chorus since 2004, and has sang the Turandot soprano solo in the three previous revivals at the Royal Opera House. She has also sung a Coryphée (Iphigénie en Tauride) and created a role in the world premiere of Anna Nicole.
Cotterill was brought up in Denmark and studied French at Copenhagen University before training at the Royal College of Music and with Margaret Hyde. She began her career in Baroque music and also specializes in contemporary repertory, singing in the premieres of Glass’s Pianto della Madonna at Lugano, Pagliarani’s Lucciole o imperi? in Milan and singing the title role in Petersen’s The Paean of Queen Ingeborg on tour around Denmark. For The Royal Opera she has covered roles including Esmeralda (The Bartered Bride) and Gerhilde (Die Walküre).
Cotterill regularly appears for the Royal Opera House’s Insight Evenings, singing extracts from roles including Violetta (La traviata), Amelia (Simon Boccanegra) and Cio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly).