The Australian soprano on her career and being pulled out of the Glyndebourne chorus by Sir David McVicar.

Australian-born soprano Miranda Keys first encountered opera as a spectator at tthe Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Proms. This year she will appear at London’s other Proms – the eight-week concert series at the Royal Albert Hall in London, where she will perform in two unique programs. This year also marks the 80th anniversary for Glyndebourne Opera, the outfit responsible for pulling Miranda from the chorus and casting her into the spotlight, and a company Miranda is involved with to this day. So how did it all happen so fast? We spoke to Miranda about her career, from a young graduate of the Guildhall School of Music to her current role as Marianne Leitmetzerin in Richard Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier.
Miranda performing at the Rosenblatt Recital Song Prize Final, 2007

Raised in Queensland until the age of 14, Miranda’s earliest musical experiences were not of opera, but of a rather different musical world. “When I was living on the Gold Coast I got really into music theatre,” Miranda recalls. “There was a gentleman there called Robert Young. I...

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