Soprano, Nathalie Chalkley, is a graduate from the opera course at the Royal Academy of Music where she studied (and continues to study) with Lillian Watson and Audrey Hyland.
Nathalie’s recent oratorio appearances include: Mozart’s Requiem in St. Martin’s in the Field, Trafalgar Square, Judas Maccabeaus for Paul Spicer at St. John’s Smith Square with the London Baroque Sinfonia, Bach and Handel arias with the English Concert conducted by Harry Bickett and Laurence Cummings, and Mozart’s Mass in C minor in Christchurch Priory.
Operatic highlights include Zerlina for Garsington Opera (Brigitta Festival), Papagena (Garsington Opera EAS), Susanna (Amersham Festival Opera, Iain Leddingham), Nymph in Euridice (BYO), Sophie Scholl in the world premier of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’ critically acclaimed Kommiltonen! (RAO) and the role of Hero in Béatrice et Bénédict for Sir Colin Davis and John Copley (RAO).
Nathalie’s recent song and concert performances include a recital of Schubert at the Oxford Lieder Festival with guitarist Christoph Denoth , a recital of Brahms and Poulenc with Audrey Hyland at St. John’s, Smith Square, the entire Wolf Italian Songbook for the Academy’s Song Circle and a recital of Liszt and Rachmaninov in Bristol’s Victoria Rooms with pianist Chris Hopkins. She recently gave her debut performance with L’avventura London in a recital of Handel songs and arias in the Holywell Rooms, Oxford. She also performed Finzi’s Dies Natalis with the Orchestra of the City at St. James’s Piccadilly.
Her competition successes include; the G. Embley Memorial Prize and RAM Friends’ Development Award, the final’s of the Richard Lewis, second prize in the Isabel Jay and Blyth Buesst Operatic Prizes as well as in the Elena Gerhardt Lieder Competition.
Nathalie is generously supported by the John Thaw Trust, Josephine Baker Trust, Musicians’ Benevolent Fund (Sybil Tutton Award), John Lewis Award Scheme and the Worshipful Company of Musicians (David Goldman Award).
Forthcoming performances include singing the role of Ninetta in Mozart’s Finta Semplice for Bampton Classical Opera, performing excerpts of Britten’s War Requiem for Forest Row choral society and performing a concert of early music with L’avventura London in Surrey.