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British soprano Callie Gaston recently undertook a European tour with Musical Rumpus, Spitalfields Music’s award-winning series of interactive operas for young children. Taking the leading role of Mica in an original production entitled Fogonogo, Callie performed with Musical Rumpus at the Philharmonie Luxembourg, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and the GrowOp! Festival in Denmark as well as over 30 London tour dates.
Callie starred in Triptych, an experimental multi-media opera from London-based arts company Opera Erratica, nominated Critics’ Choice in The Times.
Callie is a principal artist with Opera Holloway, most recently performing Giulietta in I Capuleti e I Montecchi on a 9-date tour of the UK, including The Courtyard Theatre in East London. Other highlights of the 18/19 season included the role of Oscar in Un Ballo in Maschera with Guildford Opera.
Callie Gaston’s early opera engagements include Adina in L’elisir d’amore, La Suora Infermiera in Suor Angelica, Fiordiligi in Cosí Fan Tutte, Norina in Don Pasquale, Giulia in La Scala di Seta, Euridice in Orpheé et Euridice, Rita in Rita, Nora in Riders to the Sea, Chiteria in Don Chisciotte, Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, Lucy in The Telephone, Gretel in Hansel and Gretel and Belinda in Dido and Aeneas.
As a recitalist, Callie has given recent performances at London venues including 22 Mansfield Street, Pushkin House and Leighton House. She also delivers regular performance lectures for Opera Prelude in Henley-on-Thames and at London’s Cadogan Hall.
Callie Gaston completed her Masters degree at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, having received a First Class Honours degree in Music and Drama at Royal Holloway, University of London. She is the proud recipient of the Opera Prelude Song Prize and winner of the Una Clarke Young Artist Award.
Callie is delighted to have been chosen to work with the International Opera Academy in Gent in 2019-2021.