Bethany Kallan Remfry
British Soprano Bethany Kallan Remfry studied at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and the Royal Academy of Music where she was the winner of the Simon Fletcher Charitable Trust Main Prize Award. Bethany then went onto study at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where she sang in master classes for dramatic soprano Jane Eaglen and covered the role of Clara in Prokofiev’s Betrothal in a Monastery for Scottish Opera. Upon graduating Bethany joined the Glyndebourne chorus and tour and performed the role of Isabel in Scottish Opera & D’oyly Carte’s UK touring production of Pirates of Penzance.
In Summer 2015 Bethany sang Gerhilde in Richard Wagner’s Die Walküre and covered the role of Helmwige at the Norwegian National Opera House in Oslo. She also made her Italian debut singing the role of Zweite Dame whilst covering the role of Die Königin der Nacht at Music Academy International’s Trentino Music Festival, under the baton of J. David Jackson of the Metropolitan Opera. Bethany also performed Agathe in scenes from Die Freischütz and Armida in scenes from Handel’s Rinaldo, directed by David Gately.
Last season Bethany was a member of Opera Works with English National Opera and next season she will perform 2nd Handmaid in Medea with the Wexford Festival as well as being part of their ensemble for the season. Recently she performed Handel’s Messiah and covering Verdi’s Lady Macbeth for Iford Arts Festival. Past operatic experience includes Countess Almaviva, Donna Anna, Donna Elvira, Britten’s Miss Jessel, Puccini’s La Ciesca and Suor Angelica. Bethany enjoys performing concert and oratorio repertoire throughout the UK and has appeared in concerts in many of London’s established music venues. Bethany’s repertoire currently includes Mozart’s Messiah, Requiem and Mass in C, Haydn Nelson Mass, Dvorak’s Zigeunermelodien and Grieg’s Sechs lieder. She most recently performed Fiordiligi with the Trentino Music Festival.
Bethany was born in Hertfordshire; her father is Olympic medallist Keith Remfry. She is extremely grateful for the generous support of the Countess of Munster of Musical Trust and the Yorkshire Ladies Council.