'Serenna Wagner, as the central character Fanny Price, veering between desolate and optimistic was wholly convincing. Her impassioned soliloquies were laced with violent outbursts, and her gift for displaying both hope and utter desperation with vocal colouring, both tender and forceful, was deployed to maximum advantage...'
Serenna Wagner is an experienced, prize-winning lyric dramatic mezzo soprano who is known for her warm stage presence, her depth of tone and for her versatility and breadth of repertoire. Serenna's diverse performances have recently included the inimitable comic headmistress Miss de Trique in the London performance of Chris Gill’s new piece Grrrlz; Dritte Dame for Oxford Opera; Cherubino with Heritage Opera; Katisha The Mikado and Principessa Puccini Suor Angelica both for Opera Anywhere.
NEWS & REVIEWS
Serenna recently sang the Mozart Requiem with The Southern Sinfonia orchestra under Chris McDade and Suzuki with the Orchestra dell'Arte in Madama Butterfly at St. George’s Hall, Liverpool. Coming up this Spring are engagements with The Headington Singers (Haydn's Requiem and the Vivaldi Gloria) and Rossini's Petite Messe Sollemnelle at the Newbury Spring Festival.
Serenna will be singing Suzuki again in August at Bayham Abbey for Heritage Opera as part of the Lamberhurst Music Festival. She is also due to perform as Marcellina with Opera Anywhere and as Cherubino with Flat Pack Music over the summer months.
'Serenna Wagner is a fine mezzo soprano with a dark-hued and dramatic low register of generous vocal weight. As Carmen, she was mightily impressive portraying the wild and fiery, gypsy temptress... the Habañera was sung so alluringly by Wagner; sweet-toned and sparkling yet consistently subtle.'
Seen and Heard International
'Leeds-born mezzo soprano Serenna Wagner is very compelling in the central role, creating an air of innocence but seeming wise and grounded at the same time. There is an interesting dark timbre to her voice that suits the character's periods of introspection very well and combines beautifully with the smooth toned baritone of Thomas Eaglan, who plays a thoughtful, serious Edmund Bertram.'