Amy Holyland

Amy Holyland

Key Facts


Originally from South Cumbria, Amy is a current ENO Harewood Artist having recently completed her studies on the Guildhall School of Music and Drama’s prestigious opera course, studying with John Evans.  Amy spent the majority of 2022 working with the Glyndebourne Festival and Tour, performing the roles of A Woman in Poulenc’s Les Mamelles de Tirésias and the mezzo solo in Mozart’s Requiem, covering the roles of Bradamante in Handel’s Alcina and Cherubino in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro and performing in the chorus for La Boheme, Don Pasquale, The Wreckers & Les Mamelles de Tirésias. She was thrilled to be the recipient of Glyndebourne’s prestigious John Christie Award 2022.

She looks forward to the remainder of the 2023 season with ENO, performing the role of Daughter 5 in Glass’s Akhnaten and covering Wellgunde in Wagner’s The Rheingold and Brigitta in Korngold’s The Dead City.

Previous operatic highlights at the Guildhall School include, Veronique in Le Docteur Miracle, Armelinde in Viardot’s Cendrillon, Donna in Weir’s Miss Fortune, Pompea in The Little Green Swallow and Lucretia in The Rape of Lucretia, Angelina in La Cenerentola, Idamante in Idomeneo, Carmen in Carmen, Leonora in La Favorita and Amore in L’incoronazione di Poppea in scenes. She also performed the role of Hansel in British Youth Opera’s production of Hansel & Gretel at Opera Holland Park, in collaboration with Silent Opera. Whilst completing her postgraduate study at the Royal Academy of Music Amy performed the role of Dritte Dame in Die Zauberflöte with Royal Academy Opera.

Amy has performed on oratorio and concert platforms around the country. The varied repertoire includes Elgar’s The Music Makers, Handel’s Messiah, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Mozart’s Requiem, Durufle’s Requiem, Bach’s B minor mass and Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle. During her postgraduate study at the Royal Academy of Music she performed regularly as a member of the Song Circle and as a soloist within the “Bach the European” concert series with conductors John Butt & Masaaki Suzuki.

Prior to moving to London to pursue her operatic studies, Amy was a Head of Music in North Yorkshire and remains passionate about teaching and inspiring young musicians.


Page Updated: Jul 2023

Musicians’ Company Award: John Christie Award 2022

Photo Credit: Ben Reason