Carly Owen


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Welsh soprano Carly Owen recently graduated with distinction from the Royal College of Music Masters in Vocal Performance course. Carly is a member of this year’s National Opera Studio programme.

Highlights this summer include her role debut as Musetta La Bohème with Diva Opera with performances in the UK and in France.

Recent appearances include the role of Violante (Sandrina) La finta giardiniera with the Royal College of Music International Opera School directed by Harry Fehr for which she received 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)

She joined The Royal Ballet as a guest soloist in their revival of Woolf Works at the Royal Opera House in February 2017. At The Royal College of Music the artist appeared as Governess Turn of the Screw directed by John Copley, in the title role Cendrillon and she also created the roles of Martha and Sonja in small contemporary operas on the theme of Crime and Punishment in association with Tête à Tête directed by Bill Bankes-Jones and conducted by Lionel Friend.

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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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