The WNO Chorus is a permanent, full-time ensemble of 40. The Chorus is at the heart of the on-stage action of an opera. In some operas they make things happen and in others they feel what we feel as the drama unfolds and communicate this through song.

The Chorus is regarded as one of the finest in the world. Many members of the Chorus have been a part of the Company for some time. A number of Chorus members have worked in other fields such as teaching and the police before spending the majority of their careers doing what they love – singing on stage.


Meriel Andrew
Anitra Blaxhall
Paula Bradbury
Megan Llewellyn Dorke
Paula Greenwood
Claire Hampton
Fiona Harrison
Rosie Hay
Emma Mary Llewellyn
Monika Sawa


Amanda Baldwin
Neda Bizzarri
Jessica Handley Greaves
Helen Greenaway
Carolyn Jackson
Helen Jarmany
Sian Meinir
Nicola Morgan
Sarah Pope
Louise Ratcliffe


Simon Crosby Buttle
Michael Clifton-Thompson
Paul Gyton
Philip Lloyd Holtam
Howard Kirk
Gareth Lloyd
Huw Llewellyn
Philip Pooley
Cárthaigh Quill
Joe Roche


Julian Boyce
Laurence Cole
Jasey Hall
Martin Lloyd
Philip Lloyd-Evans
Alastair Moore
George Newton-Fitzgerald
Jack O'Kelly
James Robinson-May
Stephen Wells

"It's good to be a member of a company with an International reputation but which also has a family feel. A Chorister gets to sing in a huge variety of musical styles and be a part of the productions that each of those styles invoke." Helen Greenaway, Mezzo Soprano