After being spotted through the medium of musical theatre, as having good operatic potential, and obtaining accompanying sponsorships, Natasha decided to retrain her voice for the operatic stage. This took a career change, as she went to study singing in Madrid for 4 years, to concentrate on the operatic and classical repertoire.
On returning to England in 2003, she undertook ‘advanced diploma in Opera’, run by Mary Hill, Birkbeck University, London, graduating with distinction.
Operatic coaches include: Dinah Harris, Joy Mammen, Ludmiller Andrew, Pauline Tinsley, and Paul Farrington.
Ludmila, The Bartered Bride, Kentish Opera
Marchesa del Poggio, Un Giorno di Regno, Opera Viva
Smeton, Anna Bolena, Opera Viva
Santuzza, Cavalleria Rusticana, Chelmsford Opera
Dorabella, Cosi Fan Tutte, Harrow Opera
Marcellina, Marriage of Figaro, London Opera, Shaw Theatre, Off West End
Nedda, Pagliacci, Harrow Opera
Prince Charming, Cendrillon, Harrow Opera
Flora, La Traviata, Hampstead Garden Opera
Anita, La Navarraise, Consort Productions
Lady Dunmow, The Dinner Engagement, Abbey Opera (excerpts)
Donna Elvira, Don Giovanni, Abbey Opera (excerpts)
Amelia, Un Ballo in Maschera (excerpts)
Suicidio from La Gioconda
Song to the Moon from Rusalka
Vissi d'arte from Tosca
Coming from a musical and a theatrical family, Natasha was introduced to singing at a young age, and first started performing with her guitar at the age of 15, in folk bars and pubs. This continued to be her main source of income until she went to drama school at 21, when she started to get her voice professionally trained for Musical Theatre.
She has sung in venues as wide ranging as beer festivals, folk festivals, medieval banquets, hotels, bars and pubs. She has sung popular Folk, Jazz, Musical Theatre and Cabaret repertoire.
While studying Opera, Natasha continued her work in Musical Theatre in Madrid, Spain, while studying singing with Peter Harrison (Esquela Superior de Canto) and David Mason.
Musical Theatre coaches include Maureen Scott and Paul Farrington.
Mary Magdalene, Jesus Christ Superstar, ETT (English Touring Theatre)
Sally Bowles, Cabaret, ETT (English Touring Theatre), Madrid
Woman 2, Making Waves, Fox Theatre Company
Woman 1, Sarting Here Starting Now, Fox Theatre Company
Old Tyme Music Hall, The Players Theatre, Doreen Bird
Annie Bessant, Matchgirls, ALRA (Academy of Live and Recorded Arts)
The Miller's Son
Arthur in the Afternoon