Born in Lyon, French mezzo-soprano Margo Arsane was a 2020-21 Emerging Artist at Scottish Opera and a Young Artist at Opéra National de Lyon. In the 2021-22 season, and following a filmed production, 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. Future role engagements include Smeraldine and Linette L’amour des trois oranges at Opéra National de Lorraine, and the title-role in the world premiere of Raising Icarus by Michael Zev Gordon at the Barber Institute Birmingham.

Originally from South Devon, Amy J Payne studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and and has worked with companies across the UK including; Opera North, Scottish Opera, English Touring Opera, Garsington Opera, Mid Wales Opera, Buxton Festival, Iford Arts, D’Oyly Carte Opera Company and The National G&S Opera Company. Amy is currently covering the title role in a new production of Carmen for Opera North and is delighted to be returning to English Touring Opera in 2022 to sing Amelfa in The Golden Cockerel.

Mezzo-soprano Ann Taylor studied at the Royal Northern College of Music, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio. She has sung leading mezzo-soprano roles for Opera North, Welsh National Opera, Scottish Opera, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, English Touring Opera, La Monnaie, Opera Zuid, the Bavarian State Opera, Angers-Nantes Opera and the New Zealand Festival. In 2022 she will sing Suzuki Madama Butterfly at The Bridgewater Hall with the Hallé Orchestra, conducted by Sir Mark Elder.