Naomi Scott de Moncloa

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Soprano, Creative Director

Australian born soprano Naomi possesses a warm and expressive lyric voice. A lustrous timbre and an immaculate legato line, together with an unusual combination of dark and bright vocal colours and an agile coloratura lend her voice to the bel canto repertoire.

Naomi is also an accomplished singer of the French vocal repertoire, Mozartian roles and the lighter Puccini heroines and has a particular affinity for the works of the Russian and Czech composers.

Naomi has performed on stage, in concert and in competition in the UK, Germany, Austria, Italy and Australia and has been broadcast live on BBC Radio. She also co-directed for several years a small opera company, Lyrebird Opera, providing performance opportunities and training for talented young singers.

At present, Naomi performs regularly in concert and competition, teaches from her studio in West London and is husband to Tenor Miguel Moncloa and mother to Amelia Rose.

Training

Naomi began her vocal training under the contralto Claire Keoghan at the University of New England in Australia, graduating with a Bachelor of Music.

She continued her studies in London with the baritone and esteemed voice teacher, Raymond Connell, and has coached with, amongst others, Phillip Langridge, Victor Morris, Linnhe Robertson and Rita Loving.

She is currently training with the renowned Australian tenor, Anthony Roden and coaching with pianist and repetiteur, Steven Maughan.

Career Highlights

Naomi made her debut in 2004 in the role of Giannetta (and understudying the role of Adina) in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore. Other roles include Adina (L’elisir d’amore), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), Despina (Cosí fan tutte), Marzelline (Fidelio), Mercedes (Carmen), and Violetta (La Traviata).

Musical roles include Luisa (The Fantasticks), Eliza Doolittle (My Fair Lady) and Giannetta (The Gondoliers).

Naomi has also featured as principal soprano on a recording of scenes from La Traviata and Lakme for Randazzo Opera (2008) and in the role of Miss Aki (Big Bangs Little People) for Directions Musical Company (1999).

Competing in the semi-final rounds of the Herald Sun Aria (Australia) and the Hans Gabor Belvedere International Singing Competition (Austria) are achievements of particular note.  In addition, she has held first place in several Australian singing competitions and was the recipient of the Hunter Opera Scholarship in 2002.

Recordings

Naomi has recorded two albums – a self-titled solo album of songs and arias and Duet, in collaboration with Miguel Moncloa, an album of arias and duets from the opera and musical theatre repertoires. Both were released in 2004.

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