Olivia Ray studied at the RNCM, the English National Opera’s The Knack, and the GSMD, receiving a fellowship to Aspen, Colorado to study with Susanne Mentzer. She currently studies with Robert Dean.
Highlights in recent seasons include Flora La traviata, Enrichetta di Francia I puritani and Soeur Mathilde Dialogues des carmélites for Grange Park Opera, Elgar The Apostles in Gloucester Cathedral and Rossini Petite messe solennelle at the Three Choirs Festival. In the current season Olivia performs Gertrude in Roméo et Juliette for Grange Park Opera and her concert appearances include Mozart Requiem and C Minor Mass, and Rossini Petite messe solennelle.
Operatic roles include Alisa Lucia di Lammermoor, Curra La forza del destino, Mrs Fox Fantastic Mr Fox and Suzy / Lolette La rondine (all for Opera Holland Park); Juno Orpheus in the Underworld and Olga Eugene Onegin (Scottish Opera); Mrs Noye Noyes Fludde (London Philharmonic Orchestra); Rosina The Barber of Seville (Stanley Hall Opera); the title role in Offenbach’s La Périchole (Opera South); Angelina La Cenerentola (English Pocket Opera, Minotaur Productions, London Opera Productions); Maddalena in Rigoletto (Live Action Opera); Irene Theodora and Pulcheria Riccardo Primo (Opéra de Baugé); Mother The Tales of Hoffmann and Esmeralda The Bartered Bride (Mid Wales Opera); the title role in Carmen (Pavilion Opera, Opera Brava, Mananan Arts Festival); Annina La traviata (Pavilion Opera); Smeraldina in Prokofiev’s The Love for Three Oranges (English Pocket Opera); Dido Dido and Aeneas (Minotaur Productions, Cannon Scholars); Mrs Kneebone Berkeley’s A Dinner Engagement (Opera East); Nadine, John Lunn’s workshop production of Tangier Tattoo (Glyndebourne) and Melanto Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria (GSMD).