British soprano Callie Gaston completed her Master’s degree at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2015, having received a First Class Honours degree in Music and Drama at Royal Holloway, University of London. She is the proud recipient of the Opera Prelude Song Prize and winner of the Una Clarke Young Artist Award.
In Autumn 2017, Callie undertook a European tour with Musical Rumpus, Spitalfields Music’s award-winning series of interactive operas for young children. Taking the role of Mica in an original production entitled Fogonogo, Callie performed with Musical Rumpus at the Philharmonie Luxembourg, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and the GrowOp! Festival in Denmark, as well as at educational centres across London.
Callie is a principal artist with Opera Holloway, most recently performing Giulietta in I Capuleti e I Montecchi on a 9-date tour of the UK, including The Courtyard Theatre in East London. Other highlights of the 18/19 season include the role of Oskar in Un Ballo in Maschera with Guildford Opera.
Recent opera credits include Adina in L’elisir d’amore, La Suora Infermiera in Suor Angelica, Fiordiligi in Cosí Fan Tutte, Norina in Don Pasquale, Giulia in La Scala di Seta, Euridice in Orpheé et Euridice, Rita in Rita, Nora in Riders to the Sea, Chiteria in Don Chisciotte, Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, Lucy in The Telephone and Gretel in Hansel and Gretel. Scenes include Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, Belinda in Dido and Aeneas, Virtu in L’incoronazione di Poppea and Ilia in Idomeneo.
In 2014, Callie starred in Triptych, an experimental, multi-media opera from London-based arts company Opera Erratica, nominated Critics’ Choice in The Times.
As a recitalist, Callie has given recent performances at London venues including 22 Mansfield Street, Pushkin House and Leighton House. Passionate about musical education, she gives regular performance lectures for Opera Prelude in Henley-on-Thames and at London’s Cadogan Hall.