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Lee Bisset

Praised by The Guardian as “…revelatory, her rich and luminous sound ideally suited to Wagner and always compelling, ” soprano Lee Bisset sings Sieglinde in Die Walküre with Opèra São Paulo, Brazil, makes her American début as the title role of Tosca with Opera Memphis in the 2011/12 season, in addition to returns to Longborough Festival Opera for the title role of Kát’a Kabanová and Gutrune in Götterdämmerung. Recent performances include her first performances of Sieglinde in Die Walküre for Longborough Festival Opera, the tortured and intense protagonist in Nick Fells and Zöe Strachan’s Sublimation for Scottish Opera both in Scotland and in Cape Town, and Tosca for Northern Ireland Opera.

As a member of the Young Singers’ Programme at English National Opera she sang Karolka in Jenůfa, Erste Dame in Die Zauberflöte and Mimi in La bohème. Her concert repertoire includes Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, Dvořak’s Stabat Mater and Requiem, Handel’s Samson and Messiah, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Mozart’s Requiem, Verdi’s Requiem, Strauss’ The Four Last Songs, and Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder.

Born and raised in the western Scotland, Lee Bisset studied in Italy, then at the Royal Northern College of Music and at the National Opera Studio, where she was sponsored by English National Opera. She has won the Joyce and Michael Kennedy Strauss Prize, the Webster Booth Award, the Dame Eva Turner Award for Dramatic Sopranos, and a Susan Chilcott Scholarship. In 2005 she represented Scotland at the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World.