Georgia Olivia Barnes is a composer, pianist, singer and opera director based in London. She is currently studying Composition and Vocal Studies under the tutelage of Errollyn Wallen CBE and Linda Hirst.
Georgia is particularly fond of writing vocal music. Her most recent opera A Time of Empty Tales, hosted by Tête à Tête, (inspired by 1001 Nights) was one of the first post-lockdown indoor operas in the UK. This was premiered at The Cockpit Theatre on 14th September 2020.
Georgia's upcoming projects involved the premier a new work of her new opera 'The Illegal Opera' at St Mark's Church on 7th December 2020.
As a former school organ scholar and chorister, Georgia grew up with a classical education in piano, voice and organ. She was particularly inspired by her lessons at Temple Church, Embankment, where she was mentored by Rosie Vinter. Upon leaving school, Georgia was awarded the WSHA Scholarship for further education in her field.
Georgia is also collaborating with Rosie Vinter on a new piece for organ and solo soprano. Details can be found here.
In 2020, Georgia founded her opera company Nine Muses Opera. The company stresses the importance of positive representation of women in opera.
This year, Georgia has thoroughly enjoyed singing with the Trinity Laban Chorus at Blackheath Halls and the Side by Side La Traviata project with The Welsh National Opera. She will be Assistant Director to The Royal Opera’s Thomas Guthrie in Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen (CANCELLED DUE TO COVID - 19)
As of 2021, Georgia has become a choral scholar for St Margaret's Church in Blackheath.