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Annabel Kennedy


Annabel Kennedy is a 24-year-old mezzo-soprano from Devon. She is joining the Royal College of Music International Opera Studio as a Siow-Furniss Scholar, supported by the Josephine Baker Trust, The Drake Calleja Trust, and the Munster Trust Award. Annabel is continuing her studies under the tutelage of Amanda Roocroft, Michael Lloyd, Joyce Fieldsend and Simon Lepper.

Annabel made her solo debut at Cadogan Hall performing a ‘Suite of Lieder’ composed by

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha with the London Chamber Orchestra, under Christopher Warren-Green. More recently, Annabel performed Mahler’s ‘Rückert-Lieder’ with the RCM Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Martyn Brabbins and made her debut at Wigmore Hall singing the role of Euterpe in Handel’s ‘Parnasso in festa’ as part of the London Handel Festival.

Her recent awards include First Prize in the RCM Concerto Competition, Second Prize in the ‘Maureen Lehane Vocal Awards’ Competition, First Prize for the ‘AESS Dame Patricia Routledge English Song Competition’ and First Prize for the ‘AESS Courtney Kenny Award’ English Song Competition.
This summer, Annabel performed as a Garsington Young Artist in the chorus and cover of ‘Noble Orphan 2’ for their production of Strauss’ ‘Der Rosenkavalier’. She also had her first ever principal role debut as Flora in Verdi’s ‘La traviata’ for Nevill Holt Opera, as well as performing in the chorus for their production of Mozart’s ‘Don Giovanni’. This Autumn, Annabel will perform ‘2nd Lady’ in RCMIOS’ production of ‘Die Zauberflöte’.

Last updated: Oct 2021