A versatile singing actress, mezzo-soprano Amy J Payne studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she won the prestigious English Song Prize. For Opera North she sang Olga Olsen Street Scene and Cornelia Giulio Cesare following previous appearances as Third Lady The Magic Flute and Tisbe La Cenerentola for the Company. In 2020 Amy appeared as Prince Charming/Stepmother in Opera North’s Whistle Stop Opera: Cinderella film and performed Cocteau’s monologue Duet For One Voice (Reflections on La Voix Humaine) as part of Connecting Voices in collaboration with Leeds Playhouse. In 2021 she will sing the role of Petra in A Little Night Music for Opera North/Leeds Playhouse.