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Henley Festival
8-12thJuly 2020

Francesca Chiejina

Nigerian-American soprano Francesca Chiejina is a recent graduate of the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, where her roles included Countess Ceprano Rigoletto; Lady-in-Waiting Macbeth; the Voice from Heaven Don Carlo and Ines Il trovatore. She also sang Micaela La tragèdie de Carmen at Wilton’s Music Hall and Melantho/Love The Return of Ulysses at the Roundhouse and covered Ifigenia Oreste; Antonia Les Contes d’Hoffmann, GiannettaL’elisir d’amore and Arbate Midridate, re di Ponto. Highlights of the 2018-19 season include her house and role debut as Clara, Porgy and Bess at Grange Park Opera.

Other recent performances include a performance of Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music at the Last Night of the BBC Proms, Cio-Cio San Madama Butterfly (scenes) at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and Pamina Die Zauberflöte, Berta Il barbiere di Siviglia, Countess Le nozze di Figaro (scenes) and AliceFalstaff (scenes), all at the University of Michigan.