Louise Kemény recently graduated with distinction from the Opera School at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and was awarded the Ian Smith of Stornoway Award.
Recent engagements include Teofane Ottone, “exquisitely sung by the outstanding young soprano Louise Kemény” (The Times, 2014) for English Touring Opera and a live broadcast for BBC Radio 3’s In Tune. In the 2013/14 season Kemény made her Glyndebourne Festival Opera and Prom debuts singing First Noble Orphan in Richard Jones’ acclaimed new production of Der Rosenkavalier and Serpetta (cover) La Finta Giardiniera, and Dew Fairy (cover) Hänsel und Gretel for GTO. Whilst in Glasgow Kemény made her debut at Scottish Opera (with RCS) as a “radiant” Tytania A Midsummer Night’s Dream, (Opera Magazine, 2013), and other highlights on the operatic stage include her “beautifully anguished” Tiny Paul Bunyan (WhatsOnStage, 2013) with British Youth Opera, and Little Moon/Soprano Actor in the 25th anniversary BYO production of Judith Weir’s A Night at the Chinese Opera, for which Kemény received the 2012 Basil A. Turner Prize.
Highlights on the concert platform include soprano solos in Mozart’s Mass in C minor at Goldsmith’s Hall, Rossini’s Stabat Mater and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 2 “Lobgesang”, and a recital appearance with Malcolm Martineau in Glasgow. 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 and Tippet’s The Heart’s Assurance and Britten’s On This Island at the the Dokumentationszentrum, Museen der Stadt Nürnberg, in commemoration of the First World War.
Forthcoming engagements include Jano Jenůfa for Scottish Opera and Poppea Agrippina for Iford Arts’ Festival Opera, 2015.
Kemény is an Independent Opera Fellow and is generously supported by the Worshipful Company of Musicians, RCS, South Square and Joaninha Trusts.