Janet Fischer

Wild Woman (Hannibal)

Training: Canadian soprano Janet Fischer first explored her passion for music at three. Following in her older brother’s footsteps she studied the violin until at 18 she decided to embark on a singing career. She graduated from the RNCM under the tutelage of senior professor Barbara Robotham and has also been a pupil of Sherrill Milnes and Dame Ann Evans at the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme in addition to completing her professional training at the Associated Studios Opera Studio, studying with Sheila Barnes.

Opera includes: Helmwige in Die Walküre, Mother in Hansel & Gretel, Rhoda in The Withered Arm (Tête-a-Tête Opera Festival), Fiordiligi in Cosi Fan Tutte, Irene in Tamerlano, Clara and Olympia in The Sandman (ROH2 Development), Roxana in King Roger, Female Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia, Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro, Dog Fox and Cockerel in The Cunning Little Vixen, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Dorabella in Cosi Fan Tutte, The Witch in Rusalka, Susannah in Susannah, Magda in The Consul, Tatiana in Eugene Onegin, Die Gräfin in Capriccio and Marianne in Tartuffe.

Concerts include: Mahler’s Magna Peccatrix – 8th Symphony (Sage Gateshead), Mahler 4th and 2nd Symphonies, Grüber’s Frankenstein! (Wigmore Hall), Lewis’s Beyond the Heavens (world premiere), Nunes’s A Winter’s Night (world premiere), Berlioz’s Les nuits d’, Beethoven Ah, Perfido! (London Chamber Soloist Orchestra), Beethoven’s 9th Symphony (LMO) and Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis (Orchestra da Macao).