Janet Haney

Guest Lecturer

Janet has worked as a vocal coach and répétiteur for numerous opera companies across the UK and abroad, including Welsh National Opera, Wexford Festival Opera, Islenska Opera (Iceland), English Touring Opera, Longborough Festival Opera, Dorset Opera Festival, Islenska Operan (Iceland), Opera Africa (South Africa) and Arabian opera.

In 2019 she joined the music staff at the Royal Academy of Music as a vocal coach. In the years previous, she has been Music Director for Opera Scenes at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, and a visiting repertoire coach at the Royal College of Music and the Cardiff International Academy of Voice. Additionally, Janet regularly travels to Iceland to coach at the Söngskólinn, Reykjavik, where she has been Music Director on several projects.

In concert, Janet has collaborated with esteemed artists such as Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Claire Rutter, Rosalind Plowright OBE and has performed in recitals both in Britain and internationally in Spain, Russia, Qatar, New York, Iceland, Ireland and Japan.

Janet also has a very busy private studio, where she prepares singers for roles in opera houses all across Europe. Her artists have gone on to perform at Teatro alla Scala, Royal Opera House, English National Opera, Oper Frankfurt,  Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich , Teatr Wielki (Polish National Opera), Islenska Operan, and New Zealand Opera.