Rosemary Clifford gained a first-class degree in English Literature from the University of Bristol before beginning postgraduate vocal studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, from which she graduated with distinction.
During her studies she was generously supported by the Worshipful Companies of Haberdashers and Poulters, the Northfield Educational Trust and the Liz Holliday Foundation for Young Singers (founded by Chipperfield Choral Society).
Operatic credits include Paquette Candide (Surrey Opera); Shepherd Boy Tosca (Grange Park Opera); Hansel Hansel and Gretel (Opera Unmasked); Rose Seller Oliver! (Grange Park Opera); Popova The Bear (Opera Anywhere); Nancy Albert Herring (Hampstead Garden Opera). Oratorio work includes Bach’s B minor mass and Magnificat; Vivaldi’s Gloria; Haydn’s Nelson Mass and Paukenmesse; Mendelssohn’s Elijah; Mozart’s Requiem; Britten’s Spring Symphony.
Rosemary made her solo debut at the Royal Albert Hall singing Messiah with The Really Big Chorus, and won the Opera Prelude Singers’ Prize 2018. She sings regularly with choral ensembles including the Monteverdi Choir, the Chamber Choir of London and the Chapel Choir of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, as well as other ensembles around the country, and is a Live Music Now musician.
Future engagements include performing the a return to Wexford Festival Opera to perform as mezzo-soprano soloist in their production of Bernstein à la carte, performances with Opera Prelude in London and Henley and a tour of Berlioz’s opera Benvenuto Cellini with the Monteverdi Choir in 2019.