Lisa Coates

 

Attended Hymers College:

1990s

What makes this nominee inspiring?

Lisa is a mezzo soprano who covers a wide range of repertoire including, medieval, Baroque, 20th Century Art Song, Lieder, contemporary classical, Opera and contemporary popular genres, frequently collaborating with composers on new works. She was a finalist in the 2013 Llangollen International Eisteddfod, and a former choral scholar at the Old Royal Naval College Chapel Choir and Artist-in-Residence for Heritage Singing Events company Timeline Songs.

Currently, Lisa is the Artistic Director of Leaky Boat Productions which is a company that aims to produce rarely performed chamber works and popular operas with an innovative twist and semi-staged recital programmes.