Hargrave Music Festival

Louise Innes

Louise Innes maLouiseInnes picde her Covent Garden debut in the Autumn Season 2010 singing Mercedes (Carmen) and she returned there the following June to sing Javotte in a new production of Massenet’s Manon, touring to Japan and La Scala, Milan. She has also sung the role of Mercedes at the Opera Comique in Paris and in the Palacio Carlos Cinco at the Alhambra, conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the title role in Carmen for Opera North. Most recently she sang the title role in Gluck’s Orfeo for Scottish Opera Unwrapped, Sesto La Clemenza di Tito (Opera North), Galafro Orlando Furioso (Barber Opera) and Volpino Lo Speziale at St Paul’s Knightsbridge.

In oratorio her performances include Handel’s Messiah in Barcelona with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and in Seville with the National Orchestra of Seville. She performed Beethoven Mass in C at the St Magnus Festival, Orkney and Duruflé Requiem with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle with the Dunedin Consort, Bach St Matthew Passion at Dartington conducted by Ivor Bolton, Mendelssohn Elijah in York Minster and Verdi Requiem in Ripon Cathedral. Other highlights include Ravel Chansons Madecasses with the Hebrides Ensemble and Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra at the Edinburgh International Festival. She has sung Elgar’s Sea Pictures, Apostles, Music Makers and Dream of Gerontius with Buxton Choral Society.

Other recent performances include the world premiere of Deniz Kustu by Michael Ellison at the Istanbul International Music Festival, Beethoven 9 at Snape Maltings and in Belfast with Ulster Orchestra, Bach’s Magnificat with the Northern Sinfonia at The Sage, Gateshead, Miss Baggott in Britten’s The Little Sweep at Blackheath Halls, Elgar’s Music Makers and Brahm’s Alto Rhapsody in Sherborne Abbey and Bach’s St Matthew Passion and Juno (Semele) at The London Handel Festival under Laurence Cummings.