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'Utterly at ease with the part, having the weight and fluency of voice for the vocal settings and an easy manner for the dialogue...Hers is a voice I would want to hear again.' Musical Opinion

‘Tamsin Dalley, Prince Orlofsky, a statuesque figure so she was able to fill this manly role extremely well and she had a Russian accent that was absolutely bewitching. She seduced me on the spot with her vodka song’  Classic FM Radio

'A warm, rich alto' Birmingham Post

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Tamsin Dalley was born in London and studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama completing the AGSM, PDVT and Opera Course.

Opera and Theatre :
Mrs Noye ‘Noye’s Fludde’ by Benjamin Britten [Radio France live broadcast worldwide and inaugural concert of the new Radio France Concert Hall, Paris and St Quentin en Yvelines.]
Isis ‘Ludd and Isis’ by Richard Taylor [The Royal Opera, Covent Garden, premiere]
Keres ‘The Minotaur’ by Harrison Birtwistle [ROH Covent Garden, world premiere and revival ]
Thermodike ‘Antimidas’ by Evengalia Rigaki [Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin, premiere] Josephine ‘The Miller’s wife’ by Mike Christie [Arcola Theatre, Grimeborn Festival, premiere]
Mezzo Nurse/Father/Felicia/Mrs Crackweasel/Mrs Puckle/Mr Judd
‘Doctor Quimpugh`s Compendium of Peculiar Afflictions’ by Martin Ward and Phil Porter [Edinburgh Festival 2012/Petersham Playhouse, premiere]
Commendatore/Petra ‘Don Giovanni’ by Mozart with additional material by Vince Clarke. [A reverse-gender cast interpretation of Mozart’s Opera with a translation by Ranjiit Bolt, performed at the London Nightclub Heaven].
Multiple roles in ‘EXPOSURE: New operas showcase’ [15 new operas currently in development by the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden]
The White Queen ‘Dining with Alice’ by Frank Millward [Artichoke/Norfolk & Norwich Festival]
The Witch ‘Hansel and Gretel’ by Humperdinck with the BBC Concert Orchestra [Queen Elizabeth Hall / Chichester Festival Theatre]

Die Vertraute ‘Elektra’ [BBC Prom, Albert Hall].
Mauxalinda ‘The Dragon of Wantley’ by John Lampe [Akademie Fur Alte Musik Berlin/Potsdam Festival, Germany]
Anna ‘Tobias and the Angel’ by Jonathan Dove [New Sussex Opera]
Prince Orlofsky ‘Die Fledermaus’ with Jose Carreras as guest artist [Switzerland/Diva Opera] Iolanthe ‘Iolanthe’ [D’Oyly Carte Opera Company]
Carmen [Riverside Opera, European Chamber Opera.]
Flora ‘La Traviata’ by Verdi [English Touring Opera]
Rosette ‘Manon’ by Massenet [English Touring Opera]
Baba the Turk ‘The Rake’s Progress’ by Stravinsky [English Touring Opera]
Third Lady ‘The Magic Flute’ [ETO/Holland Park Opera/Longborough Festival Opera/Milan Opera Festival and US Tour.]
Madama Larina in ‘Eugene Onegin’ [Opera by Definition]
The Mayor’s Wife ‘Jenufa’ [Endellion Festival]
Grimgerde ‘Die Walkure’ by Wagner [Newbury & Covent Garden Festivals]
Suor Zelatrice ‘Suor Angelica’ by Puccini [Broomhill Opera]
Hippolyta ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ by Britten [Broomhill Opera/Opera de Bauge, France]
Olga ‘Eugene Onegin’ [Opera by Definition],
Nicklausse ‘Les Contes d’Hoffmann’ [University of Kent]
Marcellina ‘Le Nozze di Figaro ‘ [Opera Theatre Kernow]
Fiamina in Massenet’s ‘Griselidis’ [British premiere]

Oratorio and Concert work includes:
Bernstein Musicals [Radio France live broadcast and concerts],
Bach’s St John Passion [Westminster Abbey, London]
Handel’s ‘Messiah’ [The De Montfort Hall, Liverpool],
Verdi’s Requiem [Lincoln Cathedral, Downside Abbey, St Mary’s Church Warwick, St Alban’s Cathedral]
Carl Jenkins’ ‘Stabat Mater’ conducted by Carl Jenkins.

Recording work includes:
Angel ‘The Passion of Mary’ by Howard Blake with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
‘Mass’ and ‘Vide Cor Meum’ by Patrick Cassidy with the London Symphony Orchestra
‘A Long Way’ a song cycle by Kevin Kasker with the London Symphony Orchestra
‘Acts’ for mezzo and orchestra by Newton Strandberg, with the London Symphony Orchestra [all recorded at EMI Studios, Abbey Rd. ]

Production and Directing
Tamsin’s interest in theatre and production has led her into directing, most recently assisting on semi-staged productions of Birwistle’s operas Gawain and Yan Tan Tetherer at The Barbican Centre, London. Part of the Barbican Centre’s official celebrations of Harrison Birwistle’s 80th Birthday.

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‘Tamsin Dalley is a considerable, thoughtful presence from the shocked mother of a closeted affianced boy, to the socially marginalized bag lady...And bringing to the finale the gravitas that the conclusion must have to invest the rest of the piece with value’ Framescourer


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