"...a fine soprano with a suitably sweet and cheeky persona."
MUSIC OMH, November 2015
Fast becoming acknowledged as being among the “future generation of superb sopranos,” Keri Fuge’s voice has been described as having “splendid clarity” and “silvery fire” that “sparkles in glittering numbers.” Her strong stage presence and ability to create “spellbinding pathos” has won her acclaim in the Baroque and mainstream concert and opera repertoire both internationally and in the UK.
Recent and future engagements include Philidell / A Nymph / Honour in King Arthur and Créuse / Médée both for the Grand Théâtre de Genève, Sophie / Werther, Zerlina / Don Giovanni, Noemie / Cendrillon, Morgana / Alcina all for the Stadttheater Klagenfurt, covering Pamina / Die Zauberflöte for Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Faure Requiem Royal Festival Hall, Bach Cantatas and Beethoven Symphony no 9 with the Gulbenkian Choir and Orchestra, Vivaldi Gloria with the Royal Northern Sinfonia, Messiah with La Nuova Musica at St John's Smith Square and The Cleveland Philharmonic, Elijah with CBSO in Birmingham and Monte Carlo, and a concert tour with Academy of Ancient Music, Tim Mead and Christian Curnyn featuring music from the early 18th century.
Operatic engagements have included Cupid / Rossi’s Orfeo Royal Opera House, Covent Garden at the Globe Theatre, Poppea / Agrippina Brisbane Baroque in Australia, Flavia / Lucio Silla International Händel-Festspiele Göttingen, Amore / Orfeo ed Euridice Bregenz Landestheater, Atalanta / Xerxes Early Opera Company, Aquilio / Pergolesi’s Adriano in Siria Slowacki Theater, Kraków, Aline / The Sorcerer Buxton Opera House. She has covered the roles of Despina / Cosi fan tutte and Dona Isabel / Indian Queen for English National Opera, Gretel / Hansel and Gretel and has sung Barbarina / Le Nozze di Figaro all for the Glyndebourne Tour as well as covering Barbarina and Chocholka / The Cunning Little Vixen for the Glyndebourne Festival.
Recent concert engagements include Mendelssohn’s Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night’s Dream City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (recording with Chandos and Mo. Edward Gardner), St. Matthew Passion and Mahler Symphony No. 8 Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Mozart Requiem and Handel's Messiah at the Royal Festival Hall, Bath Minerva Choir and Southern Sinfonia, Carols by Candlelight Royal Albert Hall and Symphony Hall in Birmingham, Queen and First Lady in Handel’s Solomon for the London Mozart Players, Judas Maccabeus Llandeilo Festival of Music, Exsultate Jubilate and Let the Bright Seraphim on tour in the UK and Europe with venues including Kultur und Kongresszentrum, Lucerne and National Concert Hall, Dublin, Rutter's Mass of the Children The Royal Chelsea Hospital, Handel’s Messiah Polski Chór Kameralny in Gdansk and Leeds Philharmonic Society, Jenkin’s The Armed Man/Elgar’s Spirit of England at Lincoln Cathedral, Handel’s Armida Abbandonata London Handel Festival Orchestra.
A keen recitalist Keri has performed at various venues including the Wigmore Hall and The Forge in Camden with the Berlioz Society.
Keri studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama from 2008-2010 where she received a Mmus in Vocal Studies and Performance with Marilyn Rees..She is an alumni of The National Opera Studio 2012-2013 sponsored by The Glyndebourne New Generation Programme. All areas of her study are supported by The Tillett Trust, The Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation, The Mario Lanza Trust and The Stapley Trust.
Keri is a recent Semi-Finalist in the Kathleen Ferrier Competition 2013, a Britten-Pears Young Artist Scholar 2011, winner of Michael Oliver Prize in The London Handel Competition 2011, winner of Dame Anne Evans’ Most Promising Singer in 2009 and winner of Hampshire Singer of the Year 2008.