THE ACADEMY of ST OLAVE’S  Bethany Seymour

Bethany Seymour’s concert career has focused on oratorio & early opera, performing in both Germany and UK. She teaches privately and at Ampleforth College and has made several commercial recordings.

Bethany Seymour

Soprano Soloist

Bethany Seymour’s concert career has focused on oratorio & early opera, performing in both Germany and UK. She teaches privately and at Ampleforth College and has made several commercial recordings.

Bethany was born in York and read music at the University of Leeds, graduating with a first class honours degree. A year of her studies involved studying at the Musikhochschule in Köln with Barbara Schlick. Bethany spends much of her time in Germany, where she sings with Rheinische Kantorei (conducted by Hermann Max,) with whom she has appeared in festivals in Knechtsteden, Leipzig, Graz, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, and Santiago de Compostella.

In the UK she sings with such ensembles as Yorkshire Bach Choir/Baroque Soloists, including three commercial recordings for Signum records: Bach St John Passion, B minor Mass, and St Matthew Passion. She has also appeared live on BBC Radio 3 Early Music Show and In Tune. Her concert career has focused on oratorio and early opera (staged performances of Purcell King Arthur, Dido & Aeneas; Pergolesi L’Olympiade) and baroque cantatas by composers including JS Bach, Handel, A Scarlatti, Conti and CPE Bach. She also enjoys singing with fortepiano in early Lieder by CPE Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Zelter, Reichardt, Schubert, Loewe, and Schumann.

Bethany teaches both privately and at Ampleforth College, and in 2013 was awarded a BBC Performing Arts Fund Fellowship in connection with the National Centre for Early Music.

25 June 2016

Bethany Seymour
Performances with the Academy of St Olave’s

Saturday 25 June 2016

MOZART: Highlights from Le Nozze di Figaro, K.492. Sung in the original Italian

Countess Almaviva – Jo Rondel (soprano)
Susanna – Bethany Seymour (soprano)
Cherubino & Marcellina – Judith Cunnold (soprano)
Count Almaviva & Figaro – George Clark (baritone)