"...a show-stopper - pure vocal champagne."
Rupert Christiansen, Telegraph
"...already a fast-rising star."
Fiona Maddocks, Guardian
British soprano Gemma Summerfield was winner of both First Prize and the Song Prize at the 2015 Kathleen Ferrier Awards. A graduate of the Royal College of Music International Opera School, the Georg Solti Accademia and the Verbier Festival Academy, she is also a Yeoman of the Worshipful Company of Musicians (and a recipient of their Silver Medal) and a Classical Opera Emerging Artist.
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Fiordiligi (Cosi fan tutte)
Bury Court Opera
Leading the cast was Gemma Summerfield, who only recently left the Royal College of Music but already displays astonishing maturity. Her Come scoglio coupled heroic punch with exhilarating passagework, and Per pieta was shaped with searing sensitivity.
Nina Lejderman, Bury Court Opera