Lizzie Holmes

Madame Firmin

Lizzie-HolmesTraining: graduated with distinction from the Royal College of Music (Masters of Vocal Performance) in 2014 and went straight into her West End debut at Her Majesty’s in The Phantom of the Opera.

Prior to this she read English Literature as an undergraduate at The University of Warwick.

Theatre includes: creating the role of Anna in Your Last Breath with devised theatre company Curious Directive – the play was awarded a Fringe First at the Edinburgh Festival, published by Bloomsbury and toured nationally (West Yorkshire Playhouse, The Crucible, Lowry, SJT, Pleasance, Jersey Arts Centre), and awarded Best Supporting Actor at the National Student Drama Festival for Monica in By the Bog of Cats. Other roles include Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls, Amy in Company and Anita in West Side Story (Warwick Arts Centre).

Opera includes: title role in The Coronation of Poppea (Ryedale Festival and Arcola), Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro (Bloomsbury Festival), La Bergère in L’enfant et les Sortilèges (RCM International Opera School), Pamina in The Magic Flute and Gretel in Hansel & Gretel (Warwick Arts Centre) and cover Elsie in The Yeoman of the Guard (Portsmouth Guildhall).

At the RCM, Lizzie worked with John Copley CBE, Iain Burnside, British Youth Opera, Classical Opera and Tête à Tête Opera.

After understudying the role last year, Lizzie is thrilled to be first cover Madame Giry in The Phantom of the Opera this year.