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Flora McIntosh

Mezzo Soprano

Flora McIntosh studied at the RNCM where she received generous support from the Peter Moores Foundation and the Countess of Munster Musical Trust. Flora studies with Arwel Treharne Morgan and coaches with Kelvin Lim, Steven Maughan, Lada Valesova and Elizabeth Rowe. She is a Samling Artist and has participated in masterclasses with, amongst others, Malcolm Martineau, Jane Eaglen, Della Jones and Graham Vick.

Operatic experience includes the title role in Carmen, Meg Page, Donna Elvira and Suzuki (Regents Opera), Flora (La Traviata, Soho/Tricycle Theatre), Judith in Duke Bluebeard’s Castle (RNCM), The Drummer in The Emperor of Atlantis (Halle and Imperial War Museum), Suzanne in Butler’s A Better Place (RNCM), 3rd Lady (ETO), Myrtale in Thaïs and 2nd Lady in The Magic Flute (Grange Park Opera), Idamante (New Sussex Opera), Der Komponist and Hermia (excerpts for Clonter Opera); and Fanny Nelson/Emma Hamilton in the world premiere of Bawden’s A Sailor’s Tale later recorded for NMC. Flora made her European debut in Tre cantate per J S Bach at the Batignano Festival in Italy where she returned the following year with Handel’s cantata Armida Abbandonata. She has travelled to Italy and France with London Festival Opera and Opera a la Carte, and performed La chatte/L'ecureuil in Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges with the European Opera Centre in Greece and Cyprus.

Flora has sung in concert venues across the UK and Europe. Highlights include mezzo soloist in Mendelssohn’s Elijah alongside Sir Thomas Allen at Westminster Cathedral (Parliament Choir/ SBS) and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Huddersfield Choral Society. In 2014 Flora participated in the prestigious week of masterclasses with Malcolm Martineau at Crear.

In 2015 Flora received critical acclaim for her performances of Flora in La Traviata at the Tricycle Theatre, Cherubino for Regents Opera, The Goddess of the Sea in the world premiere of Ulla’s Odyssey at Kings Place, and Carmen at London's Soho Theatre.

Current and future plans include Carmen and The Goddess of the Sea on national tour, Kate Pinkerton for Bury Court Opera, Romeo and Rosina for Pop-Up Opera and The Page in Strauss' Salome with Kelvin Lim.

Flora lives in North London with her husband and 2 young children.

Press:

"Performed magnificently by critically acclaimed Flora McIntosh, whose droll eye-rolls turn sarcasm into a facial expression, she becomes utterly believable as the hot-headed and irresistible Romeo." - Culture Whisper, I Capuleti e i Montecchi

"McIntosh and Privett make a power-team that celebrates the impressive female voice." - A Younger Theatre, I Capuleti e i Montecchi

"Popup Opera is very fortunate to have the splendid Flora McIntosh singing the role – anyone who has seen her sing a sexy Carmen will be shocked at how well she captures the swagger of adolescent gangster yob Romeo." - Plays to see, I Capuleti e i Montecchi

"She pitches her voice perfectly for the small space – delivering dramatic power when it’s needed but generating a sweetness of tone when it needs to be soft." - Plays to see, I Capuleti e i Montecchi

"But it is played with panache by Flora McIntosh. She has swagger and is a treat to watch as she moves between violence and longing for Giulietta." - Paul in London, I Capuleti e i Montecchi

"Flora McIntosh made a worldly wise Rosina" - Planet Hugill, Il Barbiere di Siviglia