Serenna has performed extensively as an opera, oratorio and concert soloist since graduating from the Royal Northern College of Music. On the operatic stage, highlights have included Carmen, Suzuki, Dorabella and Maddalena. She particularly enjoyed creating the roles of Fanny Price in Dove's Mansfield Park and Paulina in The Arsonists by Alan Edward Williams, both world premieres for Heritage Opera. The latter was featured on BBC Television and accompanied by members of The British Philharmonic Orchestra.
Serenna is an experienced chorister. After completing the Opera Works course at English National Opera, she appeared as a chorus member at The Coliseum in productions of The Magic Flute, The Damnation of Faust, Madame Butterfly and The Flying Dutchman.
Serenna has performed many times on the oratorio and concert platform, both in the UK and in France. Perhaps most notably she was a soloist in Janacek's piece The Diary of one who Vanished with The Halle Orchestra at The Bridgewater Hall under Ed Gardner. She has also given many opera gala performances, and worked for Swan Hellenic cruises several times.
Earlier this year, Serenna covered the role of Carmen in Paul Carr's award-winning production with the newly-formed Oxford Opera. She is currently singing the role of Mother in the Hansel and Gretel tour for Opera Anywhere, and is looking forward to reprising her role as Maddalena for Flat Pack Music later this year, and singing alongside Richard Suart in a special charity performance of The Pirates of Penzance.
Serenna singing recently with Opera Anywhere in Wytham Woods. Photograph by Vanessa Woodward.