JUDITH SHERIDEN  - BIOGRAPHY

 

Judith’s rich and varied musical career has taken her across continents and into the opera houses, concert halls and educational establishments of Europe and America.  After graduating from the Royal Northern College of Music, and Lancaster University, her studies led finally to the Opera Studio in Hamburg. 

 

Judith spent ten happy years treading the boards as an Opera Diva, performing roles as diverse as Leonora in Verdi’s “Force of Destiny”, Hanna Glawari in Lehar’s “The Merry Widow” and Jenny in Weill’s “Rise and Fall of the State of Mahagonny” in opera houses and concert halls including Opera Stabile, the Grosse Konzerthalle and Kleine Konzerthalle, Hamburg, Stadttheater Hildesheim, Osnabruck and Konstanz.  After returning to England, Judith now divides her time between performing, conducting and teaching, and leading workshops for both soloist and choirs.

In her educational work Judith has taught regularly at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Queen’s University, Belfast and the Birmingham School of Acting. Judith’s special interest in the rarely performed music by recently discovered composers banned under the Nazi regime was ignited when she was inspired by a performance of Zemlinsky’s “Der Zwerg” in Hamburg.  The Forbidden Voices project is the culmination of many years’ research and performances of this remarkable music.

Judith performs regularly in the UK and in the USA, appearing with the Midgard Ensemble.  She also has a duet partnership, “Duality” with a fellow soprano, which is also accompanied by Craig Combs.

 

 

Copyright Craig Combs 2013

 

 

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