Wendy Dawn Thompson (mezzo-soprano) hails from New Zealand, and studied at Victoria University of Wellington, the Royal Northern College of Music, and the Royal College of Music. She won the 2003 Kathleen Ferrier Prize and represented New Zealand in the final of the 2005 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World. She has given recitals in all the major UK concert halls, and has appeared in the BBC Proms, the Edinburgh International Festival, and Aldeburgh Festivals.
Wendy made her Royal Opera House, Covent Garden début as an Innocent in the world première of The Minotaur (Birtwistle). She has performed with ENO, Birmingham Opera Company, Opera Australia, and NZ Opera, Opéra National de Lorraine, Vilnius City Opera and Teatro Nacional de São Carlos.