B i o g r a p h y
Most Recent Operatic Roles include:
Venus, Venus & Adonis, Opera Lyrica, 2015
Despina, Così fan tutte, Pavilion Opera, 2014
Norina, Don Pasquale, Pavilion Opera, 2013
Violetta Valery, La Traviata, Opera UK, 2012
Elegant Woman, Les Mamelles de Tiresias, as a Britten-Pears Young Artist, 2012
Undine, For the Love of Undine, Oops for theatre, 2012
Frasquita, Carmen, New Devon Opera, 2011*
Fiordiligi, Così fan tutte, Savannah Philharmonic, USA, 2011*
Micaela, Carmen, Opera Novella, 2010
Rosina, The Barber of Seville, Opera Up Close, 2010
Mimì, La bohème, Opera Up Close, Dec 2009-Feb 2011 (*Olivier Award winning production*)
Musetta, La bohème New Devon Opera, 2009*
Valencienne, Die Lustige Witwe, Pavilion Opera, 2008
Edith, The Pirates of Penzance, Charles Court Opera, 2008
(* denotes roles performed with orchestra)
Belinda also has a busy concert diary with recent solo engagements at Symphony Hall Birmingham, The Cadogan Hall, The Colston Hall, Birmingham NIA, Sherborne Abbey and Bristol Cathedral for a rare performance of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Requiem. Belinda was also Soprano Soloist for two Anniversary Performances of Verdi's Requiem.
Forthcoming solo performances include Elijah for Croydon Bach Choir, and concerts with the National Youth Guitar Ensemble.
Competition successes include second prizewinner at both the Great Elm Vocal Awards, Frome, adjudicated by Dame Joan Sutherland, and the St. John's Solo Singing Competition, London, and she was a Semi Finalist in the prestigious Handel Competition.
Fringe Opera: “The bewitching effect of the whole evening is down to its phenomenal female lead –
Belinda Evans - as the goddess Venus.”
Bachtrack: “Belinda Evans as Violetta, embodied the role of the tragic heroine with conviction,
bringing a moving vulnerability to the part. Her character’s
shyness and fragility came across extremely well, while vocally she dazzled, delivering exquisite
coloratura and wonderful phrasing…”
(Read full review: https://bachtrack.com/review-rada-opera-uk-traviata-mcculloch)
Opera Now: “Belinda Evans’s Rosina coupled a tonal kaleidoscope with outstanding acting ability. Now
coy, now vindictive, she flicked from one emotion to
another with feline unpredictability.”
London Evening Standard: “Belinda Evans’s Rosina is special: an Una Voce Poco Fa that is
commendably controlled, alive with character and even funny.”
The Classical Source: “Belinda Evans was a very charming Rosina with a gorgeous voice that managed
the runs and trills seemingly with little or no effort.”
Career highlights: Autumn 2007 saw Belinda complete a run of The Phantom of the Opera in London's West End following her success when she was chosen from over 6000 hopefuls as a Finalist in the BBC TV series "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?"
In 2003 she represented England singing the National Anthem at The Rugby World Cup in Australia, and has since sung at the BBC Sports Personality 50th Programme and at Wembley Arena.