BIOGRAPHY

 

London-born soprano Natasha Jouhl studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she won the prestigious Gold Medal, and at the National Opera Studio.

The recipient of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera John Christie Award, and Glyndebourne on Tour Promise Award, Natasha has forged a close relationship with company having performed many roles in recent seasons including the title role in Rusalka and First Wood Nymph, Donna Anna Don Giovanni, Fiordiligi Così fan tutte, Musetta La bohème, Micaëla Carmen, and has covered Cleopatra Giulio Cesare, Mélisande Pelléas et Mélisande, Alice Ford Falstaff, and the title roles in Rusalka and Rodelinda (GFO/GOT). Further roles in the UK include Elisetta The Secret Marriage, Ilia Idomeneo, First Wood Nymph Rusalka, and Erste Dame Die Zauberflöte (Opera North), Donna Anna Don Giovanni and Tamiri Il Re Pastore (Garsington Opera), Erste Dame Die Zauberflöte (Opera Holland Park), Emma Khovanshchina (WNO), the title role in Alcina (English Touring Opera), Donna Anna in Graham Vick’s production of Don Giovanni (Birmingham Opera Company), and Micaëla Carmen at the Royal Albert Hall (Raymond Gubbay Ltd).

Further afield she has performed Kumadha in John Adam’s The Flowering Tree for Chicago Opera Theater, Micaëla Carmen for Royal Danish Opera, Donna Anna Don Giovanni at the Birgitta Festival, Tallinn, Rosalinde Die Fledermaus for Wexford Festival Opera, Bernadette in the world première of Andrew Schultz’s Going into Shadows in Brisbane, Australia, Angelica Orlando and Romilda Xerxes for Opera Theatre Company, Dublin, and Nella in Gianni Schicchi for the William Walton Foundation in Ischia. Other roles include Tatyana Eugene Onegin, Lia in Debussy’s L’enfant Prodigue, and the title role in Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Snowmaiden.

On the concert platform recent oratorio highlights have included Bach’s B Minor Mass and Haydn’s Creation at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor, the St. Matthew Passion in Chelmsford Cathedral, Handel’s Samson, Acis and Galatea and Messiah at Arundel Cathedral, Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall and at the Waterfront Hall, Belfast with the Ulster Orchestra, Carmina Burana with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Pergolesi’s Missa Romana with the Orchestre National de Lyon, both Fauré and Dvorak Requiem at Cadogan Hall, and Il tempo del postino at the Manchester International Festival.

Recent and future engagements include the title role in Rusalka for Lyric Opera Dublin, the lead soprano role in the world première of Eric Sweeney’s The Invader for Wexford Opera House and the Theatre Royal Waterford, she returns to Glyndebourne to cover Violetta La Traviata, and covers Cio-Cio San Madama Butterfly at the Royal Albert Hall for Raymond Gubbay. On the concert platform she performs Handel’s Messiah with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, and sings gala concerts in Switzerland and throughout the UK and Ireland for Raymond Gubbay.