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Josephine is a British Soprano whose recent operatic performances were described by The Stage as ‘a revelation’. She graduated in 2018 from the Royal College of Music International Opera School and studieswith Dinah Harris. 

Josephine has worked with many renowned opera companies most recently performing the role of Berta in Garsington Opera’s Il barbiere di Siviglia where she impressed ‘seizing her single aria by the throat’ (The Times).

Josephine’s other successes include winning second prize in the Kathleen Ferrier competition, winning the Christine Collins award for outstanding contribution to Garsington Opera, the Worshipful Company of Musician's Silver Medal for outstanding achievement and service to the RCM, second prize in the RCM Schumann Competition, a Help Musicians UK Licette Award and first prize in the RCM Lieder competition.

She is regularly in demand as a soloist at many prestigious venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall and Cadogan Hall. She was a participant in the Georg Solti Accademia di Bel Canto and worked there with Barbara Frittoli, Jonathan Papp, Massimo Giordano and Richard Bonynge.


She has taken part in a number of masterclasses with eminent performers including Sarah Connolly, Toby Spence, Felicity Lott, Wolfgang Holzmair and also with Ian Partridge as part of the Oxford Lieder Festival where she was covering a recital of Schubert Lieder.

Operatic roles include: Berta (Il barbiere di Siviglia Garsington Opera); Mrs Waters (The Boatswain’s Mate Grimeborn Festival); Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni Oxford Sinfonia); Tatyana (Eugene Onegin Garsington Opera cover); Mařenka (Prodaná Nevěsta Garsington Opera cover); Angel (Seven Angels OperArt, V&A) Ella (In the Locked Room RCMIOS); Helena (A Midsummer Night's Dream RCMIOS); Forester's Wife/Owl (The Cunning Little Vixen RCMIOS); Adolfo (Faramondo London Handel Festival); Sandrina (La finta giardiniera RCMIOS); Governess (Turn of the Screw Rye Arts Festival); Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus RCMIOS) and Cathleen (Riders to the Sea British Youth Opera).

Josephine is hugely grateful to all those who have supported her during her career and her studies including: the Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation; the ABRSM; the Vivien and Peter Beckwith fund; the Josephine Baker Trust; the Soiree d'Or commitee; Douglas & Hilda Simmonds and Help Musicians UK.


Josephine Goddard
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