Bob Jones' pioneering podcast series dedicates time to the artists and organisations that make the classical world turn - this week he talks to Natasha Marsh.
Acclaimed Welsh operatic soprano Natasha Marsh has been surrounded by music since her childhood; her father is a pianist and Director of Music at the European School and her mother is a busy vocal coach and her two brothers play bass and drums.
Life and Music
- Natasha was born in Brecon, Wales and her family moved to Devon when she was one.
- Natasha attended the European School, where she learned Italian, French and German, a useful grounding for opera. She went on to study Music and Drama at Birmingham University, and then won a scholarship to the Royal College of Music. It was at this point that Natasha fell in love with opera.
- Natasha made her critically acclaimed professional debut with Grange Park Opera, singing Jacqueline in 'Fortunio' by André Messager. She returned to sing the roles of the Governess in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw and Donna Elvira in Mozart's Don Giovanni.
- Natasha’s debut album, Amour, reached the top of the classical charts within the first week of its release and earned a nomination in the Classical Brits 2008.
- Natasha’s second release, a self-titled album, was released in 2008 and includes the arias Ombra Mai Fu, O Mio Babbino Caro and Brindisi.
Did you know?
ITV Sport selected Natasha as the voice of Euro 2008. Her recording of the Queen of the Night aria from Mozart’s The Magic Flute was played at the start and end of each broadcast.
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