Fiona Kimm, Mezzo

Fiona Kimm has an extensive operatic, oratorio and concert repertoire throughout the UK, Europe and North America. Her repertoire has included Mrs Sedley / Peter Grimes, Rosa Mamai / L’Arlesiana, Orfeo / Orfeo ed Euridice, Hansel / Hansel and Gretel, Julie / Showboat, Ericlea / Il ritorno d’Ulisse, Sextus / La clemenza di Tito, Marcellina / Le nozze di Figaro, Dido / Dido and Aeneas, Clairon / Capriccio, Baba the Turk / The Rake's Progress, Madame Larina / Eugene Onegin, Wife – Sphinx – Doreen / Greek, Mlle Arvidson/ Un ballo in maschera, Mistress Quickly / Falstaff, Azucena / Il trovatore and Fricka / Der Ring des Nibelungen. She has created many rôles in new works and performed in such notable new productions as Ian Judge’s Faust for English National Opera, Andrei Tarkovsky’s Boris Godunov for the Royal Opera, London, and Peter Sellers’ Die Zauberflöte for Glyndebourne Festival Opera.

Singing under conductors including Claudio Abbado, Edward Downes, Bernard Haitink, John Pritchard, Simon Rattle, and Gennady Rozhdestvensky, she has appeared with such orchestras as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the English Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble Modern, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Sinfonietta, the London Symphony Orchestra and the Nash Ensemble. She has performed a wide range of contemporary music and many works have been written specially for her. She has a wide-ranging recital repertoire. In Flanders’ Field, which explored music and conflict in the twentieth century, received much praise at the Wigmore Hall and is now available on Quartz CD. Her other recordings include L’enfance du Christ, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Beatrice Cenci, Simon Holt’s Canciones, Greek, Lament for a Hanging Man and Street Scene. Her broadcasts include L’enfance du Christ (Thames Television), Sea Pictures (STV) and Greek (BBC).

Engagements in 2006/ 2007 included Nurse / Boris Godunov (Nationale Reisopera), Ma / House of the Gods (Music Theatre Wales) and Gubaidulina’s Stunde der Seele (Radio Filharmonisch Orchest at the Concertgebouw conducted by Rozdhestvensky). Engagements in 2007 / 2008 include Jezibaba / Rusalka (English Touring Opera), Jane’s Mother / Snow White (Nationale Reisopera), The Old Crone – Mrs Chin / A Night at the Chinese Opera (Scottish Opera), The Music Makers (The Anvil, Basingstoke) and Elijah (York Minster).