Rosie Lomas

Rosie Lomas studied at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London. She graduated with a distinction in her final recital.

Rosie Lomas made her operatic debut as the thirteen year old American Suburban Girl in English National Opera's world premiere production of Two Boys (Nico Muhly).

In January 2013 she performed the two children's roles of Lucy and Josh in the world premiere of Philip Glass' The Perfect American at Madrid's Teatro Real. She repeated this role at ENO in the UK première.

Other operatic roles include Flora in The Turn of the Screw at the Festival di Spoleto and First Witch and Second Woman in Dido and Aeneas (Ad Parnassum) both in London and on tour in Italy and Germany.

Recent concert work includes excerpts from Handel’s Solomon with countertenor James

Bowman in a celebratory concert in aid of The Foundling Hospital / Coram, and Haydn Nelson Mass with Choir of the Twenty First Century at Christ Church, Spitalfields, London. She was a finalist in the 2015 London Bach Society Singing Competition and sang in Andreas Scholl Master Classess as a Britten Pears Young Artist.

Rosie Lomas performed Flora Turn of the Screw for the Beethoven Festival in Warsaw and for Opera Holland Park. She also gave further performances of The Perfect American with Opera Queensland at the Brisbane Festival, as well as Cupid Venus and Adonis on tour in the UK and Italy.

She recently returned to English National Opera to sing Maketaten in the revival of Philip Glass’s Akhnaten. Forthcoming engagements include Oberto Alcina at the 2016 Longborough Festival.

Rosie Lomas runs Literary Music; a group of actors and musicians who perform literary themed concerts based on the novels of Jane Austen throughout the UK.

April 2016

Flora/The Turn of the Screw/ Festival di Spoleto, June 2012

" . . .All seven singers not only have impeccable vocal performances, but the actors recite the prose of a show of class . . . "

“. . .simply amazing two children, Thomas Copeland and Rosie Lomas; affected, innocent and diabolically perverse . . .”

" . . .The superb children, Miles and Flora, played by Thomas Copeland and Rosie Lomas, were applauded unreservedly for an interpretation which was, to say the least, complex. . . "

Josh & Lucy/The Perfect American/Teatro Real / ENO January and June 2013

 " . . .But it is perhaps the young singer who played both the child Josh and Lucy that stole the show, Rosie Lomas, who graduated from the GSMD as recently as 2011... To play to a full house in such a high profile event so early in one’s career must be daunting in extremis, and this was a most impressive showing. . . "

Seen and Heard International

" . . .A child, Josh, beautifully sung by light soprano Rosie Lomas, expresses the love and glorification of children everywhere for their hero.. . . "

Opera News

" . . .Amongst the rest of a solid cast, soprano Rosie Lomas stood out in the dual roles of Lucy and Josh. . . "

Wales Arts Review

" . . .Most resonant of all are the moments when Disney draws close to young fellow-cancer sufferer Josh, beautifully realised by Rosie Lomas. . . "

The Stage

" . . .A young boy dying of cancer (touchingly played by Rosie Lomas) tells Walt that going to Disneyland was the best moment of his short life. . . "

The Times

" . . .Rosie Lomas made a strong impression in the high-lying parts of the owl-girl Lucy and Josh, the boy in the hospital. . . "

Los Angeles Times

 " . . .The dark climax is the arrival of Lucy, a trick-or-treating girl dressed as an owl (Lomas again). . . "

The Times

" . . .Also affecting... Rosie Lomas as the children Lucy and Josh;..."

The Wall Street Journal

" . . .Rosie Lomas’ Lucy (the owl) was suitably cold, before she switched roles to become Josh in the most engaging scene in Act II. . . "

Opera Britannia