Jayne Carmichael Norrie


Co-opera Co. Ltd
Co-Opera Co. is an opera company aimed at professional opera singers and orchestral players in the early stages of their careers, post-graduates nearing the conclusion of their course, budding conductors, directors, and repetiteurs.
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Jayne Carmichael Norrie

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I am absolutely thrilled to be selected to sing with Co-opera again this summer, singing in the ensemble for 'Peter Grimes'.  Benjamin Britten is my favourite composer, and this will be the first time that I have performed in one of his operas, I'm so excited!!

I have trained for many years as a lyric coloratura soprano, but my singing teacher has recently re-categorised my voice as a coloratura mezzo and I am the organiser of opera showcase Upload Opera www.theuploadopera.co.uk 

I work as a self employed singing teacher in Aberdeen and also studying a part-time MMus Vocal Music at the University of Aberdeen.  In opera I have sung Mosquito/Cunning Little Vixen, Chorus/Le Nozze di Figaro, Second Woman/Dido & Aeneas, Dolcina(cover)/Suor Angelica, Midinette/Il Tabarro, Laurina(cover)/Eugene Onegin.  

The team at Co-opera have transformed my singing and my self confidence as a performer. Just when I was about to give up on my opera singing dreams, they gave me an opportunity to show what I could do, and I seized it. 

Co-Opera Co. has made me appreciate the reasons why people love opera so much; it's all about people and about life. The whole Co-Opera Co. team have taught me, through stage experience and training, how to have a deeper understanding and knowledge of operatic roles, and that the time you invest in that process will make the singing part so much easier. 

Co-Opera Co. has helped me to be brave, has built my self confidence and has supported me in developing my potential. And that's because everyone at Co-Opera Co. walks the walk and talks the talk. You know what it's really like in the opera world. Everyone is lovely and supportive, honest and caring.

I am looking for some sponsorship to help me on my way to Co-opera again this year.  In exchange for your sponsorship you will get exclusive access to my Tumblr blog where I will be uploading pics, videos and posts, so you can get a 'behind the curtain' look at what life is like when putting a professional-standard opera performance together.

My studies are supported by the Robert Nicol Trust and the Scottish International Education Trust.


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21.06.15 So proud of you - keep at it, you are too good to give up!!

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