ZITA SYME
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BIOGRAPHY

Zita graduated from Royal Holloway University of London with First Class Honours in Music and then continued her studies in Florence and Berlin with Cheryl Studer. In 2016 she was a Britten-Pears Young Artist, working with Bernarda Fink and Anthony Spiri on Slavic repertoire, and a finalist in the John Kerr Award for English Song. She won first prize in the 2017 Emmy Destinn Young Singers Competition for Czech music and has recently given solo London recitals of this repertoire for both the Britten-Pears and Emmy Destinn Foundations.

Recent and forthcoming roles include Giunone La Calisto (Longborough Festival Opera), Antonia Tales of Hoffmann, Mimi La bohème, Rosalinde Die Fledermaus (Opera in Oborne), Dido Dido and Aeneas (Surrey Opera), Dr Mary in the UK premiere of Doctor Selavy's Magic Theatre by Stanley Silverman (New Wimbledon Theatre) and Elsa The Grand Duke (Buxton International Festival). Previously, Zita has sung with Longborough Festival Opera Annina (cover) La traviata, Opera Holland Park, Opera Della Luna, Opera Australia, and OperaUpClose.

Recent concert engagements include Berlioz's Les nuits d'été at St Paul's Church, Covent Garden and solo recitals at St James's Piccadilly, The National Portrait Gallery and in the Music Festival d'Orange. For Naxos, she has recorded Herbert Howells's Hymnus Paradisi and movie soundtracks for Shrek the Third and Prince Caspian.

Zita studies with Neil Baker and has been kindly supported by the Nicholas Boas Charitable Trust.

 

Full CV available by email request to zita@zitasyme.com

(Photo by kind permission of Joth Shakerley)

 

 

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