B i o g r a p h y
Beatrice Acland is an English soprano currently based in London. In July 2017 Beatrice graduated from the MA Opera performance course at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama with merit. Previous to this Beatrice completed her Mmus Vocal performance degree from the same conservatoire and was awarded the EA Redman prize for excellence in interpretation. Beatrice is an alumnus of the prestigious Georg Solti Accademia di Bel Canto. During her studies she was generously supported by the South Square trust, The Split Infinitive Trust, The Woman's Career's Foundation, The Winship Foundation and The Leverhulme Scholarship.
Recent operatic engagements include Elivra (cover, performed) Don Giovanni British Youth Opera, Iris Semele Mid Wales Opera, Eight soprano roles (cover,performed) English Eccentrics British Youth Opera, Zhou Kommilitonen! The Welsh National Youth Opera conducted by Alice Farnham, Alice Ford Falstaff RWCMD conducted by Carlo Rizzi and Countess (cover, performed) Le Nozze di Figaro RWCMD. In November 2017 Beatrice performed alongside Sir Bryn Terfel and Rebecca Evans in the Liverpool Philharmonic's production of Falstaff under the baton of Vasily Petrenko. Highlights in opera scenes work include performing the role of Tatyana in Act 3 of Eugene Onegin with the Welsh National Opera orchestra and the role of Cecily in excerpts from Barry The Importance of Being Earnest in a joint project with RWCMD and Music Theatre Wales.
Equally comfortable on the concert platform Beatrice has recently featured as a soloist in works including Schumann Requiem, Brahms Liebeslieder-Walzer, Mozart Mass in C minor, Hayden The Seasons and Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle. She performed the role of Pheobe in the World Premiere of Arnold's Henri Christoph in concert at the Malcolm Arnold Festival. She is also a member of the Philharmonia chorus. Beatrice was a semi-finalist at the Somerset Song prize and was commended in the 2016-17 Mozart competition. Beatrice has been privileged to work with Sumi Jo, Barbara Frittoli, Sir Richard Bonynge, Alessandro Corbelli, Susan Bullock and John Fisher in masterclass.