Mimi Doulton is a soprano of British-Pakistani origin, with a particular interest in contemporary opera and song. She is a Park Lane Group Young Artist and an Opera Prelude Artist for 2018/19, and was previously a Fondation Royaumont Voix Nouvelles scholar. In 2017/18 she won third place at the Music Club of London Competition, and was a finalist at the Dean & Chadlington Competition.
Recently, Mimi has created roles in Wake with Birmingham Opera Company (directed by Graham Vick CBE); Blue Electric and Schutzwall at Tête a Tête. She has developed new operas with the Royal Opera, Mahogany Opera Group and Snape Maltings. Other operatic work has included title roles in Gluck's Orfeo ed Eurydice and Mozart's Bastien und Bastienne. In 2018/19 Mimi will be touring the role of Mabel in the Pirates of Penzance with Merry Opera Company.
As a recitalist, she has premiered works at venues including Wigmore Hall, Club Inégales and Fondation Royaumont. She was part of the London Symphony Orchestra's 'This is Rattle' Festival in 2017/18, and performed Copland's 12 poems of Emily Dickinson in the Barbican Hall as part of the orchestra's Bernstein Centenary celebrations.
An experienced chorister and ensemble singer, she performs regularly with the professional choirs at St. Bride's Fleet Street and St. Paul's Cathedral; Apollo Voices, the Blossom Street Singers and Tenebrae.
She graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with distinction in 2018, where her studies were supported by the Guildhall School Trust, the Humphrey Richardson Taylor Trust, the Mario Lanza Educational Foundation, the Charity of Mary Barnes, and three private donors. Previously, Mimi was the Helen Hudson choral scholar at King's College London, graduating with first-class honours in Music and Languages in 2015. She continues her studies with Gary Coward.