A winner of the Young Artist award of the Royal Philharmonic Society and the UK Critics’ Circle Award for Exceptional Young Talent in music, the soprano Mary Bevan is a former Harewood Artist at English National Opera and an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music. She has recently sung Yum-Yum (The Mikado), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Susanna (The Marriage of Figaro), Despina (Così fan tutte), Papagena (The Magic Flute), Second Niece (Peter Grimes), and Rebecca (Nico Muhly’s Two Boys) at English National Opera, Merab (Saul) at the Adelaide Festival, Elvira (L’italiana in Algeri) at Garsington Opera, Barbarina (Le nozze di Figaro) at The Royal Opera, Covent Garden, the title role in Luigi Rossi’s Orfeo with The Royal Opera at Shakespeare’s Globe, La Musica and Euridice (Monteverdi’s Orfeo) with The Royal Opera at the Roundhouse, and the soprano part in David Bruce’s The Firework Maker’s Daughter with Opera North and ROH2. In concert she recently performed baroque programmes with the Academy of Ancient Music and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Fauré’s Requiem with the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Concert Suite from Maxwell Davies’s Caroline Mathilde at the BBC Proms, and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 2 Lobgesang with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. A dedicated recitalist, Mary Bevan has appeared at the Oxford Lieder Festival and the Wigmore Hall, as well as in an Asian tour with The English Concert. Her discography includes recordings of songs by Ludwig Thuille and Mendelssohn, Handel’s The Triumph of Time and Truth and Ode for St Cecilia’s Day with Ludus Baroque, Vaughan Williams’s Pastoral Symphony (No. 3) and Schubert’s music for Rosamunde with the BBC Philharmonic, and Hadley’s Fen and Flood with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.