British soprano Olivia Moss graduated from the University of York with a BA (Hons) in Music in 2016 and continued her studies with Rosa Mannion, with additional lessons from Mary King. Olivia is honoured to be the recipient of The Gus Christie Award 2018 from Glyndebourne, awarded to support a young singer with exceptional promise. In summer 2020, Olivia will begin her postgraduate Vocal Arts studies at the renowned Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland.
Performance highlights for Olivia include her Royal Festival Hall debut as a soloist in Bernstein’s Mass under the baton of Marin Alsop and singing Suor Dolcina in a new production of Puccini’s Suor Angelica for the Heraklion Piano Festival, Crete. Olivia also recently sang the role of Emmeline in Purcell’s King Arthur with Richmond Opera, she was soprano soloist in Handel’s Messiah for the Richmond Choral Society and she has sung in recent concerts for the Bognor Regis Music Club, The Funtington Music Group and the Chichester Festival. Olivia is also featured on the soundtrack to the new film ‘The Postcard Killings’ (Good Films Collective), released in 2020.
Olivia has been selected for the British Youth Opera workshops programme (2019 and 2020), the Oxenfoord International Summer School Opera Scenes programme and the Abingdon Summer School for Solo Singers. Olivia was also chosen for the Glyndebourne Academy 2017, where she benefitted from an intensive training programme, led by Mary King. For the 2016/17 academic year, Olivia studied at the Morley College Opera School.
Passionate about exploring and promoting contemporary music, Olivia has performed as part of the Chimera Ensemble and the York Composers’ Collective and the all soprano ensemble Philomel, which programmes new commissions alongside early soprano works. Olivia enjoys collaborating with composers and is proud to have premiered several works as a soloist.
Alongside her singing, Olivia was the Assistant Musical Director for Richmond Opera (2019), the Director of the Choir of Fortnum & Mason (2017-19) and she teaches singing and piano.