Abigail Sudbury completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Vocal and Opera Studies at the Royal Northern College of Music, prior to this, a Masters Degree in Voice, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Concert Singing from the University of London. She was also selected to take part in the inaugural year of English National Opera's Operaworks, working with fantastic directors and actors such as Toby Jones, Selena Kaye and Harriet Walters which inspired her to explore community and outreach work.
Whilst at the Royal Northern, Abigail was awarded the Eva Turner Award for Sopranos, and the Emmanuel prize for her performance of Handel's Gloria. Her professional career includes working for Opera Holland Park, English Touring Opera, London Symphony Orchestra, and the BBC Singers. She was a young artist for Mid Wales Opera and Clonter Opera.
In Oratorio, She has performed the Haydn St Nicholas Mass, Paukenmesse and Nelson Mass, Mozart's Requiem, Solemn Vespers, Handel's Messiah, Dixit Dominus, Dettingen Te Deum, Mendelsohn's Hymn of Praise, Vivaldi's Gloria, Magnigfcat, Bach's St John Passion, Faure's Requiem.
Operatic Roles include Gretel, The Governess, Susanna, Donna Anna, Zerlina, Donna Elvira, Vixen, Marzellina, Beatrice, Micaela, 1st Lady, Dido and The Moon!
Abigail now continues her studies privately in London. She performs with Opera Holland Park as a member of the chorus and in small roles, and runs the successful Mirrors project bringing Opera to people with Learning Difficulties. She is a trustee of the John Kerr Award for English Song, and performs throughout the UK with Gary Branch and Maureen Lyle promoting both the competition and the repertoire.
She has been teaching singing for 10 years, and also works with the education departments of Opera Companies, Orchestras, and Charities running singing groups and devising opera projects for people with dementia and special needs.