Kamilla Dunstan was born in Yorkshire, then emigrated to New Zealand before returning to the UK. She studied at the Royal College of Music International Opera School, Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Opera includes Ariodante (London Handel Festival), Orlofsky and Dorabella (Clonter Opera) and recently Fanny Price in Jonathan Dove’s Mansfield Park (Opera South). In 2017 she was an Alvarez Young Artist at Garsington Opera and she recently covered Second Lady Die Zauberflöte for Glyndebourne Festival Opera.
Concerts include Vaughan Williams’s Serenade to Music with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, also broadcast on BBC Radio 3. She was a finalist at the Maureen Lehane Singing Competition at the Wigmore Hall in November 2018.
The current season includes Flosshilde Das Rheingold with the Birmingham Philharmonic at Symphony Hall, and the cover of Eurydice (Woman) in The Mask of Orpheus for English National Opera.
Plans include Second Lady for Glyndebourne on Tour.
“…her on-stage presence as Austen’s protagonist was faithfully observant, and her voice mirrored the quiet power and influence Fanny has on the Bertram family.” Mansfield Park/Opera South, Guildford Dragon News, February 2019
‘…..Kamilla Dunstan’s Faramondo has the flair and vocal energy to give the opera its focus.” Faramondo/Britten Theatre, Financial Times, March 2017
“Dunstan (you may remember her as Ariodante from last year) once again cut a fine figure as the hero and put on a solid vocal performance, with some fine projection and elaborate fioriture…” Faramondo/Britten Theatre, dehggial, March 2017
“The Ariodante in this cast was Kamilla Dunstan. There was sufficient weight to her voice for her to be able to project when singing from a position upstage. Whilst not perhaps quite as convincing in a trouser role as Sarah Connolly or Emilie Renard (yet,) Miss Dunstan has a lovely, rich, focused mezzo which is flexible enough for her to tackle such a taxing role with great aplomb.” Ariodante/Britten Theatre, Opera Britannia, March 2016
“Kamilla Dunstan cut a dash as the extravagantly bored Prince Orlovsky, and her/his suitably ambiguous ‘Chacun à son goût’ was one of the evening’s highlights.” Die Fledermaus/Britten Theatre, Classical Source, March 2015
|Birtwistle||The Mask of Orpheus||Eurydice (Woman)|
|Dove||Mansfield Park||Fanny Price|
|Humperdinck||Hansel and Gretel||Hansel|
|Mozart||Così fan tutte||Dorabella|
|Mozart||La finta giardiniera||Ramiro|
|Mozart||Die Zauberflöte||Zweite Dame|
|Rossini||Il turco in Italia||Zaida|
|Strauss, Johann||Die Fledermaus||Prince Orlofsky|
|Beethoven||Mass in C|