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Lyric-dramatic soprano Marrianne Town Smith started to sing in 2007 as a hobby and distraction from a fast-paced marketing management role. In 2015 she successfully auditioned for a Postgraduate Vocal Studies Programme at Trinity Laban and graduated with distinction in 2017.
In late 2021 struggling to secure any auditions and wanting to perform, Marrianne established Uncovered Opera Company to bring herself and other emerging artists performance opportunities. To date she has produced four Operatic productions, an opera gala and over 10 lunchtime recitals.
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Operatic roles performed include Ariadne (Ariadne auf Naxos), Lady Macbeth (Macbeth), Abigaille (Nabucco), Witch and Mum (Hansel & Gretel), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), First Witch (Dido & Aneas). She has covered the roles of Maddalena (Andrea Chenier) and Madeleine Lidoine (Dialogues des Carmelites). In Oratorio she has performed the soprano solo in Beethoven's Ninth symphony, Bizet's Te Deum, Handel's Messiah, Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle, Verdi's Requiem and Brahm's Ein Deutsches Requiem. On the concert platform she has performed Chausson's La Poeme de l'amour et de la mer with St Paul's Sinfonia and Strauss's Four Last Songs with BAFCO Orchestra.
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