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Olivia Carrell is a young lyric soprano from Hertfordshire,  now based in Islington, London. She is currently under the tutelage of Marie McLaughlin. She graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music with 1st Class BA and a Master's in Music with Distinction. 

Olivia has enjoyed an exciting year singing internationally. Firstly, she worked alongside Barie Kosky and Emmanual Haïm covering the role of Iris and joining the chorus for Opéra de Lille’s production of Semele. Then, she was accepted to sing at the Dutch National Opera & Ballet premiering an operatic depiction of Orwell’s Animal Farm by Alexander Raskatov which was conducted by Bassam Akiki and directed by Damiano Michieletto. She later joined Haïm's La Concert D'Astree for their tour of Purcell's The Indian Queen. She will rejoin the company in Paris 2025. 



Olivia spent the summer 2023 season with the Buxton Opera Festival where she performed her first Mozart role of Tamiri in his early work Il Re Pastore. The production was directed by Jack Furness and conducted by Adrian Kelly. Olivia recived glowing reviews for her portrayal of Tamiri. Bachtrack praised how "her silvery soprano fit the music like a glove". 

Summer 2024, Olivia is joining Clonter Opera's production of a jukebox Puccini opera named The Butterfly House. Olivia will play the lead role where she will be singing famous arias from characters such as Mimi, Turandot and Lauretta. 



Olivia has performed roles such as Blanche de la Force in Poulenc's Dialogue des Carmelites, Dew Fairy in Humperdink's Hansel and Gretel, Helena in Britten's, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Maria Bertram in Dove's Mansfield Park

She has worked closely with composers in discovering the fascinating world of contemporary classical music, which resulted in her premiering a one-woman operetta - Growth of the Silk which received glowing revues at London's Tete-a-Tete festival in August 2019. The performance was deemed "the highlight of the festival for me" by Tete-a-Tete's founder, Bill Bankes-Jones.


Olivia is a member of the Philharmonia Chorus Professional Scheme. She also reached the semi-final of The International Handel Competition in March 2024. 

When Olivia is not performing herself, she runs classes at the  Little London Music School in Notting Hill. Olivia also teaches singing one-to-one. 

Olivia is a keen portrait photographer and has a passion for theatre and art-house film.


A few reviews .. 

Northern Soul


The final words must go to Carrell as Blanche [...]. Their skills as singers and talent as actors was astounding

North West End


Olivia Carrell in the role of Blanche de la Force presented a lovable and powerful character, with stunning vocals

Bach Track

Her silvery soprano fit the music like a glove

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