Naomi Kilby studied at Birmingham Conservatoire gaining a BMus (Hons) First Class and at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest.
Professional Opera credits include regular chorus for Opera Holland Park since 2009, including the roles of Woodland Sprite in the UK premiere of Picker’s Fantastic Mr Fox , L’acquaiola in I Gioelli Della Madonna, Una Novizia/Midinette in Il Trittico and Voce Interno d'un Ragazzo in L'amore de i tre Re, Buxton Gilbert & Sullivan Festival (2011/12; cover Yum-Yum 2012 Festival), and Solo Soprano in Too Hot to Handel for Armonico Consort.
Other professional roles include Despina Cosi Fan Tutte for St Albans Chamber Opera, Prima Sorella Cercatrice Suor Angelica Talent Unlimited Festival, Adele Die Fledermaus Opera South East, the title role in Alcina for Scarlet Opera, Clorinda Cinderella and Bertha The Barber of Seville (or Salisbury) Opera Up Close and Belinda and Second Woman/Belinda Dido & Aeneas for Ad Parnassum.
In 2013, Naomi formed the company Opera Alegría singing the role of Monica in The Medium by Menotti, and Aurielle Gold (Madame Herz) The Impresario. The group have been performing at the Grimeborn Opera Festival at Dalston’s Arcola Theatre since 2016, and return in Summer 2019 with a production of Rossini’s Count Ory.
On the Oratorio platform, Naomi has been Soprano soloist for many choirs both in the Midlands and also in Sussex. Favourite works include Haydn’s Creation , Mozart’s Mass in C Minor, Schubert’s Stabat Mater and Mozart’s Exultate Jubilate.
On the recital platform, performances have taken Naomi across England and further afield into Europe, highlights of which include a recital of Bach Cantatas at the Royal Conservatoire of Music in Brussels and Roussel’s Deux poèmes de Ronsard in Birmingham and Budapest.
Naomi also has a passion for Jazz singing, having performed in Sussex with the Lynda Murray Trio as well as in Budapest and Toledo in Spain with various ensembles.
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