Jessica Cale

  • Così fan tutte – Fiordiligi

Welsh Soprano, Jessica Cale, was the 2020 First Prize winner of the Kathleen Ferrier Awards and joint Audience prize winner at the London Handel Festival International Singing Competition. Jessica is a graduate of the Royal College of Music International Opera Studio with an Artist Diploma in Opera and a Master of Performance with distinction.

Jessica’s operatic roles whilst at the RCM include the title role in Rodelinda, Flaminia (Il mondo della luna), Susan (A Dinner Engagement) and Second Bridesmaid (Le nozze di Figaro). Jessica has also performed Despina (Così fan tutte) and Serpetta (The Garden of Disguises) for Ryedale Festival Opera. Royal College of Music Opera Scenes include Blanche (Dialogues des Carmelites), Juliette (Romeo et Juliette), Tina (Flight), Poppea (L’incoronazione de Poppea), Musetta (La Boheme), and Melisande (Pelleas et Melisande).  Jessica has participated in Masterclasses at the RCM with Ann Murray, Gerald Finley, Edith Wiens and Roger Vignoles.

In addition to her operatic endeavours, Jessica enjoys a successful career on the concert platform. Recent notable engagements include Jessica’s debut at the Wigmore Hall and Cadogan Hall with The Mozartists, Handel’s Apollo e Dafne at the London Handel Festival, Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Schumann’s Manfred for Sir John Eliot Gardiner at the Salzburg Festival. Jessica has performed with many of today’s leading ensembles including the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; the Monteverdi Choir, and the Gabrieli Consort. Recent successes include being made an Associate Artist of The Mozartists and gaining 2ndprize in the Bampton Classical Opera Singing Competition. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys yoga, wine tasting and beach walks in her home county of Pembrokeshire.