Zita graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London with First Class Honours in Music and continued her studies in Florence at the Lorenzo de’ Medici Institute. She has been kindly supported by the Nicholas Boas Charitable Trust and was given a Haskel Family Charities Bursary to sing as a Britten-Pears Young Artist in the 2016 Aldeburgh Festival, working with Bernarda Fink and Anthony Spiri on Slavic repertoire.
Zita has sung with Opera Holland Park, Opera Della Luna, Olivier award winning OperaUpClose and in Sydney with Opera Australia. Recent roles have included Zerlina Don Giovanni and Cherubino Le Nozze di Figaro (Intermezzo Opera). Other engagements include 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 Festival).
Zita has given song recitals at St James’s Piccadilly, the Royal Chapel (Windsor), The National Portrait Gallery (London) and internationally at Château Moncaud in the Music Festival d’Orange. Recent concert performances include Mozart’s Requiem and Brahms’ Liebeslieder Walzer for the Allegri Singers. Consort work has included the Bach Choir, St Endellion Festival and Convivium, recording and touring throughout Britain and Internationally. For Naxos, she has recorded Herbert Howells’s Hymnus Paradisi and movie soundtracks for Shrek the Third and Prince Caspian.
Zita gave a Britten-Pears Young Artists recital of Czech, Slovenian and Russian Song in the London recital series: Music at Mansfield Street and was a finalist in the 2016 John Kerr Award for English Song. Forthcoming engagements include London recitals in August and September 2017 hosted by the John Kerr Trust; Opera Scenes for Opera in Oborne and in 2018, Giulietta in The Tales of Hoffmann. This Autumn, she will be working with Cheryl Studer in the BSUA Berlin Masterclass Series.
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