Jill Washington studied at the Royal Academy of Music. On leaving the Academy Jill joined the D’Oyly Carte and sang the roles of Yum-Yum, Mabel and Rose Maybud from the Gilbert and Sullivan repertoire. ln 1983 after studying at the National Opera Studio Jill joined Glyndebourne Festival Opera returning for the 1984 Festival. Other engagements have included Gretel in Hansel and Gretel for Dublin Grand Opera and the Bloomsbury Theatre, Angele in The Count of Luxembourg for New Sadler’s Wells Opera, Lauretta in Lecoq’s Dr. Miracle at the Camden Festival and the girl in The Emperor of Atlantis at the Imperial War Museum. During the 1985/6 season Jill has sung in productions of The Mikado at the Jerusalem Festival, Novello: A Chance To Dream for Welsh National Opera on tour and Orpheus in the Underworld at Chichester. Television appearances include the highly successful Top C’s and Tiaras for Channel Four.