French mezzo-soprano Margo Arsane sang Sesto Giulio Cesare for English Touring Opera in 2023. She was a 2020-21 Emerging Artist at Scottish Opera and a Young Artist at Opéra National de Lyon. In the 2021-22 season she returned as Dorabella Così fan tutte for Scottish Opera and made her house and role debut as L’Enfant in Ravel’s L’Enfant et les Sortilèges at Landestheater Coburg, Germany. Recently she sang the title-role in the world premiere of Raising Icarus by Michael Zev Gordon at the Barber Institute, Birmingham, and Smeraldine and Linette L’amour des trois oranges at Opéra National de Lorraine.

In 2023 Ann Taylor sang the mezzo solo in Opera North/Phoenix Dance Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of Mozart’s Requiem and Teresa La Sonnambula for Buxton International Festival. Last year she sang Suzuki Madama Butterfly at The Bridgewater Hall with the Hallé Orchestra, conducted by Sir Mark Elder, and in 2021 performed the Gamekeeper’s wife/Owl in The Cunning Little Vixen for Opera Holland Park.