British soprano Mimi Doulton is a postgraduate scholar at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, studying with Gary Coward. In 2015 she graduated with first-class honours in Music and Languages from King's College London, where she was a choral scholar.
Specialising in contemporary music, Mimi has performed new works at the Wigmore Hall, Club Inégales and as part of Rough for Opera. She was involved in the development workshops for Philip Venables' Olivier Award-nominated Royal Opera commission 4.48 Psychosis and has recently collaborated with Mahogany Opera Group on their 'Snappy Operas' education project. Her interpretation of Judith Weir's one-woman opera King Harald's Saga has been enjoyed by audiences in schools, nightclubs and art galleries alike, as well as at London's Wigmore Hall and St. John's Smith Square.
More traditional 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), Cavalli (Semele, Egisto), Handel (Iris, Semele) and Mozart (Despina, Cosí fan Tutte and Barbarina, Le nozze di Figaro).
As well as being an experienced chorister and ensemble singer, Mimi is in demand as an oratorio soloist - with her solo repertoire ranging from Gabrieli and Handel to Rutter and Vaughan Williams. She often sings as a part of the professional choir at St. Bride's Fleet Street, is a member of the Blossom Street Singers and has also performed with groups including Apollo Voices, Il Suono and the Philharmonia Chorus.
Mimi is a 2017 Royaumont Académie Voix Nouvelles scholar, and will be performing in a concert curated by Thomas Adès as part of the London Symphony Orchestra's 'This is Rattle' project in September.
She is grateful to the Guildhall School Trust, the Humphrey Richardson Taylor Trust, the Mario Lanza Educational Foundation and private donors for their generous support of her studies. If you are interested in supporting her continued studies in 2017/18 please get in touch.