Lixin Liu

Lixin was born in Hunan Province, China. She finished her Bachelor and
Master's degrees at the Royal Northern College of Music(2011-2018) where she
was generously supported by James and Mary Glass Scholarship. She was
supported by RBC Tuition Scholarship to accomplish Advanced Postgraduate
Diploma in Professional Performance at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
(2018 -2020).
Lixin won the 4th place in Caneres International Music Competitionin in April,
2023. During her studies, Lixin was awarded The St Claire Barfield Memorial
Bowl for Operatic Distinction in 2019, she won 1st Prizes in both The Edwards
Brooks Lieder Prize and Cecil Drew Oratorio Prize respectively in 2019 and
2018. She also received The Claire Croiza Prize for French song and she was
one of the finalists for the Joyce and Michael Kennedy Award for the Singing of
Strauss in 2017.
Lixin has just finished her second year of chorus fellowship Programme at the
English National Opera, where she covered Daughter 1 in Akhenaten (2023);
Kate in Yeoman of the Guard (2022). In 2021/2022 season, she covered the
role(s) of Janine/Ofwarren in ENO’s production of The Handmaid’s tale in April,
2022. Full roles including Lila (Firework Maker’s Daughter) as part of the Tête à
Tête Opera Festival in June/July 2022. She also created the role of Monkey
King in the world’s premiere of Budda & the Monkey King and The Monk of the
River as part of the Tête à Tête Opera Festival in 2020 and 2021. The first full
role she ever performed in is Königin der Nacht, Die Zauberflöte(Royal
Birmingham Conservatoire, 2019). She also played the roles of Controller
(Flight), Sprite (Cendrillon), Nanetta (Falstaff), Frasquita (Carmen), Sophie
(Werther), Constance (Dialogues de Carmelites), Clara (La Vie Parisienne),
Laurette (Le Docteur Miracle), Ilia (Idomeneo), Gretel (Hansel und Gretel),
Clorinda (La Cenerentola) and Fox Cubs (The Cunning Little Vixen) as part of
Opera Scenes.

“Lixin Liu's Queen of the Night was simply stellar, coloratura bubbling, her
soarings into the stratosphere fearless and imperious, matching her stage persona.”

Christopher Morley, March 07,2019

Midlands Music Reviews


2024 Role Debut at the English National Opera(A Handmaid in Handmaid’s tale)

2023 4 th Prize winner of the Caneres International Music Competitionin

2021-2023 Chorus Fellowship at the English National Opera

2019 The St Claire Barfield Memorial Bowl for Operatic Distinction
1st Prize winner of the Edwards Brooks Lieder Prize

2018 1st Prize winner of the Cecil Drew Oratorio Prize



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