Soprano Opera Singer UK Cheryl Brendish
Intimiate Opera Cornwall 

Cheryl was born and educated in Nottinghamshire and relentlessly requested singing lessons (even sacrificing her idea of keeping a horse in the garden shed to have them!) from an early age. Cheryl studied voice with the late Pamela Cook, MBE and joined her world-renowned choir, Cantamus for the next five years. Cheryl went on to study at Trinity College of Music, London before travelling to Australia to join the Victoria State Opera in Melbourne and performed in Cameron Macintosh’s ‘World Tour of Carmen’ in Australisia in 1990.

Cheryl currently studies with Margaret Kingsley and has performed many leading roles in the soprano and mezzo-soprano repertoire including Violetta (La Traviata); Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus); Countess (Marriage of Figaro); Valencienne (Merry Widow); First Lady (Magic Flute); Suzuki (Madam Butterfly); Zerlina (Don Giovanni) and many others. Cheryl was extremely fortunate to have a role in Paul Dayton's much acclaimed opera, The Hanging Oak based on a story by M. R James, specifically written for her which premiered in October 2009 in several church locations across the South West of England.

Cheryl is also a successful concert artist. In 1985 she performed Mozart’s Mass in C Minor with Sir Simon Rattle and the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and sang Mendelssohn's Elijah with Alan Opie in 2005. Other concert repertoire highlights include the Verdi Requiem, Mozart Requiem, Handel Messiah, Bach Christmas Oratorio, Bach Magnificat, Elgar The Kingdom, Charpentier’s Te Deum and Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle.

Based in Cornwall, Cheryl regularly performs throughout the South West in recitals, concerts, oratorio and on the operatic stage. In addition, Cheryl also teaches voice privately and for the Cornwall Music Service Trust as well as lecturing at Falmouth University, running her own business, Find Your Voice and her new venture, Intimate Opera Cornwall. Future performances include: Opera Classics Gala with South Devon Choral in Torquay on 6 July; Opera and Dinner evening for LINC Charity, Cheltenham on 5 October; Opera evening at Old Bodmin Library on 26 October; Petite Messe Solennelle with Bude Choral Society on 30 November and many Christmas concerts.





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