Soprano Verity Wingate is fast establishing herself as one of Europe’s most promising young stars, renowned for her “vocally and theatrically breathtaking” performances (Trouw). Wingate joined the Opera Studio at the Dutch National Opera for the 2019/20 and 2020/21 seasons, where roles included Anna Nabucco (alongside Anna Pirozzi) and Luisa Casati Stampa di Soncino in the world premiere of Willem Jeths Ritratto (BBC Music Magazine’s Opera Choice for February 2021). In 2021, Verity Wingate was selected for the Salzburg Festival Young Singers Project, where she performed the role of Die Schleppträgerin in Krzysztof Warlikowski’s production of Elektra conducted by Franz Welser-Möst, and won second prize at the prestigious Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition.
During the 2022/23 season and beyond, Wingate will make role and house debuts for the Malmö Opera (La contessa Le nozze di Figaro) and Konzert Theater Bern (title role Iolanta), as well as her debut appearances for the Theater Basel and Hamburg State Opera.
In the 2021/22 season, Wingate made her debut with the English National Opera as Mrs. Naidoo in Philip Glass Satyagraha and debuted the roles of Mimi La bohème (Nederlandse Reisopera) and the Governess The Turn of the Screw (Garsington Opera). She previously made her operatic debut as Pamina Die Zauberflöte in 2018 for Garsington Opera, returning there in 2019 for Monteverdi 1610 Vespers. She has worked with many opera directors including Krzysztof Warlikowski, Andreas Homoki, Monique Wagemakers, Netia Jones and Marcel Sijm, and conductors including Franz Welser-Möst, Maurizio Benini, Gianluca Capuano, Masaaki Suzuki, Laurence Cummings and Christian Curnyn.
In addition to her opera performances, concerts include Mozart arias and ensembles at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, recitals of works by Schubert and Handel with members of the Concertgebouw Orchestra Academy, a gala recital with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Bach Christmas Oratorio and B minor Mass, Handel Jephtha, Athalia and Messiah, Mozart Requiem and Mass in C Minor, Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem and Mahler Symphony No.4. She has also performed at the Leipzig Gewandhaus, at New York’s Lincoln Center, in London at the Barbican Centre, Wigmore Hall, St. John’s Smith Square and St. Martin-in-the-Fields, at the Holywell Music Room Oxford, and for the Aldeburgh Festival.
Wingate is a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and of the Royal Academy of Music in London and is the recipient of several awards and scholarships. In 2018 she received Garsington Opera’s Leonard Ingram Award and while at the Guildhall School, she received the Paul Hamburger Prize awarded by Graham Johnson for her excellence in Schubert song. She is a scholar of the Samling Institute, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Foundation and Alvarez Young Artist Programme at Garsington Opera.
Following a project at the Guildhall School, Wingate was invited to join the prestigious group, The Prince Consort by its founder Alisdair Hogarth and mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnston. As one of its members she has given recitals at London’s Wigmore Hall and at music festivals in Harrogate, Bath and Hertfordshire, whilst also appearing on BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’ and featuring frequently on Classic FM.
Governess The Turn of the Screw
Female Chorus The Rape of Lucretia
Mrs. Naidoo Satyagraha
Luisa Casati Ritratto
Fiordiligi Così fan tutte
Pamina Die Zauberflöte
Donna Anna Don Giovanni
Contessa Le nozze di Figaro
Blanche Dialogues des Carmélites
Mimi La bohème*
Marenka The Bartered Bride
Die Schleppträgerin / 5th Maid Elektra
Michel van der Aa
Rheinmaiden Das Rheingold
Walkerie Die Walküre
Agathe Der Freischütz
*role in preparation
Miroir de Pene
B Minor Mass
O dessa Ögon
Symphony No. 4
C Minor Mass
Petite Messe Solennelle
Vier letzte Lieder
“Verity Wingate is a vocally and theatrically breathtaking Luisa.”
“The peerless soprano Verity Wingate portrays Casati as a possessed ‘musa futura’, but at the same time shows her poignant loneliness.”
“Unsurpassed star of the evening is the soprano Verity Wingate, who performs on stage from start to finish and seemingly effortlessly puts her vocal part into the spotlight."