Donna Bateman is an award-winning Soprano who has been honoured as an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music.
She sang her first major role, Marzelline, in Birmingham Opera Company’s award-winning production of Fidelio and continues to perform with Opera Companies in the UK and abroad.
Her expertise in contemporary repertoire has earned her several major world premieres, including her debut for The Royal Opera House, ROH2, in The Gentle Giant, Estella in Life is a Dream, by Jonathan Dove, Emilie in Ernest Tochs ‘Egon Und Emilie’ at King’s Place London and Lulu in American Lulu - Neuwirth/Berg for The Opera Group, Young Vic, Scottish Opera and Bregenz Festspiele co-production.
Future and recent engagements include Katie in ‘Who Cares’ by Douglas Finch, The Mother in the premiere of Pleasurable Death by Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian for HERA, Imoinda in the British premiere of Imoinda by Odaline de la Martinez, Fortuna and Melanto in Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria for The Grange Festival and
Porgy and Bess for English National Opera, Dutch National Opera and Theater an der Wien Vienna.
Donna is the creator of ‘Musical Buddies’ and delivers opera-themed music sessions to parents, guardians, care-providers and their children in Children’s Centres and Schools in London. She is the recipient of the “Brent Citizen” award for her work in the community.