Carly Owen


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Welsh soprano Carly Owen begins the 2018-19 Season in the ensemble at Theater & Orchester Heidelberg. Roles this season include Gilda Rigoletto, Ilia Idomeneo, Pamina Die Zauberflöte and Hanna Glawari Die lustige Witwe.

Last season the artist was a member of the National Opera Studio programme in London where she took part in residencies across the UK and developed a number of roles including title role Rodelinda (Opera North) director Christopher Alden, Magda Sorel The Consul (St John’s Smith Square) director Keith Warner, The Queen of Shemakha The Golden Cockerel and Susanna Khovanshchina (Scottish Opera) director Max Hoehn, Violetta La Traviata, Alice Ford Falstaff, Rosalinde Die Fledermaus, Countessa Le Nozze di Figaro, Romilda Serse (Welsh National Opera) director Emma Jenkins.

Recent highlights include her role debut as Musetta La Bohème with Diva Opera with performances in the UK and in France for which she received outstanding reviews.

In 2017 she graduated with distinction from the Royal College of Music Masters in Vocal Performance course where performances included the role of Violante (Sandrina) La finta giardiniera directed by Harry Fehr again receiving excellent reviews ‘Soprano Carly Owen, as Violante, was feisty and full of character; she used her focused tone and strong vibrato to convey Violante’s steeliness.’ (Claire Seymour, Opera Today)

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La Bohème

Diva Opera, August 2017

...the volcanic Musetta of Carly Owen – a veritable condensation of charm and vocal voluptuousness...

Classic Toulouse, Robert Penavayre, 24 August 2017

La finta giardiniera

Royal College of Music International Opera School

Carly Owen was outstanding as Violante; she was compelling vocally and dramatically. Her duet with Belfiore in Act Two, when they had taken leave of their senses, combined farce and a touching child-like quality, which Mozart was later to achieve in The Magic Flute.

Classical Source, Amanda-Jane Doran, December 2016

Soprano Carly Owen, as Violante, was feisty and full of character; she used her focused tone and strong vibrato to convey Violante’s steeliness.

Opera Today, Claire Seymour, December 2016

Carly Owen in the title role had excellent recit skills, with a real feel for Italian phrasing.

Dehggial Wordpress, December 2016

Woolf Works

Royal Opera House

Carly Owen's enchanting notes adds a solitary tone which entwines with Galeazzi's movements

The London Magazine, Abi Lofthouse, February 2017

Carly Owen's Opera Repertoire


I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Giulietta)


Fidelio (Marzelline)


Turn of the Screw (Governess)


L'elisir d'amore (Adina)
Don Pasquale (Norina)


Alcina (Morgana)
Giulio Cesare (Cleopatra)
Rodelinda (title)


La finta giardiniera (Sandrina)
Le Nozze di Figaro (Susana)
Die Zauberflöte (Pamina)
Idomeneo (Ilia)
Don Giovanni (Zerlina) 


Cendrillon (title)
Manon (title)


La Bohème (Musetta)
Gianni Schicci (Lauretta)


Falstaff (Nannetta)


Der Freischütz (Ännchen)

Carly Owen's Concert Repertoire


Deutsche Requiem 




The Creation 




Mass in C Minor 


Stabat Mater


Serenade to Music

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