Natalie studied at the Royal Academy of Music, RSAMD Opera School and ENO Opera Works and currently receives coaching with Lillian Watson and Andrew Watts. She won the Norma Grieg French Song Competition is a Dewar Arts Awards winner and a Britten-Pears Young Artist.
Operatic engagements include Gretel HÄNSEL UND GRETEL for Welsh National Opera, The Plaintiff TRIAL BY JURY for English National Opera, Russian Mother and Newspaper Seller DEATH IN VENICE and Hen, covering Vixen for Garsington Opera, Musetta LA BOHEME for HeadFirst Opera Productions, Papagena DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE for Diva Opera (and cover Pamina), Opera Project and Opera Minima, Second Woman in Purcell’s DIDO AND AENEAS in Aldeburgh with Christian Curnyn as part of the Britten Centenary celebrations and Vixen in Janacek’s THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN for Scottish Opera in collaboration with RSAMD. Other roles for RSAMD included Susanna LE NOZZE DI FIGARO and Gretel in Humperdinck’s HÄNSEL UND GRETEL. She has also covered Zenna Briggs in Michel Van der Aa’s SUNKEN GARDEN, Papagena DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE, Zerlina DON GIOVANNI, Marzeline FIDELIO and Karolka JENUFA, Yum Yum THE MIKADO all for English National Opera and Jemmy GUILLAUME TELL for Welsh National Opera.
On the concert platform Natalie has sung at the Royal Albert Hall for the BBC Proms, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (PEER GYNT SUITE), the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (Bartok’s VILLAGE SCENES) and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra (DIDO AND AENEAS) under Nicholas McGegan. Natalie has been a Britten-Pears Young Artist since 2007 and appeared as soloist in the Snape Maltings Concert Hall in Bach’s ST MATTHEW PASSION with Masaaki Suzuki and in recital (Britten’s ON THIS ISLAND) with Sir Thomas Allen. She sang in Samuel Barber’s KNOXVILLE SUMMER OF 1915 with Perth Symphony Orchestra in November 2010, Haydn’s THE SEASONS and a recital of Vaughan-Williams songs with the Scottish Opera Edington Ensemble. Natalie has enjoyed masterclasses with Lisa Milne, Felicity Lott, Ann Murray and Barbara Bonney. She performs regularly for and continues to support Music in Hospitals. Thanks go to Independent Opera, Dewar Arts Awards, the Kathleen Trust, the Karaviotis family and Bob Boas.
In 2018/19 season she works with Welsh National Opera, Berwick Opera and the National Gilbert and Sullivan Society. Roles include her first Mabel THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, Angelina TRIAL BY JURY, Aline THE SORCERER, title role in Donizetti’s RITA and cover Zerlina DON GIOVANNI and Pamina DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE