Soprano Charmian Bedford read classics at Cambridge before studying singing at Trinity College of Music. Her operatic roles include Tytania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream for both Opéra de Baugé and Garsington Opera (cover), and Rowan in The Little Sweep for Jubilee Opera in Aldeburgh. She made her Opera North debut in 2010 in a new piece by Mira Calix and has worked with the composer again on Streetwise Opera’s recent Fables – A Film Opera at the Spitalfields Music Festival. She created the lead role of Catarina in Nicola LeFanu’s Dream Hunter at Wilton’s Music Hall, and recently sang First Attendant in the European premiere of John Harbison’s Full Moon at the Warehouse.
Concert performances include Second Woman in Dido and Aeneas with the Academy of Ancient Music at Wigmore Hall, Mahler’s Symphony No.4 at the Barbican, and Berio’s Laborintus II with Aurora Orchestra and Mahogany Opera at LSO St Luke’s.