Jessica Lawrence-Hares is an American mezzo-soprano living in Cambridge (UK). She has experience in opera, oratorio and recital. She is also available for lessons, weddings, funerals and other events.
American mezzo-soprano Jessica Lawrence-Hares received her BM magna cum laude and her MM in voice performance from Boston University. Operatic roles include Mercedes (Carmen) and Nicklaus (Hoffmans Erzählungen) with the Komische Kammeroper München, and Lady with a Hat Box (Postcard from Morocco) and the Sea (Before Night Falls) with the Boston University Opera Institute. Concert highlights include Aaron Copland's In the Beginning and the Mozart Requiem in the Boston area and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in Tuscany.
Recent engagements include premieres of three new works: Are Women People? (Mother) in 2014, Porcelain and Pink (Lois) and Strange Ghost (Ka Cox), both in 2015. In 2017, she performed Sea Pictures with the Cambridge Sinfonietta and The Music Makers with Choir 2000. She gives frequent recitals in Cambridge. She studies with Ian Partridge in London.
I teach voices of all levels in the Cambridge area and have a firm belief that anyone can sing. I teach classical vocal technique; my philosophy is based on the principles of breath, alignment and awareness. I aim to create a positive and supportive environment in which students are encouraged to achieve their full potential. I can help choose repertoire appropriate to skill level and technical needs for study or audition. I am also available for private exam tuition (GCSE, A-Level, ABRSM and Trinity Guildhall).
In addition to my extensive teaching experience, I have spent two summers on the vocal faculty of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute giving singing lessons, teaching diction classes and directing opera scenes.
I teach in my home, and I can also travel to your home or college to work with you.
Jessica Lawrence-Hares, mezzo-soprano and Patrick Hemmerlé, piano
Peter Erskine, sound engineer