Bridgewater Sinfonia, Berkhamsted

Marianne Cotterill


Vaughan Williams – Dona Nobis Pacem – 7 June 2008
Haydn – Creation –   9 June 2007
Vaughan Williams – A Sea Symphony – 25 June 2011

Brought up in Denmark, Marianne studied French at Copenhagen University, before studying singing at the Royal College of Music and later with Margaret Hyde. She began her career in baroque music, performing with most of the leading established groups in Europe and Israel.

She established her operatic career in 1996, and between 1999 and 2002 she worked for Glyndebourne covering many principal roles. She featured with Roberto Alagna on his recording Nessun Dorma. In 2004 she joined the Royal Opera House Chorus, and has appeared as a soloist in Turandot, and, recently, in Tannhäuser and Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Anna Nicole, and with The Royal Opera Chorus in Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle. Since joining the ROH she has understudied Female Convict (Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk), Esmeralda (The Bartered Bride), Chloë (The Queen of Spades), Gerhilde (Die Walküre), Fourth Maid (Electra) and Pale Lady (The Gambler). She regularly appears for the Royal Opera House’s Insight Evenings where she has sung Flower Maiden (Parsifal), Cio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly), Violetta (La Traviata), Amelia (Simon Boccanegra) and in Verdi’s Requiem and Britten’s War Requiem. Recent concerts include The Messiah, Poulenc’s Gloria and Strauss’s Vier letzte Lieder with Bushey Orchestra and again at St Albans Abbey. Future engagements include Mahler’s Das Klagende Lied, Vaughan Williams’ A Sea Symphony, Haydn’s Ave Regina and a new work by Cecilia McDowell.