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Gillian Ramm

Soprano

  • …Gillian Ramm’s Tytania gleams and glistens in a vocally strong interpretation
    George Hall, The Stage
  • Gillian Ramm [as Ann Trulove] has a voice of pure double cream, which she projected impressively while acting with poise and pathos.
    The Times
  • Gillian Ramm’s intensely thoughtful Fiordiligi … [is] gripping to watch. Ramm is as deeply into the role as any Fiordiligi I have seen on this stage.
    Hilary Finch, The Times
  • Gillian Ramm was born in Australian, and completed her undergraduate training at the Western Australian Conservatorium of Music, moving on to the Young Artist Programme with West Australian Opera. After winning multiple prizes in the 2002 Australian Singing Competition, she travelled to England to take up a scholarship at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. There she was generously supported by the Peter Moores Foundation, the Tait Foundation and the Ian Potter Foundation of Australia, and completed both her Post Graduate Diploma and Professional Performance Diploma with Distinction. Gillian was also awarded the John Cameron Lieder Prize and the Ricordi Prize for Opera.

    Operatic engagements include Fiordiligi Così fan tutte (Glyndebourne Festival Opera and Glyndebourne on Tour, Budapest Festival Orchestra), Rosalinde Die Fledermaus (Glyndebourne on Tour), Second Niece Peter Grimes (Teatro di San Carlo), Aci Aci Galatea e Polifemo (London Handel Festival), Valencienne The Merry Widow (West Australian Opera), Anne Truelove The Rake’s Progress (RNCM), Clorinda La Cenerentola (Ryedale Festival), Yum Yum The Mikado for Carl Rosa, Tytania A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Vitellia La clemenza di Tito for English Touring Opera, and her debut with English National Opera as First Niece in a new production of Peter Grimes.

    Gillian has sung in concert with Opera North, The Classical Opera Company (Haydn Concert series at King’s Place), the London Philharmonic Orchestra (Mahler’s Das Klagende Lied and Korngold’s Das Wunder der Heliane) and Teatro Comunale di Bologna (Bach’s St John Passion). She has performed solo recitals at the London Handel Festival, St James’ Piccadilly, Royal Overseas House, London and the Blackwood Chamber Music Festival (Australia). She has also recorded two song recitals for ABC Classic FM Australia, and her Lieder repertoire ranges from Mozart, Schubert and Schumann to Grieg, Rachmaninov and Debussy.  Gillian’s concert repertoire includes Mozart’s Mass in C Minor and Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s The Creation and The Seasons and Mahler’s Symphony No 4.

    Recent and future highlights include First Niece in Peter Grimes for Opera de Oviedo and at the BBC Proms with ENO, Fiordiligi Così fan tutte for Salzburger Landestheater conducted by Leo Hussain, Messiah with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and with Paul McCreesh and the Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria, the title role in Handel’s Rodelinda with the Early Opera Company conducted by Christian Curnyn, Aci Aci Galatea e Polifemo at the Göttingen Handel Festival, conducted by Laurence Cummings, and Cleonilla Ottone for Buxton Festival with La Serenissima.

    • Così fan tutte (Fiordiligi), Salzburg
      Salzburger Landestheater (January 2013)

      Gillian Ramm reaches intense emotional depths and her voice wonderfully blends with that of Dorabella, both of whom have strong lyrical voices.
      Reinhard Kriechbaum, Wiener Zeitung
      [Ramm’s] great Rondo showed an interesting, beautifully focused, floating, lyrical soprano.
      Karl Harb, Salzburger Nachtrichten
    • Rodelinda, Early Opera Company
      2011

      Gillian Ramm’s Rodelinda verged on the unhinged, so that her son Flavio…was not only witness to the violence of the tormentors but became a pawn in his mother’s knife-crazed desperation. The casting was uniformly strong: Ramm’s Rodelinda and James Laing’s Bertarido made a noble pair.
      Rian Evans, Opera
    • Vitellia (La clemenza di Tito), English Touring Opera
      (2011)

      Gillian Ramm…was fearless at the top and moving in her moment of truth and remorse, the great rondo with basset clarinet solo, Non più di fiori
      Hugh Canning, Opera
      Gillian Ramm kicked the thing off well as the dreadful Vitellia, quickly establishing the character
      Robert Thicknesse, Opera Now
      Gillian Ramm [is a] strongly focused Vitellia...the sobriety of the shamed Vitellia’s Non più di fiori (No bridal garlands), with rose petals drifting out of her packed linen, is superbly done
      Hilary Finch,The Times
      Ramm’s soprano firing bold top-note volleys that match her would-be trophy wife attitude and power-dressing
      George Hall,The Guardian
      The soprano Gillian Ramm is strong as the vengeful Vitellia
      John Allison,The Telegraph
      Ramm has a voice which has previously been likened to double cream and she did not disappoint vocally in what is a new role for her. She has a great richness of tone in her lower register and yet hits all her high notes perfectly on pitch and with relative ease', 'a confident musician', 'Ramm’s scene where she decides to admit to Tito she is the author of the assassination plot was poignant
      Miranda Jackson, Opera Britannia
    • Tytania (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), English Touring Opera
      (2010)

