Mezzo Soprano Louise Mott has taught Singing privately in North Tawton and at Okehampton College since 2005. In 2016 she returned to teaching Singing at Chulmleigh College, in 2017 started teaching at Bideford College. Since 2020 she has joined the VMT teams at St Joseph’s School, Launceston, Queen Elizabeth’s School, Crediton, West Buckland School and Braunton Academy. As well as teaching, she is a busy freelance singer performing in opera, oratorio and recitals across the UK and abroad. Louise Mott studied singing at the Guildhall School of Music, Royal College of Music (supported by a Wolfson scholarship) and National Opera Studio (supported by Sybil Tutton and Ralph Vaughan Williams awards).
Louise has sung with all the major opera companies in the UK and opera roles include Ariodante for English Touring Opera; Katarina Schratt Mayerling for The Royal Ballet at The Royal Opera House; Larina Eugene Onegin for Scottish Opera on Tour; Fidalma The Secret Marriage and Annina Der Rosenkavalier for Opera North; Bradamante Alcina for ENO; Annio La Clemenza di Tito for WNO; Edith Alfred, Agrippina, Ariodante, Sesto Giulio Cesare, Orlando, Rosmira Partenope, Serse and Dido Dido and Aeneas for The Early Opera Company; Meg Page Falstaff, Count Orlofsky Die Fledermaus Party Scene, Zweite Dame Die Zauberflöte, Flora La Traviata and Nicklausse Les Contes d’Hoffmann for Diva Opera in the UK and on tour in Europe.
Other highlights have included Marcella Alban (Tom Wiggall) at St Albans Abbey; Marcellina Marriage of Figaro and Second and Third Lady The Magic Flute for Opera Project; Meg Page Falstaff for Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern; Mozart’s Requiem and Solemn Vespers for the Bach Choir and the OAE at the Royal Festival Hall, London; Helen King Priam at the Brighton Festival, Elgar’s The Kingdom, Bach’s St Matthew and St John Passions and Messiah (Mozart edition) at Truro Cathedral; Bach’s B minor Mass at Exeter Cathedral; Waltraute Die Walküre for Secret Opera.
Recent engagements include Alisa Lucia di Lammermoor, Marcellina Le Nozze di Figaro & Tisbe in La Cenerentola for Diva Opera, Nicklausse/Muse The Tales of Hoffmann (and Charlotte (cover) Werther) for English Touring Opera, Verdi Requiem at Oxford Town Hall; Messiah at Wells Cathedral; Mayor’s Wife Jenůfa for Longborough Festival Opera.
Other roles performed recently include Prince Orlofsky Die Fledermaus, Suzuki Madama Butterfly, Zulma L’italiana in Algeri and Witch in a school’s project based on Hansel & Gretel for Diva Opera, and Sesto La Clemenza di Tito and Angelina La Cenerentola for Red Earth Opera.