The brilliant
Pamela Hay

International Herald Tribune


A fine lyric voice

Opera Magazine
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Polish-American soprano Pamela Hay was born in New York City and lives in London. She received her Master of Music and Bachelor of Music degrees from the Peabody Conservatory of Music, Baltimore, and her Postgraduate Certificate from the Royal College of Music, London. Pamela won scholarships to the Aspen Music Festival and the Internationale Sommerakademie Mozarteum Salzburg and was the recipient of Peabody’s prestigious Charles M. Eaton Voice Award, the Kathleen and Wallace Hankins Award in Voice and the Azalia Thomas Prize. Pamela was also supported by an HSBC scholarship award and Pamela Litman for her work with British Youth Opera. Master classes include those of Barbara Bonney, Philip Langridge and Malcolm Martineau… more


Pamela started teaching while a Master of Music student, when Professor Thomas Grubb appointed her to the coveted position of Teaching Assistant at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore.

The Royal Opera House Covent Garden invited her to be a Create and Sing Artist for their Create and Sing Programme, delivering opera education and teacher training to schools across the U.K. with operas such as Carmen and Hansel and Gretel. The ROH commissioned her to devise the warm-ups for their newest addition, “Create and Sing The Magic Flute,” for which they filmed her presenting the songs and warm-ups in videos available on the ROH website. She was then invited to appear in a live broadcast, presenting the debut of the new “Create and Sing The Magic Flute” nationally to all their partners. The ROH have then invited her to be the singing teacher for the ROH Youth Opera Company, giving individual singing lessons and conducting the full chorus in rehearsals. She supervised the children’s chorus in rehearsal for the main stage production of Cavalleria Rusticana under Sir Antonio Pappano… more

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Royal Opera House on the road

Whew! The first 5 weeks of the Royal Opera House's workshops are finished! I have been honoured to be a part of creating the resources for this terrific Create and Sing The Magic Flute, and have been delighted with how well they've worked in practice. Proud to be a...

ROH highly commended in “Teach Primary” Awards

The Royal Opera House's Learning and Participation Department's National Schools Programme has been awarded "Highly Commended" in the Teach Primary Awards! Out of 8 shortlisted finalists, we were in the top three, recognised for our 'outstanding' remote learning...

My ROH workshop in The Stage newspaper

We're in The Stage! I gave a workshop at the Royal Opera House with an extended vocal workout and taught some of Carmen, alongside the marvellous Louise Bakker delivering drama work, to teachers from the ROH's partner, The Eliot Foundation Academies Trust. It was a...

Bang Straws film selected for Raindance Festival!

Honoured that The Bang Straws film is selected for the UK Competition @raindancefilmfestival! Screening Saturday 29th at 3.45pm @riocinema Dalston. Tickets still available and Q&A with @amelobernardo. So chuffed to have had a role in this remarkable film.

National Live Broadcast from ROH

It's a wrap! Live broadcast from the Royal Opera House to an audience of thousands across the U.K., exploring "What is Opera?" and the music of Mozart's The Magic Flute. Joined by the incredible director Louise Bakker, and all managed expertly by our new brilliant...

Pointless answer tonight

I was a pointless answer in the Pointless final tonight! Sherlock Holmes, not the Underground station. Photo courtesy of our esteemed Leporello, Ian Pope. Elvira Forever!

Devising at the Royal Opera House

Always the best start to the week: a day of devising our latest live broadcast! Proud to be a Create and Sing Artist.

Chair Elect of Association of Teachers of Singing

I can finally announce that I am now the Chair Elect of the Association of Teachers of Singing (AOTOS). After the marvellous AOTOS Summer Residential Conference at Clare College, Cambridge hosted by current Chair Nicola-Jane Kemp, I have very big shoes to fill. Can't...

The Grange Festival Yeoman review

My wonderful singing pupil received incredible reviews for his role in Yeoman of the Guard at The Grange Festival. One review in particular jumped out at me: "His voice was striking, very much an extension to his speech (which is a bonus in the more patter moments),...

Live broadcast at the Royal Opera

Today was the day! Jonathan Ainscough and I broadcast live from the Royal Opera House to over 80 schools nationwide. We presented our new Create and Sing The Magic Flute materials, including the new warm up that I devised, and led 1000 school children to perform our...

Film showing at Whitechapel Gallery

I am thrilled to announce that my film The Bang Straws, directed by Michelle Williams Gamaker, has been selected from over 2600 entries to be one of 46 features at Whitechapel Gallery, as part of London Open 2022. It will be showing at the Whitechapel Gallery until 4...

YOC Chorus Director at Royal Opera House

Absolute treat to look after the singing of the Youth Opera Company in the Royal Opera House rehearsal of Cavalleria Rusticana under Antonio Pappano today. Warming them up in the space was thrilling, and they sounded fab!

Family Sunday at the Royal Opera House

Just been sent this picture of me warming up the children for the Royal Opera House Family Sunday on March 6. The theme was "Flying High", and I led this group of children in a vocal workshop, singing Papageno's duet from The Magic Flute. We had some great bird...

Teaching for the ROH in Doncaster

On my way back from Doncaster, teaching this gorgeous music to the delightful children of Kirk Sandall and Barnby Dun schools, in preparation for their big performance of Hansel and Gretel in July. Sounding great already!

Conducting at the Royal Opera House

I have had the pleasure of being invited to work as singing teacher and conductor to the Royal Opera House Youth Opera Company. After having giving singing lessons to the children over Easter, I've just returned from a day conducting the entire YOC in the choruses...

Filming at the Royal Opera House

Just wrapped on a day of filming at the Royal Opera House. The Learning and Participation department hired a film crew to film me singing and teaching the new Create and Sing The Magic Flute. It was an honour to film these excellent materials with such an esteemed...

Royal Opera House: first workshop

Just finished my first workshop for the Royal Opera House's Create and Sing programme. We did a virtual delivery of the Hansel and Gretel materials. Here's a cheeky screenshot from just before we began. What a joy to be creating again after the pandemic!

Bang Straws at the BFI London

Excited to share that The Bang Straws has been back in the cinema this week, at the British Film Institute (BFI) on London's Southbank. Part of the London Short Film Festival, it looked beautiful on the big screen, where it belongs!

Opera Della Luna Christmas concert

Utterly delighted to have joined Jeff Clarke and the incredible Opera Della Luna for their annual Christmas Nuts concerts. So fortunate we all stayed well enough to sing. Here is a cheeky photo from our final concert of the year, at the gorgeous National Trust Stowe.

Opera Della Luna concert

Delighted to be back performing with Opera Della Luna in their ever-popular Christmas Nuts concerts. Here's a sneaky backstage picture from our first one in the Cotswolds. So fortunate to be out singing with these talented colleagues!
Pamela Hay Soprano