Meet The Team
Artistic Director & Founder
Jane founded Opera Loki in 2001
and is its Artistic Director and Chair of the charity. As a director, Jane made her debut with Don
Giovanni in 2017 and has since directed Eugene Onegin, Madame Butterfly and Carmen with Opera Loki as well as The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (Brecht), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare), Hansel & Gretel (Carl Grose), Guys and Dolls, Sister Act and Orpheus in the Underworld with groups around the UK. As a performer, roles include Lady Macbeth in Macbeth
(Alton Fringe Theatre), Eliza in My Fair Lady, Madame Larina in Eugene Onegin (Hampstead Garden Opera), Cherubino in Marriage of Figaro, Carmen in Carmen, Despina in Così fan Tutte and Flora in La Traviata (Opera Loki). Jane is also Head of Marketing for a national chain of nursery schools.
Aleks is a prize-winning collaborative pianist. Aged nine, she won a special prize from the National Fryderyk Chopin Society for her performance of one of the
early Nocturnes. A few years later, she won a scholarship for outstanding accomplishment from the
Polish Ministry of Arts and Culture. In 2010, she was awarded a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music. In 2014 she studied for her Master’s Degree in Performance and Research, again enjoying a generous scholarship. In 2019 she became a Junior Fellow in Piano Accompaniment at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire and is currently their staff pianist. This current year, Aleksandra became both
Leeds Lieder and Solti Accademia Young Artist and won the Edith Poulsen accompanist prize. She hasjust been awarded a scholarship for the prestigious répétiteur course at Guildhall Opera School.
Kirsty made her professional debut in the 2012 as The Cockerel in Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen for Glyndebourne Opera, and has been described by Opera Now as “a really classy full-bodied voice … who sings with spine-tinglingly delicate beauty”. She studied at Birmingham Conservatoire (BMus Hons) and then at The Royal Academy of Music (MMus, Dip Ram). Following her debut, she went on to sing several other roles and covers for Glyndebourne Festival including First Nymph in Dvořák’s Rusalka, Female Chorus in Britten’s Rape of Lucretia, and Mimi for Glyndebourne’s Education programme. Other appearances include covering Mimi for Grange Park Opera & Tatyana in Eugene Onegin for Garsington Opera, singing Countess Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro for Garsington’s Alvarez programme in the UK and Corfu, Vrenchen in Delius’ A Village Romeo & Juliette at Cadogan Hall and Cio Cio San in Madama Butterfly, Opera Loki.
Phil was born in Lancashire. He gained both his MMus and Bachelors
from the Royal Northern College of Music. Operatic roles include Max Der Freischütz, Alfred Die Fledermaus, Prince Philippe A Dinner Engagement, Gherardo Gianni Schicchi, Zorn Die Meistersinger
von Nürnberg, Ralph H.M.S. Pinafore, The Defendant Trial by Jury, Mr Box Cox and Box and Colonel Fairfax Yeoman of the Guard. He has also performed many Oratorios, including Handel’s Messiah,
the Mozart Requiem, Mendlesohn Elijah, Puccini Gloria, Rossini Petite messe solennelle, J.S. Bach Magnificat and Stainer The Crucifixion. He enjoys a varied concert portfolio, having sung Strauss, Schubert and Schumann lieder, English song of the 19th and 20th century and the songs of Paolo
Tosti. Philip returns to the National Opera Studio as an Associate artist for the 21/22 season.
Geoff began his musical education as a chorister at Westminster Cathedral. After a very protracted voice break, more a slow slide than a sudden severance, he became a choral scholar at St Johns College, Cambridge, where he read music. After many years in
the wilderness, he has recently finished his first year of study in earnest at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Nick is a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Nick recently performed as Escamillo in Carmen with Kentish Chamber Opera, a tour which will resume this Summer. Before the pandemic started, he sang the title role in Le Nozze di Figaro at
the Celebrate Voice Festival, Salisbury, where he previously sang as Masetto in their productionof Don Giovanni. Recent roles include Flemish Deputy in Don Carlo at Grange Park Opera, where he
previously performed as Zaretsky in Eugene Onegin whilst understudying the title role. Elsewhere, Nick performed over 300 performances as Marcello in Opera Up Close Olivier Award winning La
Bohème, and ventured into music theatre as Javert in Les Miserables for Pimlico Opera Prisons Project, featuring the inmates of HMP Erlestoke. Nick also works in the film industry, where he
performed a role in Holby City (drunk Santa Claus) and as a body double for Batman.
Alfred recently graduated from Kings College London
and will be continuing his studies at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in September. His most
recent roles include Sid Albert Herring (St Pauls Opera), Schaunard La Bohème (North Wales Opera) and Leporello Don Giovanni (Kings Opera). Alfred is delighted to be making his debut with Opera Loki and cannot wait to perform alongside such magnificent singers.
Marketing Manager & Stage Manager
Lisa Sheehy & Will White
Alongside marketing for opera, Lisa works as a Macmillan nurse and is renovating a large wreck in the Bourbonnais with Will. She organised the Soho Village Fete for many years and has worked as company manager for several international theatre tours.
Will first worked at Chichester Festival
Theatre and then on several London West End shows including Miss Saigon and Cats, with the Peter Hall company and Ray Cooney. After that for several years, he toured in south east Asia performing in a Sherlock Holmes play.
Jack trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. During his 2nd year he won the 2nd Prize of the Kathleen Ferrier Bursary for young singers. Since leaving college, he has gained a wealth of experience on the operatic stage. Roles include Rodolphe in Gounod’s La Nonne Sanglante for Gothic Opera, Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia) for Barefoot Opera, Nanki-Poo (The Mikado) for Charles Court Opera, Satyavan (Savitri) for Hampstead Garden Opera, Marco (The Gondoliers) for the National Gilbert and Sullivan Tour, Lensky (Eugene Onegin) and Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni) for Opera Loki, Fe-ni-han (Ba-ta-clan) for West Green House Opera. In the summer, Jack mades his debuts with Opera Holland Park, singing Lensky in their production of Eugene Onegin, for which he was described by Opera Magazine as “the epitome of an emerging talent”. He subsequently debuted with Clonter Opera as Mr Upfold in their production of Albert Herring and returned to Charles Court Opera’s touring production of The Mikado. Jack has also worked for Royal Opera, Garsington Opera, Grange Park Opera, London Symphony Orchestral, and Longborough Festival Opera, and is engaged to sing Almaviva in Ulster Touring Opera’s 2023 Production of Il Barbiere di Siviglia. He is delighted to return to perform for Opera Loki once more.
Patron & Costume & Props Designer
Carolyn graduated from university with a degree in Philosophy. After a career as an advertising copywriter.
She had 22 novels published under her pseudonym: Chloe Rayban. Her book: 'How to Knit an Opera' tells the hilarious story of Opera Loki – all profits going to the company. Her works are available at Amazon UK. www.chloeraybanbooks.com