Scottish lyric soprano Freya Holliman graduated from the David Seligman Opera School at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in July 2020.

While still a student, she made her Welsh National Opera debut in The Consul by Menotti. She was twice a soloist for the annual Opera Gala with the Orchestra of WNO conducted by Carlo Rizzi.

 

In March 2020 due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the RWCMD's scheduled production of Mozart's Così fan tutte was cancelled. However in August that year she performed the role of Fiordiligi in a filmed semi-staged and socially distanced revival; one of the first operas performed in its entirety post lockdown.

Read more about this incredible (and hopefully unique) experience here

She graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music with a Masters degree and a Postgraduate Diploma. She also holds an undergraduate degree in French and Music from the University of Glasgow with a focus in French gastronomic history.

On the concert platform, Freya frequently performs in oratorio and concerts across Great Britain.  She has much experience working with composers, and exploring contemporary song and operatic repertoire. In 2017 she performed Troubairitz by Tansy Davies at the Wigmore Hall, London.
 
 
During her studies, she was grateful for the generous support of The Robertson Trust, The Baird Educational Trust, The Cross Trust, The Leverhulme Trust and The Caird Trust. 

She was recently awarded the Janet Price Opera Prize, the Dolan Evans Award for Opera and the David and Phillipa Seligman Award for Excellence.