Imelda Drumm

Imelda Drumm

Mezzo-Soprano Imelda Drumm has achieved critical international success as a vocal soloist sustaining a substantial international operatic singing career spanning over twenty-five years. During this time she has forged particularly strong relationships with Glyndebourne Opera and Welsh National Opera, singing numerous principal and title roles. Her collaborations include the role of Hansel in the Olivier Award winning 1999 Richard Jones production of Hansel and Gretel at WNO. Conducted by Vladimir Jurowski and recorded for Channel 4 TV, Jenůfa, with Sir Charles Mackerras for Chandos and Falstaff with Carlo Rizzi and Bryn Terfel for Welsh TV, S4C. She made her debut as Carmen, at WNO with Sir Charles Mackerras in 2001 (His last Carmen) a role which quickly became one of her trademark roles and one she subsequently performed to international acclaim for many operatic companies including Raymond Gubbay at the Royal Albert Hall in London, 2002 and 2005. A graduate of the London National Opera Studio (1997), Dr Drumm’s research investigated the influence of reproductive hormones in female professional singing. Her vocal teaching style and singing technique is largely influenced by close collaboration with the esteemed vocal technician, Dr Veronica Dunne. She continues to perform regular engagements with the RTÉ orchestras, Wide Open Opera, Wide Open Music, Lyric Opera and Opera Theatre Company combining her solo performing with an increasingly busy vocal teaching schedule.