      …Gillian Ramm was in full and splendid voice as Tytania. She brought a sense of danger to the role, made her striking presence felt and soared above the orchestra in al those crucial places where Britten gives his queen of the fairies her head. (…) this was a fine singing and acting performance by Ramm, who showed once again that she is a considerable stage creature.
      Mike Reynolds, Musical Criticism
      As his wife, Gillian Ramm proved fully equal to the demands of Tytania’s fiendishly high register. Ms. Ramm’s voice was ravishing (…). Even at the gleaming top notes of her range, she sang with strength and security.
      John E.De Wald, Opera Britannia
      As the fairy queen, Gillian Ramm’s bright voice shone, matching the shimmers of her silvery gown. The brilliance of her upper range pierced like a moon beam through the night sky, and it was no wonder that the beauty of her chain of falling thirds, ‘Oh how I love thee’, won the ass-headed Bottom’s heart.
      Claire Seymour, Opera Today
      The fairy queen Tytania is brightly sung by Gillian Ramm
      Richard Fairman, Financial Times
      …the diamond strength of Gillian Ramm’s excellent Tytania.
      Hilary Finch, The Times
      Gillian Ramm’s Amazonian Tytania…
      Rupert Christiansen. The Telegraph
    • Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), Glyndebourne on Tour
      (October 2009)

      Gillian Ramm's rapturous Fiordiligi
      Tim Ashley, The Guardian
      Gillian Ramm is a fine Fiordiligi
      John Allison, Opera
      Soprano Gillian Ramm was a clear, bell-like and enchantingly direct Fiordiligi.
      Susan King, Mid Sussex Times
  • Gillian Ramm’s Operatic Repertoire

    Auber
    • Fra Diavolo (Zerline)
    Bellini
    • La Sonnambula (Amina)
    • I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Giulietta)
    Berg
    • Lulu (Lulu)
    Berlioz
    • Beatrice et Benedict (Hero)
    • Benvenuto Cellini (Teresa)
    Bizet
    • The Pearlfishers (Leila)
    Britten
    • A Midsummer Night's Dream (Tytania)
    • Turn of the Screw (Governess)
    • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Helena)
    • Peter Grimes (First Niece, Second Niece)
    Donizetti
    • Lucia di Lammermoor (Lucia)
    • Don Pasquale (Norina)
    • L'elisir d'amore (Adina)
    Floyd
    • Susannah (Susannah)
    Gilbert & Sullivan
    • Patience (Patience)
    • The Mikado (Yum Yum)
    Gounod
    • Romeo et Juliette (Juliette)
    Gluck
    • Orfeo e Eurydice (Eurydice)
    Handel
    • Alcina (Oberto)
    • Aci, Galatea e Polifemo (Aci)
    • Agrippina (Poppea)
    • Giulio Cesare (Cleopatra)
    • Alcina (Alcina)
    • Orlando (Dorinda)
    • Rodelinda (Rodelinda)
    • Semele (Semele)
    A. Hopkins
    • Three’s Company (Miss Honey)
    Lehàr
    • The Merry Widow (Valencienne)
    Monteverdi
    • I Combattimenti di Tancredi e Clorinda (Clorinda)
    Mozart
    • Così fan Tutte (Fiordiligi)
    • Le Nozze di Figaro (Barbarina)
    Pergolesi
    • La Serva Padrona (Serpina)
    Rossini
    • La Cenerentola (Clorinda)
    Strauss
    • Die Fledermaus (Rosalinde)
    Stravinsky
    • The Rake’s Progress (Anne Truelove)
    Verdi
    • Il Trovatore (Inez)

    Gillian Ramm’s Concert Repertoire

    Bach
    • St John Passion
    • Magnificat in D
    • St Matthew Passion
    • Christmas Oratorio
    Berg
    • Sieben Früher Lieder
    Britten
    • On this Island
    Brahms
    • Requiem
    Debussy
    • Ariettes Oubliées
    Grieg
    • Sechs Lieder Op 38
    Handel
    • Messiah
    • Ode to Saint Cecilia
    • Saul
    • Solomon
    • Samson
    • Crudel Tiranno Amor
    Haydn
    • The Creation
    • The Seasons
    • Nelson Mass
    Mahler
    • Symphony No. 4
    • Das Klagende Lied
    Mozart
    • Requiem
    • Coronation Mass in C Major
    • Great Mass in C minor
    • Voi Avete un Cor Fedele
    • Schon lacht der holde frühling
    Orff
    • Carmina Burana
    Pergolesi
    • Stabat Mater
    Rossini
    • Petite Messe
    Schumann
    • Liederkreis Op 39 Eichendorff
    Strauss
    • Frühlingstimmen Waltz
    Vaughan Williams
    • Sea Symphony
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