ZITA SYME
SOPRANO

BIOGRAPHY

Zita graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London with First Class Honours in Music and continued her studies in Florence at the Lorenzo deí Medici Institute. She has been kindly supported by the Nicholas Boas Charitable Trust and was given a Haskel Family Charities Bursary to sing as a Britten-Pears Young Artist in the 2016 Aldeburgh Festival, working with Bernarda Fink and Anthony Spiri on Slavic repertoire. In 2016 she was a finalist in the John Kerr Award for English Song and in 2017 she won the Emmy Destinn Young Singers Competition.

Zita has sung with Opera Holland Park, Opera Della Luna, Olivier award winning OperaUpClose and in Sydney with Opera Australia. Recent roles have included Zerlina Don Giovanni and Cherubino Le Nozze di Figaro (Intermezzo Opera). Other engagements include Dido Dido and Aeneas (Surrey Opera), Dr Mary in the UK premiere of Doctor Selavy's Magic Theatre by Stanley Silverman (New Wimbledon Theatre) and Elsa The Grand Duke (Buxton Festival).

Zita has given song recitals at St Jamesís Piccadilly, the Royal Chapel (Windsor), The National Portrait Gallery (London) and internationally at Ch‚teau Moncaud in the Music Festival díOrange. Recent concert performances include Mozartís Requiem and Brahmsí Liebeslieder Walzer for the Allegri Singers. Consort work has included the Bach Choir, St Endellion Festival and Convivium, recording and touring throughout Britain and Internationally. For Naxos, she has recorded Herbert Howells's Hymnus Paradisi and movie soundtracks for Shrek the Third and Prince Caspian.

Earlier this year, Zita gave a Britten-Pears Young Artists recital of Czech, Slovenian and Russian Song in the London recital series: Music at Mansfield Street. She has recently returned from Berlin where she took part in Masterclasses with Cheryl Studier, kindly supported by the Nicholas Boas Charitable Trust. Forthcoming engagements include Mimi in La Boheme and Cherubino Le Nozze di Figaro for Intermezzo Opera.

 

Full CV available by email request to zita@zitasyme.com

(Photo by kind permission of Joth Shakerley)

 

 

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