Thalie Knights

French bi-lingual Thalie Knights studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and is a 2016 Britten-Pears Young Artist (where she performed Bach Cantatas under the guidance of tenor Mark Padmore). She was a member of English National Opera’s Opera Works programme (2014/15). With ENO she studied Bradamante Alcina, Cornelia Giulio Cesare and subsequently sang Medoro Orlando in the final performance Landscape at the Bloomsbury Theatre, London.

Operatic roles include the title role in Armide (Woodhouse Opera), Phèdre cover Hippolyte et Aricie (Linden Baroque), Second Lady The Magic Flute (Hampstead Garden Opera), Frédéric Mignon and Andreloun Mireille (New Sussex Opera), Mrs Kneebone A Dinner Engagement (Bute Park Opera), Maman L’enfant et les Sortilèges (Bute Park Opera), Dog Cunning Little Vixen, Sorceress Dido and Aeneas.

RWCMD roles in scenes included Annio La Clemenza di Tito, Ursule Béatrice et Bénédict, Madame de la Haltière Cendrillon and Meg The Merry Wives of Windsor.

Concert engagements include Micah Samson, Handel’s Messiah, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Saint-Saens’ Christmas Oratorio, Bach’s Magnificat and Mass in B Minor, and Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music. She won the oratorio class at the Croydon Music Festival in 2010.

Thalie Knights has attended master classes with Christian Curnyn, Ann Murray, Christophe Rousset, Della Jones, Philip Lloyd-Evans, James Bowman, John Shirely-Quirk and Sophie Daneman and Robert Howarth.


Armide - Woodhouse Opera
Armide - Woodhouse Opera
Medoro - ENO Operaworks

Artist Videos

“Mezzo Thalie Knights brought a dramatic edge to the Gloria, and beautifully led off an exquisite Agnus Dei.”
Eastbourne Herald (Mozart Requiem and Haydn’s Nelson Mass, 2017)

”…the Flower Duet with Thalie Knights was breathtaking…”
Jeff Thomson, Surrey Advertiser (Lakmé, 2017)

“Thalie Knights made a strong, passionate Armide. Tall and distinguished, she had a commanding stage presence making Armide’s sense of power quite believable. Knights gripped us from beginning to end.’’
Robert Hugill, Planet Hugill (Armide, 2016)

“…Thalie Knights and Kieran White, a pair of lovers who both looked and sounded good, and brought a great sense of style to their parts.”
Robert Hugill, Planet Hugill (Armide, 2016)

”…Thalie Knights in the travesty role of the alternative male love interest Frédéric, made good impression.”
Hugh Canning, Opera (Mignon, 2015)