British soprano Rose Stachniewska is a Samling artist and Britten- Pears Young Artist. She recently graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) where she studied with Wilma MacDougall and won first prize in the Ye Cronies Opera Competition. She graduated with distinction in her master’s from the Royal College of Music where she studied with Rosa Mannion and John Blakely. Rose was a member of the ENO Opera Works programme in 2016.
Recent performances include Anne Trulove (cover) The Rake’s Progress (British Youth Opera), Greta Fiorentino Street Scene (RCS), Pamina Die Zauberflöte, Adina L’elisir d’amore (Westminster Opera Co.); Nun in Prokofiev’s The Fiery Angel (Scottish Opera), Adele Die Fledermaus (RCS), Soprano 1 in Le Vin Herbé by Frank Martin and Le Renard/La Soeur Jumelle in Les Malheurs d’Orphée by Milhaud (RCS). Recent recital work includes a Ye Cronies concert with Sir Thomas Allen and Victoria Simmonds and a recital of songs by Oliver Knussen with Red Note Ensemble. Opera scenes have included Nanetta, Melisande, Adina (RCS); Dorinda, Susanna, Servillia (ENO Opera Works); Zerlina, Gretel, Euridice, Helena (RCM). An enthusiast for modern repertoire, Rose has also premiered a number of roles including Alice in Now by Lewis Murphy (RCM), Harlequin in Black Sand by Na’ama Zisser (Tête-à-Tête Opera) and Anne Brontë in Glassworks by Leo Geyer as part of Helios Collective’s workshop series ‘Formations’.