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Jess Dandy (b. 1990) is a Cumbrian mezzo-soprano based in London.

Roles include Female Voice (cover) Philip Venables 4.48 Psychosis ROH/Lyric Hammersmith Richard Baker/Ted Huffman; Narrator/Minister/Minister's Wife/The Crowd George Benjamin Into The Little Hill Shadwell Opera Finnegan Downie Dear/Jack Furness; La Messaggiera (cover) Monteverdi L’Orfeo ROH/Roundhouse Camden Christopher Moulds/Michael Boyd; Mrs Noye Britten Noye’s Fludde The Cheltenham Festival Glyn Oxley/Edward Derbyshire and Gisela Iain Burnside Why Does the Queen Die? The Oxford Lieder Festival 2014.

A 2014 Britten-Pears Young Artist under Wolfgang Holzmair and Imogen Cooper, Jess has performed in recital at the Wigmore Hall, Barbican Hall, Holywell Music Room, City of London Festival, Austrian Cultural Forum and 22 Mansfield Street.

Concert performances include Steve Reich Music for a Large Ensemble dir. Christopher Stark BBC Proms/MULTI-STORY; Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music dir. Ben Johnson Southrepps Festival; Andriessen De Staat dir. Simon Wills Queen Elizabeth Hall; Berlioz Roméo et Juliette dir. Valery Gergiev Barbican Hall & Salle Pleyel (semi-chorus) and Vivaldi Gloria in D major dir. David Curtis Orchestra & Choir of the Swan Cadogan Hall.

Upcoming projects include Third Lady The Magic Flute Hampstead Garden Opera, Handel Messiah Tsuen Wan Concert Hall, Hong Kong & Victoria Hall, Singapore, Duruflé Requiem Holy Trinity, Sloane Square and Elgar Sea Pictures Cambridge University Graduate Orchestra West Road Concert Hall.

Jess is grateful to The John Wates Charitable Trust, The Ann Driver Trust, Kathleen Trust, Seary Charitable Trust, Mario Lanza Educational Foundation and Help Musicians UK for their generous support.

Jess read Modern & Medieval Languages at Trinity College, Cambridge before taking up a postgraduate place at Guildhall School of Music & Drama under Professor Susan McCulloch & Gary Coward where she graduated with distinction and held an Artists Fellowship in French Language & Poetry.
CD details:

DDA 25149 Concertato