Callie Denbigh

American mezzo-soprano Callie Denbigh was a 2014/15 Opera Works Artist at English National Opera in London and is thrilled to join Da Camera as a 2016/17 Young Artist. Described in the Huddersfield Examiner as having “a very wide range and bags of technique”, Ms. Denbigh’s performance experience has spanned the United States and Europe.

Ms. Denbigh graduated with a Master of Music degree in vocal performance from Manhattan School of Music and a Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance from Southern Methodist University. A native of Houston, Texas, she began her operatic training with a scholarship position in the Houston Grand Opera High School Voice Studio. Alongside a busy concert and recital calendar, she has sung in productions with Opera Danube in London, Longborough Festival Opera in the Cotswolds (UK), Opera Project (UK), Co-Opera Co in London, the Amalfi Coast Music Festival, Centro Studi Lirica in Italy and the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. Her operatic roles have included Octavian, Annio, Ruggiero and Second Lady in scenes with English National Opera’s Opera Works Studio; Dido in Dido and Aeneas with Thrapston Plaza Opera (UK), Angelina (cover) in Cenerentola with Woodhouse Opera Festival (UK); Fox in The Cunning Little Vixen with Co-Opera Co in London; Venus (role study) in Orpheus in the Underworld with Opera Danube in London; Mercedes in Carmen; the Witch in Into the Woods;  Constance Partlett in The Sorcerer; Sally in A Hand of Bridge and in scenes as Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro; Zerlina in Don Giovanni and Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte.

Ms. Denbigh has a passion for music education and community outreach that has emerged through some very exciting and varied opportunities. She has been an intern with Houston Grand Opera’s education and outreach department; worked in an outreach capacity at New York City schools performing an original children’s opera; performed in a pop up community initiative with English National Opera in Brixton, London in response to director Peter Sellar’s residency at ENO; and taught private voice lessons for the Northampton Music and Performing Arts Trust, the Northampton Male Voice Choir and Stowe School in the United Kingdom.

Ms. Denbigh is delighted to be back in Houston after a long period abroad. She joins the Houston Grand Opera Chorus for their production of Verdi’s Requiem in 2017.