Gail Pearson

  • Parsifal – First Esquire and First Flowermaiden, First Group
  • Das Rheingold – Woglinde

Gail Pearson  made her professional operatic debut as Gilda (Rigoletto) for Welsh National Opera at the age of twenty three. She has subsequently sung many roles for the company including Gretel (Hänsel and Gretel) Musetta, (La Bohème), Oscar (Un Ballo in Maschera) and Frasquita, Carmen.  For the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden her numerous roles include Papagena (Die Zauberflöte), Pernille (Maskarade) and Jano, (Jenůfa).

Gail has been a regular guest principal at English National Opera singing a wide range of roles in operas from Purcell to David Sawer.  She created the role of Mary Woolstonecraft Godwin in the world premiere of Sally Beamish’s Monster for Scottish Opera, a company for whom she has also sung Pamina, (Die Zauberflöte) and Asteria (Tamerlano).  Other engagements in the UK include Lisette (La Rondine) for Opera North, Agilea (Teseo), Gilda and Sophie (Werther) for English Touring Opera and Woglinde and Waldvogel in Longborough Festival’s Ring Cycle.

Highlights of her international work include Anne Trulove (The Rake’s Progress) for Nantes-Angers Opéra, Arbate, (Mitridate) at the Théatre du Châtelet, First Esquire and Flowermaiden (Parsifal) at the Opéra de Paris, Bastille, Jano, (Jenůfa) at the Opéra de Lyon and Leonora (Oberto: Conte di San Bonifacio) for Operhaus Zürich.  Her extensive orchestral concert work includes performances with the Vienna Philharmonic, The Philharmonia, BBCNOW, and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra with Sir Charles Mackerras, Richard Hickox and Wolfgang Sawallisch.  Gail’s recordings include Iris (Semele) with Christian Curnyn, Echo (Ariadne auf Naxos) with Sir Richard Armstrong and Jano (Jenůfa) with Sir Bernard Haitink.