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Born Lancashire, 29 November 1959.

English mezzo-soprano.

Louise Winter studied at the RNCM in Manchester. Early operatic work included several appearances on the Glyndebourne Tour, as Dorabella, Tisbe, Zerlina and Rosina. At the Glyndebourne Festival she sang Sesto and Pauline (The Queen of Spades). Her Covent Garden debut was as Olga in Eugene Onegin, and with ENO she has sung Carmen and Marguerite in The Damnation of Faust.

She has been a regular visitor to the Frankfurt Opera, singing roles such as Preziosilla and Lady Macbeth (in the version of Macbeth by Ernest Bloch). Her Wagner roles there include Brangäne and Venus.

Her concert career has included appearances with most of the British orchestras, including the CBSO with Rattle, BBC SO with Andrew Davis, the Hallé under Elder and the Philharmonia with Mackerras. Her concert repertoire includes Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and the Requiems of Mozart and Verdi. In Scotland she has sung with the RSNO, being particularly noted for her Mahler performances, including Das Lied von der Erde with Lazarev (1999) and the Rückert Lieder with Gansch (2004).

Roles in Scotland

Judith Bluebeard's new wife
Duke Bluebeard's Castle 1997
Alisa Ailsa, Lucy's companion
Lucia di Lammermoor 1997
Wife Doreen; Waitress 1; Sphinx 2
Greek 2011
Susan Wheeler
In the Locked Room 2012

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