A B O U T G E O R G I A
G E O R G I A O L I V I A B A R N E S
Georgia is a singer, composer, and director, exploring theatrical and vocal work. Georgia trained at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance under Errollyn Wallen CBE, Professor Deirdre Gribbin and Professor Paul Newland. She also trained in vocal studies with Linda Hirst and has taken part in workshops with Alwynne Pritchard and recorded works of Loré Lixenberg. Georgia’s music has been described, by Stephen Fry, as exhibiting ‘pockets of richness’ which ‘gain in rhythmic complexity’ (2020).
Most recently, in 2021-2, Georgia has been commissioned by the Royal Opera House, the Central School of Speech and Drama and the London Mozart Players. She was commissioned by the Royal Opera to write a piece for the Jette Parker Young Artists and the Casco Phil as part of the Europalia Festival and International Women’s Day 2022. This project was a success and received 4* in the Guardian and the Telegraph. This sparked her interest in micro-opera which forms the basis of her research proposal, as she goes on to study for her MPhil in Music.
Georgia’s interest in theatre has expanded beyond composition. In 2020, she took part in the British Youth Theatre directing program and in 2021, she assistant directed Ed Jessen’s new opera, Syllable. In 2020, Georgia also bought an opera, A Time of Empty Tales, to the Tête à Tête Opera Festival. She continues to work in theatre through outreach work and has volunteered at Venus Blazing, a theatre company for teenagers with disabilities, and has worked in schools and community groups.
In 2023, Georgia is looking forward to the premier of her new opera, Scarlet, supported by the Greenwich Blue Coat Foundation; with libretto by Olivia Bell. She is also writing a new song-cycle about the life of Eleanor Cobham of Gloucester and looking forward to taking part in the Leeds Lieder festival. Georgia also looks forward to Assistant Conducting the Southbank Sinfonia on the 16th March in celebration of composer, Stephen Montague's 80th Birthday celebration.
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