Louise Innes – mezzo soprano
Louise Innes made her Covent Garden debut in the Autumn Season 2010 singing Mercedes in Bizet’s Carmen and she returned there the following June to sing Javotte in a new production of Massenet’s Manon, touring to Japan and La Scala, Milan. She has also sung the role of Mercedes at the Opéra Comique in Paris, conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the title role in Carmen for Opera North. Most recently she sang Sesto La clemenza di Tito (Opera North) and Galafro Orlando Furioso (Barber Opera).
Other operatic roles include Sesto La clemenza di Tito (English National Opera), Carmen (Opera Holland Park and Castleward Opera), Cherubino Le nozze di Figaro (Garsington), The Oracle Minotaur (Scottish Opera), and a concert performance of Laura Iolante with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by Alexander Lazarev. She has also sung Dido Dido and Aeneas (Bordeaux), Dorabella Così fan tutte (British Youth Opera), Siebel Faust (Opera de Massy) and Second Lady Die Zauberflöte (Académie européenne de musique, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence).
Louise has recorded Ino Semele with David Stern and Opera Fuoco, and Second Cretan Lady Idomeneo with Sir Charles Mackerras.
Oratorio performances include Handel’s Messiah in Barcelona (Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Scottish Chamber Orchestra), and in Seville (National Orchestra of Seville). She has performed Beethoven Mass in C (Scottish Chamber Orchestra/St Magnus Festival, Orkney), Duruflé Requiem (Scottish Chamber Orchestra), Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle (Dunedin Consort), Bach St Matthew Passion (Dartington/Ivor Bolton), Mendelssohn Elijah in York Minster and Verdi Requiem in Ripon Cathedral. Other highlights include Ravel Chansons Madecasses (Hebrides Ensemble) and Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Edinburgh International Festival). She has sung Elgar’s Sea Pictures, The Apostles, The Music Makers and The Dream of Gerontius with Buxton Choral Society.
Other recent performances include Beethoven’s 9th Symphony at Snape Maltings and in Belfast with Ulster Orchestra, Bach’s Magnificat (Northern Sinfonia/Sage Gateshead), Sorceress Dido and Aeneas (Lyon and Evian) with Bernard Tetu, Debussy’s La Damoiselle Elue (Northern Sinfonia/Thierry Fischer) and Hamor Jephtha in Brussels, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and in Lucerne with David Stern.