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Georgia Jarman

Georgia Jarman sitting backwards in a chair with her head resting on her crossed arms


Vocal dexterity aligned with a strong theatrical instinct and excellent musicianship have been key to soprano Georgia Jarman’s numerous successes in roles spanning lyric and bel canto repertoire alongside a growing reputation in 20th-century works as well as new commissions. Holding special significance are the landmark compositions of Sir George Benjamin—Written on Skin and Lessons in Love and Violence—which Jarman performed at Venice Biennale Musica under the composer’s direction and at Hamburg State Opera, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Opera National de Lyon, and the Beijing Music Festival with Mahler Chamber Orchestra under Lawrence Renes. She recently returned to the role of Isabel in Lessons in Love and Violence, again with Mahler Chamber Orchestra, on a European tour and with the Orchestre de Paris under the composer’s direction. She sang the role of Agnès in Written on Skin for her debut at Deutsche Oper Berlin under Marc Albrecht in January. Her breakthrough performance and debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, came as Roxana in Kasper Holten’s production of Szymanowski’s Krol Roger, seen in cinemas and released on DVD. Further debuts include Musetta in Puccini’s La bohème for Opernhaus Zurich, Helena in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Opera Philadelphia, Lucia in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor for Opéra National de Bordeaux, Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto for Santa Fe Festival, all four heroines in Richard Jones’s production of Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann for English National Opera, and the title role of Massenet’s Manon at Malmö Opera. Exploring neglected bel canto repertoire, she has made numerous critically acclaimed appearance at the former Caramoor Summer Music Festival with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s including, most recently, Zenobia in Rossini’s rarely performed Aureliano in Palmira, as well as Norina in Don Pasquale and Amina in Bellini’s La sonnambula. Jarman made her BBC Proms debut in 2019 singing Szymanowski’s Love Songs of Hafiz with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ilan Volkov, and sang her debut performances of Britten’s War Requiem as part of the season opening celebrations to inaugurate Zurich’s new Grosse Tonhalle with the Tonhalle Orchestra under Kent Nagano. This season brings performances of Handel’s Messiah with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra under Christopher Warren-Green.

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