Rosie Rowell

Award: Sybil Tutton Award

Year: 2019

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Soprano

Location: Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama


Rosie Rowell is a soprano from London currently studying on the MA Advanced Opera Performance course with the David Seligman Opera School at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, taught by Elizabeth Atherton. She graduated from Durham University with a BA Hons in English Literature, during which time was a Samling Academy scholar.
In June, she made her Welsh National Opera debut singing Sister Rose in Jake Heggie's Dead Man Walking, conducted by Karen Kamensek.
Her most recent performance was as Casilda (The Gondoliers) directed by Polly Graham and conducted by Alice Farnham. Past performances have included Miss Wordsworth (Albert Herring) for the David Seligman Opera School, Nora (Riders to the Sea), Atalanta (Xerxes) with Hampstead Garden Opera, conducted by Richard Hetherington, Adele (Die Fledermaus) and Emmie (Albert Herring).
Opera excerpt performances include Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), Marzelline (Fidelio), Magda Sorel (The Consul), Carolina (Il matrimonio segreto), Governess (Turn of the Screw), Fiordiligi (Cosi fan tutte) and Ginevra (Ariodante) with the David Seligman Opera School, and Despina (Cosi fan tutte) for the 2018 WNO Opera Gala.
Rosie is the 2019 winner of the Adelina Patti Prize and 2018 winner of the Elias Singing Prize for Soprano. She is the proud recipient of a Help Musicians UK Sybil Tutton Opera Award. From RWCMD, she has been awarded the Swinburn scholarship, Jenkins Phillips scholarship and Leverhulme Trust scholarship. She is further supported by the Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust and The South Square Trust.