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CUNNINGHAM

 MERIEL

Mezzo-soprano

 

ABOUT

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Liverpool-born mezzo-soprano, Meriel Cunningham is a recent graduate of The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she studied with John Evans and received both her Bachelors and Masters degrees.

Since graduating Meriel has quickly established herself on the UK operetta scene. A regular performer with Charles Court Opera (King's Head Theatre, International G&S Festival and UK Tour), Meriel's G&S roles include Lady Angela (Patience), Pitti-Sing (The Mikado), Bobstay the Boatswain (HMS Pinafore) and Iolanthe (Iolanthe). For her most recent portrayal of Iolanthe she received critical acclaim; most notably for her performance on the original cast recording (featured in The Sunday Times and Opera Today).

Operatic highlights include Pastora (Dorilla in Tempe, Wexford Festival Opera), The Muse/Nicklausse (The Tales of Hoffmann, Grimeborn Opera Festival), Louka (The Chocolate Solider, Opera della Luna), Regina (The Princess of Trebizonde, New Sussex Opera) and (cover) Minerva/Fortune (The Return of Ulysses, Royal Opera at The Roundhouse)

Performance highlights on the concert platform include Handel’s Messiah (Liverpool Cathedral). St John’s Passion (St James’ Piccadilly),  a recital of Kurt Weill Cabaret Songs at Barbican Hall and the ‘My Music’ concert series at St. John Smith Square.

A versatile performer, Meriel's other career highlights include her West End debut in Doctor Who : Time Fracture (Immersive Everywhere / BBC) and most recently at Hope Mill Theatre in the UK premiere of Spoliansky's cabaret musical It's in the Air!

Future roles include Iolanthe (Iolanthe) and Princess Kalyba (Utopia Limited) both for National G&S Opera Company, Carmen (Carmen, Prologue Opera) and Count Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus, Opera in the Park). As a 2022 DEBUT Horizon Artist, Meriel will also be featured in a series of concerts at DEBUT's signature venues across London.

 

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Photographs In Performance

Mother
Kleptomaniac
L'heure Bleu
Regina
Regina
Regina
Iolanthe
Iolanthe
Iolanthe
Harry, the valet
La Pastora
Mere Gerald
Mary Christmas
Mary Christmas
In Rehearsal
Nickolassa
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The Muse
Antonia's Mother
Nickolassa
Cabaret at The Basement, EC1
An Evening on Broadway
Girl Club-Goer
 

Upcoming Performances

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DEBUT at
Shoreditch Treehouse
Concert

Shoreditch Treehouse

July 2

Autumn/Winter 2022 Dates to be announced...

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Princess Kalyba | Utopia Limited.
National G&S Opera Company

Buxton Opera House

August 5 | 6

Harrogate Royal Hall

August 14 | 20

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Carmen | Becoming Carmen
Prologue Opera

The Stables Theatre, Hastings

November 8 | 9 | 11 | 12

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Lady Angela | Patience
Charles Court Opera

Lichfield Festival | Thaxted Festival

July 9 | 10

The 28th International G&S Festival

August 4 | 19

Wilton's Music Hall

August 24 | 25 | 26

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Pitti-Sing | The Mikado
Charles Court Opera

Buxton Opera House

August 11

Hever Festival Theatre

Aug 28

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Iolanthe | Iolanthe
National G&S Opera Company

Buxton Opera House

July 30 | August 3 

 

Harrogate Royal Hall

Aug 13 | 17 | 21

 

Malvern Festival Theatre

September 9.

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Count Orlofsky | Die Fledermaus
Opera in the Park

Elmhurst Park, Woodbridge

September 17

Previous Performances 2021-2022

CHET Centre Recital
Concert

Crosby Hall Educational Trust

June 25 | 26

Louka | The Chocolate Solider
Opera della Luna

Wilton's Music Hall

May 19

Pitti-Sing | The Mikado
Charles Court Opera

Autumn 2021 Tour

It's in the Air!
Cabaret Musical

Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

June 22 | 23

Celeste Amoure |
Doctor Who : Time Fracture
Immersive Everywhere (BBC)

West End

December 2021

Iolanthe | Iolanthe
Charles Court Opera

Summer 2021 Tour

DEBUT at Brunel Museum
Concert

Thames Tunnel Shaft

June 16

Regina | The Princess of Trebizonde
New Sussex Opera

Sussex Tour

Britten Theatre, RCM

December 

 
 
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