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Mary Bevan

Soprano

Biography

Mary Bevan in action.
Mary Bevan as Lila in The Firework-Maker's Daughter © Robert Workman

English soprano Mary Bevan made her Royal Opera House debut singing Lila (The Firework-Maker’s Daughter, world premiere) in the Linbury Studio Theatre in 2013 with Mahogany Opera Group and has since sung Barbarina (Le nozze di Figaro) for The Royal Opera on the main stage and Euridice (Orfeo) at the Roundhouse. In the 2015/16 Season she sings the title role in Rossi’s Orpheus for The Royal Opera and Shakespeare’s Globe at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

Bevan studied Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic at Cambridge University and trained at the Royal Academy of Music. She sings regularly at English National Opera, where her roles have included Rebecca (Two Boys, world premiere), Yum-Yum (The Mikado) and Barbarina. Other engagements include Galatea (Acis and Galatea) for Iford Arts, Pamina (The Magic Flute) at Garsington Opera and Kate (Yeomen of the Guard) at the BBC Proms. She regularly appears in concert, performances including the St Matthew Passion and Israel in Egypt with the Hanover Band, Belinda (Dido and Aeneas) with the English Concert, Les Illuminations with the English Chamber Orchestra and Rutter’s Requiem at the Royal Albert Hall.

Bevan is the sister of soprano Sophie Bevan and daughter of David Bevan, Director of Music at Our Most Holy Redeemer and St Thomas More, Chelsea.

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News and features

The Opera Machine and Antonio Pappano honoured at RPS Awards

The Opera Machine and Antonio Pappano honoured at RPS Awards

6 May 2015

The Opera Machine — an extraordinary 17-camera view of the theatrical process — wins in the Creative Communication category.

Die Frau ohne Schatten and The Opera Machine shortlisted for RPS Music Award

Die Frau ohne Schatten and The Opera Machine shortlisted for RPS Music Award

1 April 2015

Claus Guth’s production of Strauss’s exotic fairytale and the extraordinary multi-camera view of Die Walküre nominated for awards.

Listen: Monteverdi’s Orfeo on BBC iPlayer

Listen: Monteverdi’s Orfeo on BBC iPlayer

3 March 2015

Another chance to hear The Royal Opera and Roundhouse’s acclaimed production of the first great opera.

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