Rochelle Murphy (hart)

Rochelle Murphy (hart)

Spinto Soprano

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«"Hart carried this emotionally and technically demanding title role with dramatic sensitivity. The thrilling power of her upper register, which soared above the orchestra, noticeably contrasted with a subtle sweetness of tone in more tender passages."»
FRINGE OPERA (ANNA BOLENA, 2016) (2017)
«"Rochelle Hart's Leonora had plenty of tone."»
OPERA MAGAZINE (IL TROVATORE 2015) (2017)
«"The phrase ‘up and coming’ is redundant for Hart, because she has certainly made it into the upper echelons."»
BACHTRACK (MARIA STUARDA 2014) (2017)
2017Verdi: RequiemSoprano
2017Verdi: MacbethLady Macbeth
2016Rossini: Stabat MaterSoprano soloist
2016Donizetti: Anna BolenaAnna Bolena
2016Mozart: Don GiovanniDonna Elvira
2016Mozart: Don GiovanniDonna Elvira
2016Mozart: Don GiovanniDonna Elvira
2016Verdi: Giovanna d'ArcoJoan of Arc
2015Verdi: NabuccoAbigail
2015Verdi: Il TrovatoreLeonora
2015Handel: Messiah, HWV 56Soprano
2015Puccini: Madama ButterflyKate
2014Donizetti: Maria StuardaMaria Stuarda
2014Puccini: ToscaFloria Tosca
2014Puccini: ToscaFloria Tosca
2014Verdi: Il TrovatoreLeonora
2014Handel: Messiah, HWV 56Soprano
2013Donizetti: Roberto DevereuxElisabetta
2013Mascagni: Cavalleria RusticanaSantuzza
2013Mozart: Don GiovanniDonna Elvira
2012Rossini: Petite Messe SolennelleSoprano soloist
2012Mozart: RequiemSoprano soloist
2012Mozart: Vesperae solennes de confessore K. 339Soprano solist
2012Donizetti: Anna BolenaAnna Bolena

Bio


Soprano Rochelle Murphy (previously billed as Rochelle Hart) began her career in the US as a mezzo-soprano, before relocating to England, where she re-trained as a soprano.  There, she attended the Wales International Academy of Voice (WIAV) Saturday Academy, the London Masterclasses vocal course, and the Concurso Internacional de Canto Montserrat Caballé in Spain.  Rochelle also received private tuition in the UK from Nelly Miricioiu, Nataliya Kompaniyets-Jouri, and Jane Irwin, as well as coaching from James Hendry and Jeremy Silver.  She has recently studied with Angela Niederloh in Portland, Oregon.

Role highlights have included: Abigaille (Nabucco, Preston Opera); Leonora (Il Trovatore), title role in Anna Bolena and Maria Stuarda, and Elisabetta (Roberto Devereux) for Opera Seria; title role in Anna Bolena, Tosca, and Giovanna d’Arco for #OperaCo; Santuzza (Cavalleria Rusticana, BoltonOpera74); Kate Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) and understudy of Tosca and Cio-Cio San (Madama Butterfly) for Bowdon Festival Opera; and Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni, #OperaCo/Chorlton Arts Festival/Buxton Fringe Festival). 

On the concert platform, highlights include: soprano solo in Rossini’s Stabat Mater with Thornbury Choral Society and Camerata, soprano solo in Handel’s Messiah for the Manchester Messiah with Gorton Philharmonic and also at Manchester Cathedral, soprano solo in Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle with Pennine Singers, and a performance of Strauss Vier Letzte Lieder and Isolde’sLiebestod at St Mary-in-the-Baum Rochdale. 

Select Press:

"Hart carried this emotionally and technically demanding title role with dramatic sensitivity. The thrilling power of her upper register, which soared above the orchestra, noticeably contrasted with a
subtle sweetness of tone in more tender passages."-- Fringe Opera (Anna Bolena, 2016)

"Rochelle Hart's Leonora had plenty of tone." -- Opera Magazine (Il Trovatore 2015)

"The phrase ‘up and coming’ is redundant for Hart, because she has certainly made it into the upper echelons."   -- Bachtrack (Maria Stuarda 2014)

"It is on the high notes, the ‘money’ notes as my friend coined them, that marks Rochelle a league above your typical soprano."-- Fringe Opera (Giovanna d'Arco 2015)

"Elisabetta was sung by Rochelle Hart. Her voice lives for the top notes of the role, which are thrilling."-- Bachtrack (Roberto Devereux 2013)

"(Anna Bolena is) a substantial work with three-dimensional principals which must have the finest singers.  Rochelle Hart is such a singer."-- Bachtrack (Anna Bolena 2012) 
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Verdi: Requiem Soprano No 2017
Verdi: Macbeth Lady Macbeth No 2017
Rossini: Stabat Mater Soprano soloist Immediately Thornbury choral and camerata 2016
Donizetti: Anna Bolena Anna Bolena Immediately #OperaCo 2016
Mozart: Don Giovanni Donna Elvira Buxton Fringe Festival 2016