Lauded by The Guardian for her “dark and focused” voice, “sensational coloratura” and “spectacular singing” and by The Times for her “fierce, indeed terrifying, cane-swishing” characterisations, Beth Taylor is one of today’s most electrifying young mezzo-sopranos.
In the 2022/2023 season, Taylor makes her role debut as Arsace in Rossini’s Semiramide at the Deutsche Oper Berlin; her house debut at the Opernhaus Zürich as Giuliano Gordio in a new production of Cavalli’s Eliogabalo, her debuts at the Berlioz Festival in La Côte-Saint-André as Ursule in Béatrice et Bénédict, in Lausanne as the contralto soloist of Mozart’s Requiem, at the Gulbekian in Lisbon as the contralto soloist of Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis and at the 2023 Salzburg and Berlin Festivals as Anna in Les Troyens.
In the last three years, the mezzo-soprano has made a number of important debuts at prestigious venues, such as the Glyndebourne Festival (Alcina), Oper Frankfurt (Bianca e Falliero and Amadigi di Gaula), Concertgebouw Amsterdam and Theater Basel. Recent engagements have also led her to Opéra de Lyon, the Nancy Opera House and the Aix-en-Provence Festival.
Taylor is a graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and The Open University. She has participated in masterclasses with renowned artists such as Sarah Connolly, Susan Graham, Sir Thomas Allen, Sophie Daneman and Dame Emma Kirkby. Taylor is the winner of the 2022 Elizabeth Connell Award, 3rd prize winner of the 2019 Wigmore Hall Competition and the winner of the 2018 Gianni Bergamo Classical Music Awards.