"Mother Marie lacks nothing in ramrod command from Chloë Latchmore’s incisive, intensely sympathetic performance"
Peter Reed, Classicalsource
"Chloe Latchmore's volatile Carmen was powerfully sung."
Rebecca Franks, The Times
Chloë Latchmore is a mezzo soprano who trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama on their international opera course, where she studied with Yvonne Kenny and Janice Chapman, graduating with a distinction in 2018. 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.
2021 was to see her debut the role of Fran in an exciting new adaptation of Pandora's Box, for the acclaimed contemporary opera company, The Opera Story. She was also scheduled to be appearing at Glyndebourne Festival, performing the role of Mezzo Soprano soloist in David McVicar's production of Die Entführung aus dem Serail and covering the role of Soeur Mathilde in Dialogues des Carmelites. Sadly these fell victim to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Previous to this, she played the title role for Pop-up Opera's production of 'La tragedie de Carmen'.
She has also 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'.
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 and last year was invited to give a solo recital at the Northern Aldborough Festival.
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'.