Juliet Montgomery was born to a musical family in Stirling, Scotland where she studied violin and piano before beginning classical singing tuition with RCS tutor Kathleen McKellar Ferguson. Juliet was later awarded a place at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester where she graduated from in 2017.
Juliet completed her First Class Bachelor of Music (Honours) degree, Postgraduate Diploma with Distinction and Masters of Music at the RNCM under the tuition of Sandra Dugdale and Sarah Rhodes.
Since graduating, Juliet has performed with the chorus of Scottish Opera in their performance of Puccini’s Edgar and most recently joined the chorus of Opera North for their semi-staged production of Verdi’s Aida. She was a Young Artist in Buxton Opera’s MacBeth and last summer was soprano soloist in Northern Opera Group’s devised exploration of opera’s based on Shakespeare plays, Musical Confusion, which premiered at Leeds Opera Festival.
As an oratorio soloist, Juliet’s repertoire includes Mozart’s Coronation Mass, CPE Bach’s Magnificat, Haydn’s Nelson Mass, Schubert’s Mass in G, Haydn’s Missa Sancti Nicolai, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem, Haydn’s Paukenmesse, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solenelle, Faure’s Requiem, Goodall’s Eternal Light, Brahms’ Requiem, Bach’s Magnificat, Handel’s Dixit Dominus, Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri and Handel’s Messiah. Other concert highlights include performing with the Bulava chorus at the Notre Dame in Paris and the Cathedral of the Resurrection in Kiev and singing excerpts of Mahler’s Rückert Lieder with orchestra at the Howard Assembly Room in Leeds.
A keen recitalist, Juliet regularly performs opera galas and concerts with baritone Aidan Edwards. Their concert An Evening of Song enjoys annual showcases at the Edinburgh Festival as well as at several venues throughout Scotland and the north of England. Juliet and Aidan have collaborated for many outreach projects including educational workshops in schools and charity benefits and last year performed for Theatrical Adventures on two of their European river cruises.
Operatic roles include…
Fiametta The Gondoliers, Peep Bo The Mikado, Zorah Ruddigore (National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company), Adalgisa Norma (Preston Opera), Susanna The Marriage of Figaro (Opera on Location), Countess A Dinner Engagement (Manchester Opera Ensemble), Valencienne The Merry Widow (Preston Opera), First Lady The Mini Magic Flute (RNCM Spotlight), Isobel Pirates of Penzance (Heritage Opera), Una Novizia Suor Angelica (Manchester Opera Ensemble), Clara La Vie Parisienne and Susan Company (RNCM).
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