Lauren Joyanne began her vocal studies at the Junior Birmingham Conservatoire and in 2012 she graduated from the University of Birmingham with a first class honours degree in Music and English Literature. Subsequently, she went on to gain a Distinction in her Master of Music at the same institution, with a full Bramall Music Scholarship.

Following her performance of Johanna in Sweeney Todd alongside Bryn Terfel at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, Lauren Joyanne was recently invited to cover the role for Welsh National Opera.

Operatic highlights include performing the role of Childerico in Faramondo for the London Handel Festival and covering the role of Dowager Queen for Mahoganny Opera Group’s tour of contemporary family opera, The Rattler. Lauren Joyanne also enjoyed covering the roles of Cockerel, Jay and Mrs Paskova in The Cunning Little Vixen for British Youth Opera, as well as performing the roles of Young Tree and Narrator in Paul Bunyan for Welsh National Youth Opera: a production which received a Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award.

Concert experience includes singing selections of music by Stephen Sondheim at Cadogan Hall and singing in a performance of Serenade to Music at Buckingham Palace, under the baton of John Wilson. She has also had the pleasure of performing as a soloist in Faure’s Requiem and Mozart’s Requiem, both under the baton of leading choral conductor, Simon Halsey.

Future engagements include performing the role of Zerlina in Don Giovanni for British Youth Opera in September 2017 and playing the role of the Dog in The Cunning Little Vixen for the Royal College of Music International Opera School in November/December 2017. 

British born mezzo soprano Lauren Joyanne Morris has recently completed her Master of Vocal Performance (Distinction), at the Royal College of Music, London. An RCM scholar, Lauren Joyanne was supported by a Douglas and Hilda Simmonds Award and a Pauline Hartley Award. She was also sponsored by the Aspinwall Educational Trust, the Winship Foundation, the Mario Lanza Educational Foundation and the Clemence Charitable Trust. In addition, she was a proud recipient of the Bryn Terfel Foundation, supported by the Josephine Baker Trust and was sponsored by DMG MORI. Lauren Joyanne is thrilled to be joining the Royal College of Music International Opera School in September 2017, where she will continue her studies with Timothy Evans-Jones.

Biography

LAUREN JOYANNE MORRIS

MEZZO SOPRANO