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Born Hertfordshire.

English mezzo-soprano.

Louise Collett was a Samling scholar at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, gaining a first-class degree, a postgraduate diploma, a Master of Music and a Master of Opera. At the RSAMD she won the Jean Highgate Scholarship, Governors’ Recital Prize, Frank Spedding Lieder Prize and Margaret Dick Competition.

She spent the summer of 2007 in the Chorus of the Bayreuth Festival for Parsifal, Tannhaüser, and Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.

She spent a season as a Scottish Opera Emerging Artist, making her company debut in 2008 as Olga in The Merry Widow. During the Scottish Opera 2009/10 Season she also appeared with The Orchestra of Scottish Opera at St Andrew’s in the Square, in the chorus of The Elixir of Love and on the Opera Highlights tour, and covered the role of Isabella in The Italian Girl in Algiers. She went on to perform several principal roles with the company.

Other operatic engagements include Arnalta L’incoronazione di Poppea, 3rd Woman The Vanishing Bridegroom, Older Woman Flight, Florence Pike Albert Herring, Olga Eugene Onegin, La Prieure Dialogues des Carmélites (RSAMD); and Apprentice Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg  (Edinburgh International Festival).

07/2012 ASF

Roles in Scotland

Arnalta Poppea's nurse
Incoronazione di Poppea 2005
Third Woman
Vanishing Bridegroom 2005
Olga wife of Kromow
Lustige Witwe 2008
Olga Larina's younger daughter
Eugene Onegin 2008
Wowkle Minnie's Indian woman servant
Fanciulla del West 2010
Opera Highlights 2010
Maddalena sister of Sparafucile
Rigoletto 2011
Suzuki Cio-Cio-San's servant
Madam Butterfly 2012
Madam Butterfly 2014
Madam Butterfly 2017
Lola Alfio’s wife
Cavalleria Rusticana 2012
Third Lady in attendance on the Queen
Zauberflöte 2012
Micah a friend of Samson
Samson 2015
Suora Zelatrice monitor
Suor Angelica 2016

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