Lorna Rushton

Lorna is from Bolton. Her love of singing started at an early age when she used to join in with her Lornadad’s Pavarotti LPs. She started lessons around the age of 17 and 2 years later was offered a place at the RNCM.
As well as performing the lead roles in many of the college operas including: Titania (Midsummer Night’s Dream), Susanna (The Marriage of Figaro) and Carolina (Il Matrimonio Segreto) Lorna also won many of the college’s singing prizes and had the opportunity to work with some of the world’s greatest singers:
Renata Scotto, Sherrill Milnes, Adele Leigh and a week of masterclasses with Joan Sutherland and Richard Bonynge in Aldeburgh.
After graduating she continued her studies spending a year in London at the National Opera Studio.
She has worked for many UK companies performing such roles as Madama Butterfly, Violetta (La Traviata), Rosalinda (Die Fledermaus) Hanna Glawari (The Merry Widow) and Donna Anna (Don Giovanni)
and the title role in Norma. In November 2013, she sang the role of Lady Macbeth in Verdi’s opera
for COMO, which earned her a NODA award nomination. Her singing career has taken her to many places
including a whistle stop coach tour around Spain singing Mozart, La Traviata in Barbados, La Boheme in a French vineyard and Rossini at Sir William Walton’s estate in Ischia.
Lorna has an extensive concert and oratorio repertoire and has worked with the Northern Sinfonia and the Hallé Orchestra among others performing everything from Mahler symphonies to Northumbrian folk songs.
She enjoys taking workshops and also teaches.