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Meeta Raval

Soprano

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RECENT AND UPCOMING ENGAGEMENTS

Manon, cover Manon Lescaut (Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London), Nedda Pagliacci (Welsh National Opera), Cio-Cio-San, Madama Butterfly (Glyndebourne Touring Festival, Welsh National Opera), Leonora Il Trovatore (Ópera de Oviedo).


OPERATIC ENGAGEMENTS

Nedda Pagliacci (Welsh National Opera), Cio Cio San Madama Butterfly (English National Opera, Welsh National Opera, Opera 2001 on tour in Spain and France), cover Elisabetta Don Carlos, cover Manon Manon Lescaut, Girl Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (Royal Opera House London), Donna Anna Don Giovanni (Opera North), Liu Turandot (Dalhalla Festival Opera), Ortlinde Die Walküre (in concert, Welsh National Opera), Lisa, Ortlinde Die Walküre (Opera North), First Flower Maiden Parsifal (English National Opera), Micaela Carmen (Banff, Canada), Teresa Das Wundertheater Henze (Montepulciano, Italy), Die Knusperhexe Hänsel Und Gretel, Amaranta La fedelta premiata (Royal Academy Opera), Magda La Rondine (British Youth Opera)


CONCERT ENGAGEMENTS

Bach Mass in B Minor, Johannes Passion, Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem, Bruckner Te Deum, Dvořák Stabat Mater, Strauss Vier Letze Lieder, Wagner Wesendonck Lieder, Verdi Requiem (Sage Gateshead, Newcastle), Puccini Gala (Barbican Hall London), ‘Simply Gershwin’ recitals (Royal Festival Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Manchester Bridgewater Hall), Jonathan Harvey Song Offerings (Dominic Wheeler, South Bank Centre), Schoenberg Gurrelieder (Glive Concert Hall), Toni Castell From Light to Life (Watts Gallery), an Opera Gala (New Georgian Opera), Beethoven 9th Symphony (Fondazione Orchestra Sinfonica e Coro Sinfonico di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Milan)


AWARDS

Royal Academy of Music Pavarotti Prize, Independent Opera Award, Sybill Tutton Opera Award and Maidment Scholarship by the Musician’s Benevolent Fund, Patron of the Wells Cathedral Chorister Trust, 2011 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World finalist, Dame Eva Turner Prize for “a soprano with dramatic potential"


MASTER CLASSES

Mirella Freni, Dame Anne Evans, Rosalind Plowright, John Copley, José Cura, Graham Johnson, Dame Ann Murray


STUDY

Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Royal Academy of Music, National Opera Studio, London


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Meeta Raval as Liu, Turandot, Puccini 
 
 
Meeta Raval makes Liu's farewell intensely gripping.

- Svenska Dagbladet

On her way to the inevitable finale, the slave-girl Liu takes her own life rather than reveal the prince's name, and sings her incredibly gripping aria. Here it is the british soprano Meeta Raval who performs the aria sublimely.

- Gefle Dagblad

Meeta Raval, in her debut on a swedish stage, gives Liu a beautiful voice ... her pianissimos are gorgeous. 

- Aftonbladet

The young British soprano Meeta Raval was a sensitive Liù and she made the most of her two arias, sung with silvery tone.                                                                                

- Seen and Heard International

Meeta Raval's silver threads in Liu's super high tessitura are memorable

- DT Newspaper


Meeta Raval as Madama Butterfly, Puccini (English National Opera / Mid Wlaes Opera)

 

. . .The casting is strong, if in some ways uneven. It’s a joy to hear Meeta Raval (a finalist in the recent Cardiff Singer of the World) in a complete role, which proves that she is not only a very talented singer but a vocal actress of considerable presence. . .

- Stephen Walsh / The Arts Desk

. . .Meeta Raval portrayed a Butterfly driven by her perceptions, distorted though they be: Raval took everything in her considerable vocal stride, articulating the words of Amanda Holden’s sensitive translation with the utmost clarity. By the final scene, the sense of a creature whose metamorphosis is fated and irreversible was heightened. . .

- Rian Evans / Opera

. . .In the title role, Meeta Raval’s lyric soprano is confident and secure; she makes the transition from mid-teens bride to defiantly proud mother without forcing the tone. . .

- Rian Evans / The Guardian

 . . . Meeta Raval — a recent Cardiff Singer of the World finalist — is fearless as Cio-Cio San, sailing through the demands of the role with mightily impressive security . . .

- Hugo Shirley / The Daily Telegraph


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