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Vocal Director

Performer, teacher, West End vocal coach, celebrated voice specialist, broadcaster and writer. A popular and highly experienced mezzo soprano, Mary has worked with leading conductors and numerous orchestras across the world.


Mary was a long-standing Artistic Associate of the English National Opera, is the Vocal Talent Consultant for Glyndebourne, and between 2007 and 2013 she created and led Southbank Centre’s Voicelab.

Teaching regularly at Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in Perth, Royal Academy of Music and Arts Educational School (ArtsEd), Mary has worked with singers at every stage of their careers. She also works privately as a vocal coach for multiple West End shows , is an Honorary Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, an Honorary Fellow of Rose Bruford College and a Fellow of the Northern College of Music.

Mary is increasingly widely known through her work on television and radio. She was one of the driving forces behind Channel 4’s award-winning Operatunity, and on Musicality, also on Channel 4. She has appeared on the BBC as the expert analyst for the Cardiff Singer of the World competitions since 2003 and is a regular presenter on BBC Radio 3. She is also in demand as a writer with books such as The Singer’s Handbook (Faber) and coaching notes like The Boosey Voice Coach (Boosey & Hawkes).

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