Rosanna Cooper is a Mezzo-Soprano currently studying under Rosa Mannion at the Royal College of Music. She is the HSH Dr Prince Donatus Von Hohenzollern Scholar and is also generously supported by a Helen Marjorie Tonks Award and the Josephine Baker Trust. Rosanna has recently made her British Youth Opera debut singing the role of Kate from Britten’s ‘Owen Wingrave’ in the BYO cover showing.
In 2016 Rosanna made her debut with Euphonia Opera singing the role of ‘Flora’ in Verdi’s ‘La Traviata’. In 2015 she performed in the chorus of the Royal College of Music International Opera School’s production of ‘Die Fledermaus’. Rosanna has also performed the role of ‘Messaggiera’ in an undergraduate production of Monteverdi’s ‘Orfeo’ at The Royal College of Music. This year, Rosanna has given recitals in the British Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the Italian Embassy and the European Commission. In 2015 she was chosen to give the third ever performance of Andre Tchaikowsky’s ‘Shakespeare Sonnets’ for the 80th anniversary of Andre’s birth. As a result of this, she was asked to perform the whole cycle again in July 2016 and March 2017 at the Polish Club, South Kensington.
She has been selected to perform in masterclasses with the renowned Tenor, David Rendall, Dame Gwyneth Jones and Baritone, Roderick Williams. In 2015, Rosanna sang at the London Festival of Baroque Music in a masterclass with the acclaimed conductor and organist, Masaaki Suziki. Rosanna was also invited to sing at the launch of the ‘Singing a Song in a Foreign Land’ online resource about musicians who emigrated from Nazi Europe in the 1930’s and 40’s. Throughout her time at the Royal College of Music, Rosanna has sung as both a member and soloist with both the College’s esteemed Chamber Choir and Chorus and has performed in many prestigious Venues. As well as being the soloist for the RCM’s christmas E-Card, she has been selected to perform for the Royal College of Music’s annual fundraising event ‘Soiree D’Or’ at the V&A Museum and in her first year at the College, Rosanna was chosen to perform Debussy’s ‘Nocturnes’ with the Royal College of Music’s Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, a work that she has also sung with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales under the baton of Thierry Fischer. She regularly sings in the Bach Cantatas project with the Royal College of Music’s Baroque Orchestra and this year Rosanna was the Alto soloist performing ‘Quoniam tu solus’ from Bach’s ‘Missa Brevis in A Major BWV 234.
Rosanna is in high demand as an Oratorio soloist and recitalist and sings regularly in London and her home town of Sheffield as well as giving concerts at the Lincoln Minster Catherdral where she was a student.
From 2011-2012 Rosanna studied at the Academia Europea di Firenze with Susanna Rigacci where she performed regularly as a soloist at the Teatro Comunale and the Basilica di Spirito. Rosanna was a member of the Royal College of Music Junior Department under Veronica Veysey Campbell where she was awarded the Vocal prize upon leaving. In 2010 Rosanna won the AESS Catherine Lambert Junior Recital Prize. She was awarded full music scholarships to Lincoln Minster School, Worksop College and Ranby House School where she performed regularly as a soloist in the Cathedrals of Lincoln and York. Rosanna was a member of Cantamus Girls’ Choir where she sung as a soloist in some of the worlds most reputable venues and won two gold medals at the Choral Olympics in Beijing.