CUNNINGHAM

 MERIEL

Mezzo-soprano

 

ABOUT

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.

Recent operatic highlights include Pastora (Dorilla in Tempe, Wexford Festival Opera), (cover) Minerva (The Return of Ulysses, Royal Opera at The Roundhouse), The Muse/Nicklausse (The Tales of Hoffmann, Grimeborn Opera Festival), and Mère Gerald (Dialogues des Carmélites, Guildhall School of Music and Drama).

A regular performer with Charles Court Opera (King’s Head Theatre, National G&S Festival, and UK tour), Meriel’s roles include Iolanthe (Iolanthe), Pitti-Sing (The Mikado), Bobstay the Boatswain (H.M.S. Pinafore) and Ruth (Ruddigore). 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).  

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 enjoys singing in a wide range of styles. She has appeared in Charles Court’s 5-star reviewed Boutique Pantomimes as Mary Christmas (The Nativity Panto) and Harry the Valet (Snow White in the Seven Months of Lockdown). Experience in Musical Theatre includes performing as a featured soloist in An Evening on Broadway at Milton Court Theatre and in Guys&Dolls (Hot box girl) and Crazy For You (Margie) both at Silk Street Theatre for GSMD.

This Autumn Meriel will be on tour as Pitti-Sing in Charles Court Opera’s 5-star production of The Mikado, She can also be seen with New Sussex Opera as Regina in their upcoming tour of The Princess of Trebizonde (Offenbach).

 

For booking and tour dates visit:

www.charlescourtopera.com

www.newsussexopera.org

 

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Portfolio Photographs

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Photographs In Performance

Iolanthe
Iolanthe
La Pastora
Mere Gerald
Mary Christmas
Iolanthe
In Rehearsal
Nickolassa
Mary Christmas
Nickolassa
The Muse
Antonia's Mother
Nickolassa
Cabaret at The Basement, EC1
An Evening on Broadway
Girl Club-Goer
 
 

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