Britten Pears Young Artist 2021/22
Praised by The Guardian for her ‘irrepressible sense of drama and unmissable, urgent musicality’, Australian mezzo-soprano Lotte Betts-Dean is a keen concert curator and her wide-ranging repertoire encompasses contemporary music, art song, chamber music, opera, early music and non-classical collaborations. She is a Young Artist with Oxford Lieder, City Music Foundation and Musicians Company, Associate Artist with Southbank Sinfonia and won the 2020 ROSL Overseas Prize and Audrey Strange Singer’s Prize. Performance highlights include Dean Hamlet (Adelaide Festival) Stravinsky Perséphone (Melbourne Symphony Orchestra) Pierrot Lunaire (Manchester Collective) and recitals for several UK festivals including Buxton, Cheltenham, Barbican SoundUnbound, Oxford Lieder and St Magnus. Upcoming projects include Pirates of Penzance (Opera Holland Park) the world premiere of Dean Madame Ma Bonne Soeur (Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern), and an Australian concert tour. Lotte trained at the Royal Academy of Music (MA) and Melbourne Conservatorium (BMus).