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.
Alongside concert engagements, Mimi will be touring the role of Mabel in the Pirates of Penzance with Merry Opera Company in 2019. Other plans include consort performances as part of Tenebrae and the St Paul's Cathedral Consort.
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 was involved in the development workshops for Philip Venables' Olivier Award-nominated Royal Opera commission 4.48 Psychosis and Mahogany Opera Group's Snappy Operas education project. She has premiered works in recital at venues including Wigmore Hall, Club Inégales and Fondation Royaumont.
Other operatic work has included title roles in Gluck's Orfeo ed Eurydice and Mozart's Bastien und Bastienne, as well as chorus and cover work for Hampstead Garden Opera (Le nozze di Figaro) and Opera Lyrica (La Traviata). In Guildhall School scenes Mimi has sung roles by Berkeley (Susan, Dinner Engagement), Britten (Flora, Turn of the Screw), Handel (Iris, Semele), Massenet (Manon) and Mozart (Despina, Cosí fan Tutte and Barbarina, Le nozze di Figaro).
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. Recent concert work has included Copland's 12 poems of Emily Dickinson in the Barbican Hall and Castiglioni's Vallis Clausa in Milton Court Concert Hall as part of the London Symphony Orchestra's 'This is Rattle' festival. Mimi is co-founder of 2021 concerts.
She is a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and was previously a 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.
She is grateful to the Guildhall School Trust, the Humphrey Richardson Taylor Trust, the Mario Lanza Educational Foundation, the Charity of Mary Barnes, Dr. Labus, Dr. and Mrs Abbott and an anonymous private donor for their generous support of her studies.