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Paula Sides

Paula was awarded the Tagor Gold Medal from the Royal College of Music and won the Karaviotis Prize in the Les Azureal International Competition. She recently performed Poulenc’s La Voix Humaine for English Touring Opera’s socially distanced Autumn 2020 season. She has performed on stages and concert platforms across the UK, the United States, and Europe. Paula was born in Tennessee and has since made the UK her home. She recently wrote a libretto for a children’s opera which was premiered for English Touring Opera in Spring 2021. She is also a passionate singing teacher who has experience working in the NHS Voice Clinic.

Operatic engagements include: Cunegonde Candide (Scottish Opera),Tsaritsa of Shemakha Golden Cockerel, Mimi La Bohème, Elettra Idomeneo with English Touring Opera. Recent roles include Donna Anna Don Giovanni (Longborough Festival Opera); Giulietta Un Giorno di Regno, title role Thais (Chelsea Opera Group); Cunegonde Candide Iford Arts. As a concert soloist: Mahler 8th Symphony (Opera North Symphony Orchestra); Mahler 2nd Symphony, Strauss Four Last Songs, Rossini Stabat Mater, Mozart’s Requiem, Beethoven Missa Solemnis and Mass in C, Dvořák Te Deum, Britten War Requiem (Southampton Philharmonic and London Mozart Players).