Chloë Latchmore is a mezzo soprano who has just graduated from the opera course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she trained with Yvonne Kenny and Janice Chapman. Here she was kindly fully sponsored by the Fishmongers Company and the Guildhall School Trust. She also won generous scholarship from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, Help Musicians UK, the Kathleen Trust and the Mario Lanza Educational Foundation. She is winner of the Eunice Pettigrew prize for singing.
This year she made her debut in the role of Carmen for Pop-up Opera's production of 'La tragedie de Carmen'. This followed on from her first season at Glyndebourne Festival opera where she was a member of the chorus in several of their operas, including their celebrated production of Handel's Saul. She will return to work with them again in the Summer of 2019.
While at Guildhall, Chloe performed the role of Mere Marie for the Guildhall School's production of Poulenc's 'Dialogues des Carmélites', for which she received critical acclaim. Previous roles here also include Mother in GSMD's production of Menotti's 'The Consul' and Nella in a production of 'Gianni Schicci' with the LSSO in the Barbican Hall. While studying at the Royal Northern College of Music she also performed the role of Hippolyta in Britten's 'Midsummer Night's Dream'.
During her time on the GSMD opera course she performed roles including Concepción (L'heure Espagnole), Béatrice (Béatrice et Bénédict), Nerone (L'incoronazione di Poppea), Sesto (La Clemenza di Titio), Kate Julian (Owen Wingrave), Carmen, Lucretia (Rape of Lucretia) and Octavian (Der Rosenkavalier) in operatic excerpts. She has covered the role of Marta in the opera school's production of Tchaikovsky's 'Iolanta' and the combined roles of Rosina/Mandrake/Signorina Fruili in the world premiere of Julian Phillips' 'The Tale of Januarie'.
Chloë is passionate about song repertoire and has performed in both the Barbican Hall and the Wigmore Hall. These performances included a recital of Sibelius song as part of the pre-LSO concert series and a world premiere of Jack Sheen's I Klaleidoscope. She also performed Berio's Folksongs, conducted by Elim Chan as part of another Pre-LSO concert. In 2019 she will give a recital with her duo partner Daria Bitsiuk at the Northern Aldborough Festival.
She was selected to attend a Master-course with Anne Sophie von Otter on the Interpretation of Song as part of the Schymberg masterclass series in Sweden. She has also performed in song masterclasses with Sarah Connolly, Julius Drake and Ian Burnside.
Chloë has appeared as a soloist for several choral and oratorio works including Angel in Elgar’s 'Dream of Gerontius' (LSO St Luke’s), Bach's 'St John Passion' (York Musical Society, York Minster), Mozart's 'Requiem' and Haydn's 'Mass in time of war' (North Yorkshire Chorus), Rossini’s 'Stabat Mater', Schubert’s 'Mass in B flat', Beethoven’s 'Symphony No. 9' (Ely Choral Society, Ely Cathedral) and Handel’s 'Messiah' (Harrogate Choral Society, Leicester Philharmonic; Rotherham Choral Society). She appeared at the Zenarruza Sacred Music Festival in Spain performing as the alto soloist in Michael Haydn’s 'Requiem in C Minor' and Vivaldi’s 'Gloria'.