“And Norina herself (Roxanne Korda) was ABSOLUTELY STUNNING. What a fabulous, rich, exciting voice, managing coloratura at both ends. She should be up there with the best and I bet you she will be . . .”Roderic Dunnett, Behind the Arrass
“Roxanne Korda touchingly sang two arias with fine musicality and pure tone”The Philip Bates Foundation
“the most compelling voice . . . Everyone in it was brilliant – especially Korda – and it was a pleasure to sit back and enjoy the sound”Dauvit Alexander, The Justified Sinner
Roxanne is an opera singer, librettist and science disseminator. She likes to explore presenting new opera, on esoteric subject matter, in unique spaces, to different audiences. She co-founded the company Infinite Opera (with composer Daniel Blanco Albert) in order to combine her love of science, philosophy and music. Through this company she has successfully received ACE and Hinrichsen Foundation funding on several occasions. She has also begun collaborating with composer Oliver Farrow under the group name Roki and Roli.
Her performed repertoire includes: Norina (Don Pasquale, Donizetti), Rosalinda (Die Fledermaus, J. Strauss), Lucy Lockitt (The Beggar’s Opera, Gay arr. Britten), Nora (Riders to the Sea, V. Williams), Fiordiligi (Cosi Fan Tutte, Mozart), Besse (Besse: Water, Rye and Hops, Daniel Blanco) and Baron Entropy (Entanglement! An Entropic Tale, Blanco). She enjoys programming recitals around themes including the visual arts and feminism.
Roxanne also works in outreach and is an Opera Animateur on WNO’s Engage the Black Country program. For this she works with young people to develop new works performed by the students. She is also participating as a performer in the PMLD program bringing opera to young people with profound mental disabilities. She regularly delivers workshops to adults and students in Higher Education on devising techniques, singing and creative writing.
Upcoming roles include: Baron Entropy in Entanglement! An Entropic Tale for Infinite Opera (at Dig Brew) and Madame Hu in The Monk of the River at Tete A Tete Festival (live broadcast on 5th August).