Biography

Louise Kemény recently graduated with distinction from the Opera School at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Current and recent engagements include Barbarina Le nozze di Figaro for Dutch National Opera; Teofane Ottone for English Touring Opera; Jano Jen?fa for Scottish Opera and Poppea Agrippina for Iford Arts. In the 2013/14 season she made her Glyndebourne Festival Opera debut as First Noble Orphan in Richard Jones’ new production of Der Rosenkavalier and Serpetta (cover) La Finta Giardiniera.

Whilst in Scotland Kemény made her debut at Scottish Opera/RCS as Tytania A Midsummer Night’s Dream, other hightlights on the operatic stage include her Tiny Paul Bunyan with British Youth Opera, and Little Moon/Soprano Actor in the 25th anniversary British Youth Opera production of Judeith Weir’s A Night at the Chinese Opera.

Highlights on the concert platform include the soprano solos in Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with Stephen Cleobury at Kings College Chapel, Cambridge, Händel’s Messiah in Bergen with members of the Philharmonic Orchestra, Carmina Burana at Cadogan Hall, Mozart’s Mass in C minor at Goldsmith’s Hall, Rossini’s Stabat Mater and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 2 “Lobgesang”. A keen exponent of 20th century and contemporary repertoire, Kemény has performed Stravinsky’s Les noces with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire and Ravel’s Trois Poemes de Mallarme with MusicLab ensemble. She is passionate about the creation and interpretation of new music, and has created 3 lead roles in new operas – Woman/Unknown Position and Girl/Bonesong (Kate Whitley), and Wife/Nauset (Joel Rust) – to critical acclaim.

Kemény’s love of recital work took her most recently to St John’s Smith Square, where she gave a solo recital entitled “Nacht und Träume”; she opened the 2015 London English Song Festival with William Vann at St George’s Hannover Square, and has recently performed at Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, in Glasgow with Malcolm Martineau, and at the Museen der Stadt Nürnberg where she sang Tippet’s The Heart’s Assurance and Britten’s On This Island at the the Dokumentationszentrum, in commemoration of the First World War.

Kemény won Ian Smith of Stornoway Prize for Opera, Basil A. Turner Prize, Joaninha Trust Prize, David Goldman Award, and is an Independent Opera Fellow and a Yeoman of the Worshipful Company of Musicians. She is generously supported by the RCS and South Square Trusts.