Zita Syme

Soprano

Zita graduated from Royal Holloway University of London with First Class Honours in Music and then continued her studies in Florence and Berlin with Cheryl Studer. In 2016 she was a Britten-Pears Young Artist, working with Bernarda Fink and Anthony Spiri on Slavic repertoire and a finalist in the John Kerr Award for English Song.  She won first prize in the 2017 Emmy Destinn Young Singers Competition for Czech music and has given solo London recitals of this repertoire for both the Britten-Pears and Emmy Destinn Foundations.   

Recent roles include Antonia/Tales of Hoffmann, Mimi/La bohème, Rosalinde/Die Fledermaus for Opera in Oborne, Dido/Dido and Aeneas (Surrey Opera) and Elsa/The Grand Duke (Buxton International Festival). Zita has also sung with Opera Holland Park, Opera Della Luna, Opera Australia, OperaUpClose and Longborough Festival Opera for whom she covered the role of Annina/La traviata (2018).

Recent engagements include Berlioz’s Les nuits d’été at St Paul’s Church, Covent Garden and solo recitals at St James’s Piccadilly, The National Portrait Gallery and at Château Moncaud in the Music Festival d’Orange.

Zita studies with Neil Baker and has been kindly supported by the Nicholas Boas Charitable Trust.


Previously for Longborough: chorus, Annina (cover)/La traviata (2018)