Recent and upcoming engagements include Fox The Cunning Little Vixen and Olga Eugene Onegin for Grange Park Opera‚ Waltraute in Nationale Reisopera’s Ring Cycle‚ Gymnasiast/Groom/Theater-Garderobiere Lulu at La Monnaie in Brussels; Amando Le Grand Macabre at La Monnaie‚ English National Opera and at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires‚ Mother Goose The Rake’s Progress and Tippet’s A Child of our Time at the St Endellion Festival.
Further appearances include Hansel Hansel and Gretel‚ Hermia A Midsummer Night’s Dream‚ Stéphano Roméo et Juliette and Louhi in Jonathan Dove’s Swanhunter for Opera North‚ Sorceress Dido and Aeneas and Puck in Weber’s Oberon under Sir John Eliot Gardiner‚ Junon in Charpentier’s Acteon at Aldeburgh with Emmanuelle Haïm‚ Judith Weir’s The Consolations of Scholarship with Kokoro‚ Handel’s Oreste at the Linbury‚ Covent Garden‚ Irene Tamerlano for the 20th anniversary of the Cambridge Handel Opera Group‚ Cherubino at Grange Park‚ Pitti Sing The Mikado with Nationale Reisopera‚ the central role in Rachel Portman’s The Water Diviner’s Tale at the BBC Proms‚ a New Year’s Eve Gala concert with the Manchester Camerata featuring works from The Truth about Love‚ Rosina Il Barbiere di Siviglia with Opera Holland Park and Jane in the premiere of Micha Hamel’s Snow White with Nationale Reisopera in Holland.
In great demand on the concert platform Frances Bourne has sung with many of Europe’s leading conductors‚ including Harry Christophers‚ Sir John Eliot Gardiner‚ Emmanuelle Haïm‚ Andrew Manze‚ Sir Neville Marriner‚ Sir Roger Norrington and Trevor Pinnock. Oratorio performances include Messiah (Harry Christophers and The Sixteen)‚ Tippett A Child Of Our Time (Huddersfield Choral Society)‚ Pergolesi Stabat Mater (Hanover Band)‚ Mozart C minor mass‚ Bach B minor mass (Gloucester Cathedral)‚ and Dvorak Stabat Mater (Winchester Cathedral). She has appeared with the Northern Sinfonia‚ Manchester Camerata‚ the City of London Sinfonia‚ and the English Chamber Orchestra. Recordings include Mozart Requiem (European Chamber Orchestra)‚ Copland In the Beginning (Gloucester Cathedral Choir)‚ Bach Cantata 148 and Puck Oberon both with Gardiner‚ and her debut solo CD‚ The Truth about Love‚ a collection of cabaret songs by Britten‚ Martinu and Weill (Sony BMG Masterworks).
A keen recitalist‚ she has performed for New Kent Opera with Gary Cooper‚ at the Buxton Festival with Malcolm Martineau‚ as artist in residence at the Presteigne Festival‚ and in concerts with London Symphony Chorus‚ Huddersfield Choral Society‚ The Sixteen and at the Three Choirs Festival. Recent concerts include St. Matthew Passion at Gloucester Cathedral‚ Messiah with the City of Birmingham Choir and CBSO‚ Beethoven’s Mass in C at Worcester Cathedral‚ Mozart’s Requiem with Harrogate Choral Society‚ Dream of Gerontius in Tiverton and Elgar The Musicmakers‚ with Ware Choral Society.