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Australian mezzo soprano Lotte Betts-Dean completed a Masters at the Royal Academy of Music studying under Catherine Benson and Audrey Hyland in 2016. Her performance experience encompasses opera, oratorio, contemporary music, art song recital/chamber music, early music and non-classical collaborations. Prior to relocating to London, she received her BMus in 2012 from the Conservatorium of Music at Melbourne University, completed a Fellowship at the Australian National Academy of Music in 2014, and sang several principal roles in predominantly contemporary operas with state company Victorian Opera. She has studied in Milan (Accademia Teatro alla Scala), privately in New York, and at the 2016 Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt with Donatienne Michel-Dansac and the Vocalsolisten Stuttgart. Concert highlights with RAM included various chamber music events, performances at the Aldeburgh Festival, Oxford Lieder Festival and a solo recital at Bristol's Colston Hall, as well as a masterclass with Sir Thomas Allen. Other recent highlights include performances at Wigmore Hall, Buxton Festival, St John's Smith Square, Cheltenham Festival, Llandeilo Festival, Norfolk Festival, Handel House Museum, Australia House, St James' Palace and Dartington Festival. She is also a member of new music ensemble x.y. 
In 2017 she was a semi finalist in the Das Lied International Song Competition and was selected to compete in the 2017 Wigmore Hall Song Competition. 

Upcoming engagements include tours with Australian Chamber Orchestra/Choir of London and The 7 Sopranos and performances at several festivals in Australia including the 2017 Port Fairy Spring Music Festival and the 2018 Mildura Arts Festival. For details, see Schedule.

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ADAMS                        Nixon In China (Nancy T'ng)

BACH                           Weihnachtsoratorium




                                    Mass in G BWV 236

                                    Cantata BWV 85 Ich bin ein guter Hirt

                                    Cantata BWV 165 O Heilges Geist und Wasserbad

BEETHOVEN                Symphony No 9

BRITTEN                      A Midsummer Night's Dream (Hermia)

CHARPENTIER             Messe de Minuit

DE FALLA                     El retablo de Maese Pedro (El Trujaman- The Boy Narrator)

                                   El Sombrero De Tres Picos 

                                   El Amor Brujo

ELGAR                        The Music Makers

                                  Sea Pictures

FAURE                        Tantum Ergo

HANDEL                    Messiah

HAYDN                     Harmoniemesse 

                                 Stabat Mater 


MAHLER                    Kindertotenlieder

MENDELSSOHN       Elijah

MILLS                       The Magic Pudding (Premiere- Benjamin) 

MOZART                  Kroenungsmesse


                                Laudate Dominum

                                Le Nozze di Figaro (Cherubino)

RAMEAU                  Hippolyte et Aricie (Phedre)

ROGEON                La Danse de Jean Francois (premiere)

SAINT SAENS         Oratorio De Noel

SMETANIN             Mayakovsky (World Premiere- Elsa)

TCHAIKOVSKY        Eugene Onegin (Filipyevna, Olga)

VIVALDI                   Gloria


BACH                      Solo Cantata BWV 199 Mein Herze schwimmt in Blut

                                Solo Cantata BWV 84 Ich bin vergnuegt mit meinem Gluecke

                                Solo Cantata BWV 82 Ich habe genug

                                Motets Jesu meine freude, Komm Jesu Komm

BARBER                    Dover Beach for voice and quartet

BRITTEN                   Phaedra for voice and large ensemble

                                Songs from the Chinese for voice and guitar

                                Folksongs for voice and guitar

BRAHMS                  Ophelia Lieder for voice and quartet

BERIO                       Folksongs for voice and ensemble

BOULEZ                    Le marteau sans maitre for voice and six instruments

CALIX                        Looking for Cowslips for soprano, clarinet, viola, cello, piano, electronics

COPLAND                As it fell upon a day for voice, flute and clarinet

CRUMB                   Night of the Four Moons for voice, flute, e-cello, percussion, banjo

CHAUSSON            Chanson Perpetuelle for voice and quartet

ENO                        Music for Airports for vocal ensemble and instruments

GREENBAUM           Four Finalities for voice cor anglais and harp

HONEGGER            Paques a New York for voice and quartet

MARTIN                   Trois chants de Noel for voice flute and piano

REICH                      Drumming for percussion ensemble, 2 voices and piccolo

RESPIGHI                 Il tramonto for voice and string quartet

SCHUBERT               Auf dem Strom for voice horn and piano

SUTHERLAND           The Orange Tree for voice clarinet and piano

STANHOPE               Songs for the Shadowlands for voice & wind quintet (premiere)

STRAVINSKY              Pribaoutki for voice and ensemble

                                  A Soldier’s Tale for voice and ensemble

STRAUSS                   Alphorn for voice horn and piano

TURNAGE                 Twice through the heart for voice and ensemble (Aus premiere)


BARBER                       Selections from Hermit Songs

BARTOK                      Selections from Oet dal

BERG                          4 Lieder Op 2

                                   Sieben Fruehe Lieder                                   

BERLIOZ                     Les nuits d'ete

BENDIX                      4 Sange Op 3

BOULANGER, L           Pie Jesu

BRAHMS                     Various lieder including Opus 32

BRIDGE                       Love went a riding

BRITTEN                      Irish, French, British Folksongs

CANTELOUBE            Chants D’Auvergne

CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO Sonetti di Petrarca, L’infinito

DAVIES (TANSY)          Destroying Beauty, 

DEAN (BRETT)              Poems and Prayers

                                    Gertrude Fragments (world premiere)

DEBUSSY                     Trois Chansons de Bilitis

                                    Fetes Galantes

                                    Trois Chants de France

DVORAK                       Biblical Songs

FAURE                           Various melodie

GADE                            Various Danish songs

GRIEG                          Haugtussa

                                    Norge Op 54

                                    Romanser Op 15

HAHN                          Various melodie

HARVEY                        Ah Sunflower

IVES                             Various songs

JANACEK                     Selections from Moravska lidova poezie v pisnich

KOCH, von                   Exotiska Sanger

KORNGOLD                 Sonett fuer Wien op 41

                                     4 Lieder des Abschieds Op 14

LISZT                             Various lieder

MAHLER, A                    Selections from 5 Lieder

MEDTNER                     Various songs

MESSIAEN                   Selections from Poemes pour Mi

                                    Trois Melodies

                                    Harawi Songs of Love and Death

POULENC                    Selections from Fiancailles pour rire

PURCELL                        Various songs

RACHMANINOFF         Various songs

RAVEL                            Histoires Naturelles

                                     4 Melodies populaires grecques

RAUTAVAARA                Maailman Uneen 3 Songs

REGER                          Geistliches Lied

RESPIGHI                      Sei Liriche

SCHREKER                    5 Gesaenge fuer tiefe Stimme

SCHUBERT                    Various lieder

SCHUMANN                Frauenliebe Und Leben

SCHOENBERG             Selections from Das Buch der Haengenden Garten

                                     4 Lieder Op 2

SHOSTAKOVICH           Spanish Songs op 100

SIBELIUS                        5 sanger Op 37

TCHAIKOVSKY              Various Songs

WEBERN                        4 Lieder Op 12

WEILL                             Various songs

WEIR                              Songs from the Exotic

WOLF                             Various lieder including Spanisches Liederbuch

ZEMLINSKY                    Irmelin Rose und andere Gesaenge op 7