Morgana recently won both the prestigious Frederic Cox Award for Singing and the Kennedy Strauss Award competitions at the RNCM where she is a scholarship student on the Postgraduate Diploma course, under the tutelage of Hilary Summers. Born in Bangor, she previously read Music at the University of Leeds, spending a year studying voice at the Strasbourg Conservatoire.
Whilst at the RNCM, Morgana has performed the role of Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro and the title role in Menotti’s The Medium, as well as Medoro Orlando, Augusta Tabor The Ballad of Baby Doe, Mercédès Carmen for RNCM opera scenes. This year she was a Young Artist at the Buxton International Festival singing in the chorus for Rossini’s La donna del lago, performed the role of Vava in Shostakovich’s Cherry Town, Moscow (WNO Youth Company) and covered the role of Coll for the premiere of Anna Appleby’s Drought (RNCM & BBC Philharmonic). She looks forward to singing the role of Fanny Price in the RNCM’s Spring production of Dove’s Mansfield Park in 2023.
A keen recitalist, Morgana has been a member of the RNCM Songsters throughout her studies and recently performed Mahler’s Rückert-Lieder accompanied by NEW Sinfonia at St Asaph Cathedral. She looks forward to presenting more song repertoire this year including Rodrigo’s Tres canciones españolas with classical guitar at the Instituto Cervantes Manchester, songs of the seasons at Bridgewater Hall, works by Stephen Hough accompanied by the composer in concert at the RNCM, and a recital at Leeds Conservatoire for Leeds Lieder.
Enthusiastic about making music available and accessible to all, Morgana conducts a community choir in Eccles and leads workshops for Welsh National Opera. Morgana’s studies are generously supported by Help Musicians UK, Oglesby Charitable Trust, the Annie Ridyard Scholarship for Mezzo-Sopranos, and the Clemence Trust.