Donna-Marie Hughes (married name Donna-Marie Broomfield) is a classically trained Soprano who can perform a huge assortment of arias and songs to suit your event or occasion. With an enormous repertoire, she can take you and your audience on a thrilling and amusing musical journey through the world of grand opera, opera, operetta (with light hearted explanations if required), crossover, sacred, classical, musical theatre and some swing.
Your programme of music will be specifically tailored to suit the needs of you and your event, including provision of accompanist and/or PA System with tracks.
Donna-Marie is also pleased to announce a new singing partnership with Tenor Matthew Wilding. Together they have formed “Belle Voci” a classical singing duo who can perform all your favourite opera, musical theatre and crossover duets for any event or occasion. For more information visit www.bellevociduo.co.uk.
Donna-Marie is also a Vocal Coach, Piano Teacher, Founder of WestcountryOpera Society and Choir Director for The Maynard Independent Girls School in Exeter, Devon.
Donna-Marie Hughes (married name Donna-Marie Broomfield) – Soprano She didn’t even know she could sing let alone sing opera!
At the tender age of 25 she decided on a whim to have singing lessons and within 6 months she landed her first principal role in an opera. Since then, she has performed in operas and opera galas as a solo artist and with various companies and societies throughout England and Europe.
Roles performed include Susannah (The Marriage Of Figaro), Witch/Lady In Waiting (Macbeth), Casilda (The Gondoliers), Melissa (Princess Ida) , Countess Ceprano (Rigoletto), Gianetta (The Elixir Of Love), Mabel (Pirates Of Penzance), Aline & Costance (The Sorcerer) and Belinda (Dido & Aeneas).
Over the last few years Donna-Marie has performed at many exciting venues and events including: The Bahrain Grand Prix, The American Express Community Stadium Brighton, International Marbella Film Festival, Le Manoir Aux Qautre Saisons-Oxford, Marriott Hotel Group, The Goring Hotel-London, Ocean Village Festival Gibraltar, International Gibraltar Boat Show, Duquesa Castle Spain, El Monasterio De San Martin Spain, West Ham FC, Brighton & Hove Albion FC, the RNLI Proms, Torquay United FC, Exeter Chiefs RC and In 2010 Donna-Marie was shortlisted for the “BBC Radio 2 Dame Kiri Opera Prize”.
In April and May 2013 and August 2015 Donna-Marie performed to over 30,000 football fans at the Amex Stadium, Brighton for Brighton & Hove Albion.
Throughout 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 – Donna-Marie performed as a solo classical artist for Thomson Holidays 5* Sensatori Resorts in Tenerife, Crete and Egypt.
Donna-Marie has is also pleased to announce a new singing partnership with Tenor Matthew Wilding. “Belle Voci” – a classical duo who can perform all your favourite opera, musical theatre and crossover duets for any event or occasion. For more information visit www.bellevociduo.co.uk.
Donna-Marie is also an accomplished Pianist (currently studying for a DipABRSM Diploma in Piano Teaching and a DipABRSM Diploma in Piano Performing), a Vocal Coach, Founder of Westcountry Opera Society and Choir Director for The Maynard Independent Girls School in Exeter, Devon.
Bahrain Grand Prix, La Maison Aux Qautre Saisons, Marriott Hotel Group, International Marbella Film Festival, Ocean Village Gibraltar, International Gibraltar Boat Show, Northcliffe Media Group Ltd, Sensatori Resorts, Thomson, Eden Project, Monasterio De San Martin, Duquesa Castle, Cadbury, Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club, West Ham Football Club, Exeter Chiefs Rugby Club, RAF, Royal Navy, RNLI, Torquay United Football Club, Eclipse Sports, Riviera International Centre, Somerset Council and the English Riviera Tourist Board. Available for weddings, special occasions, corporate events, cabaret, theatre, private functions, concerts, recitals, oratorio, singing waiters and vocal coaching
Matthew Willetts MA is the Director of Comicus who has over 35 years experience in television, film, theatre, and comedy club/cabaret entertainment, working as a performer, screenwriter, producer and agent. He lectured at Southampton Solent University in Comedy, Screenwriting, Television, Theatre & Radio. Matthew can sometimes be seen and heard on TV & Radio and often quoted in the national press and media publications. As well as speaking regularly at festivals and industry conferences, he has been a judge at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Montreux Television Festival.
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