Born and educated in Cornwall, Naomi Harvey studied with William McAlpine at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Having worked in an extensive and broad range of repertoire, over the last two decades Naomi has worked with many leading companies throughout Europe. Recent engagements include the title role in Puccini’s Tosca at the National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ines and cover Leonora Il Trovatore for Scottish Opera, Gertrud Hansel & Gretel with Welsh National Opera, Donna Anna Don Giovanni, and the covers of Senta The Flying Dutchman, and Minnie The Golden Girl of the West for English National Opera, the covers of La Comtesse de Coigny Andrea Chénier, and Domna Saburova The Tsar’s Bride for the Royal Opera House, the role of Sara in the world première of James McCarthy’s Codebreaker at the Barbican Hall, London, soprano soloist in The World of Opera with the Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, the title role in Aida at Shrewsbury Abbey, the soprano solo in Verdi Requiem at Sherborne Abbey.
Ms. Harvey’s previous seasons highlights include Marschallin Der Rosenkavalier, Elisabetta Don Carlos, Leonora Il Trovatore, Giorgetta Il Tabarro, the title role in Tosca, Desdemona Otello, Alice Ford Falstaff, Blanche Dialogues des carmélites, Violetta La Traviata, Liu Turandot, Mimi La Bohème, Erste Dame Die Zauberflöte, Hanna Glawari The Merry Widow, Marcellina Le nozze di Figaro, and Berta Il barbiere di Siviglia (Welsh National Opera); Emilia Marty The Markopulos Case, Donna Anna Don Giovanni, Micaela Carmen and Mimi La bohème (English National Opera); Tina Flight (Glyndebourne Festival Opera); Magda The Consul and Donna Anna Don Giovanni (Opera Holland Park); Isabella Jobling in the world première of Will Todd’s The Blackened Man (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden); Ismene Mitridate (Opera Monte Carlo); Alice Ford Falstaff (English Touring Opera); title role in Tosca (Mid Wales Opera); Rosalinda Die Fledermaus (on tour in the USA), Ellen Orford Peter Grimes (Canterbury Festival).
An experienced concert artist, Naomi has performed at many leading concert halls internationally, highlights include gala concerts with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Queen Elisabeth Hall, London, and Symphony Hall, Birmingham, Verdi Requiem, Tippett A Child Of Our Time, Britten Spring Symphony, Vaughn-Williams Sea Symphony, Janacek Glagolitic Mass and Beethoven Mass in C at the Barbican Hall, London, Mahler 8th Symphony at the Royal Festival Hall and Ely Cathedral, Will Todd’s The Burning Road at The Sage, Gateshead, and is a regular guest soloist with the BBC Concert Orchestra for Friday Night is Music Night (BBC Radio 2). Further concert repertoire includes Beethoven 9th Symphony, Mahler 4th Symphony, Strauss Four Last Songs, Bruckner and Dvorak Te Deum, Britten War Requiem, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Handel’s Messiah and Samson, Mendelssohn Elijah, Mozart Requiem and Exultate Jubilate, and Brahms German Requiem.
In the 2015/16 season Naomi returns to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden to understudy the roles of Madam Larina Eugene Onegin, and La Ciesca Gianni Schicchi, and returns to Welsh National Opera to cover Bard of Germania/Alice the Barmaid/The Queen of the Woods in the world premiere of Ian Bell’s In Parenthesis. On the concert platform she sings the soprano solo in Mahler’s 8th Symphony with Bournemouth Symphony Chorus at The Lighthouse, Poole, and Ely Catherdral, Verdi Requiem at the Royal Festival Hall, and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony at Saint David’s Hall, Cardiff, with the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama under the baton of Carlo Rizzi.