Donna-Marie didn't even know she could sing let alone sing opera!
At the tender age of 25 she decided on a whim to have singing lessons and within 6 months she landed her first principal role in an opera.
Since then, she has performed in operas and opera galas as a solo artist and with various companies and societies throughout England and Europe.
Roles performed include Susannah (The Marriage Of Figaro), Witch/Lady In Waiting (Macbeth), Casilda (The Gondoliers), Melissa (Princess Ida) , Countess Ceprano (Rigoletto), Gianetta (The Elixir Of Love), Mabel (Pirates Of Penzance), Aline & Costance (The Sorcerer) and Belinda (Dido & Aeneas).
Over the last few years Donna-Marie has performed at many exciting venues and events including: The Bahrain Grand Prix, The American Express Community Stadium Brighton, International Marbella Film Festival, Le Manoir Aux Qautre Saisons-Oxford, Marriott Hotel Group, The Goring Hotel-London, Ocean Village Festival Gibraltar, International Gibraltar Boat Show, Duquesa Castle Spain, El Monasterio De San Martin Spain, West Ham FC, Brighton & Hove Albion FC, the RNLI Proms, Torquay United FC, Exeter Chiefs RC, Torre Abbey, Powderham Castle and In 2010 Donna-Marie was shortlisted for the "BBC Radio 2 Dame Kiri Opera Prize".
In April and May 2013 and August 2015 Donna-Marie performed to over 30,000 football fans at the Amex Stadium, Brighton for Brighton & Hove Albion.
Throughout 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 - Donna-Marie performed as a solo classical artist for Thomson Holidays 5* Sensatori Resorts in Tenerife, Crete and Egypt.
Since 2015 Donna-Marie has enjoyed a busy performing life a little bit closer to home and regularly performs in Concerts, Events and Oratorio in the South West.
Donna-Marie also run a very busy private singing and piano teaching practice from her music studio in Torquay and is Chamber Choir Director and Peripatetic Singing Teacher at the Maynard Independent Girls School in Exeter and has recently started studying the cello. She is also currently studying for a Trinity AMus and LTCL (Singing Performing) and attends regular Conferences, Singing Workshops and courses run by AOTOS - The Association Of The Teachers Of Singing (of which she is a member) and Piano Teaching Workshops run by Helen Deakin - a National and International ABRSM Examiner and Diploma Examiner.
DipABRSM (Vocal Teaching) 2018
ABRSM Grade 8 Theory 2017
ABRSM Grade 8 Singing 2013
ABRSM Grade 8 Piano 2013
Training Courses/Conferences Attended
Safeguarding Young People Level 2 - January 2019
AOTOS (Association Of The Teachers Of Singing) Autumn Conference October 2018 - Preparing students for Classical and Musical Theatre Conservatoire/College Auditions
AOTOS Summer Conference July 2018 - Key note speakers included Dr Ron Morris and Janice Chapman
Advanced Vocal Anatomy For Professionals (Vocal Process) October 2017
AOTOS Advanced Professional Development For Singing Teachers July 2016
Various Piano Teachers Seminars between 2013 and 2018 run by ABRSM International Examiner and Diploma Examiner Helen Deakin.
Donna-Marie is also pleased to announce a new singing partnership with Tenor Matthew Wilding. "Belle Voci" - a classical duo who can perform all your favourite opera, musical theatre and crossover duets for any event or occasion. For more information visit www.bellevociduo.co.uk