Described as the the Kylie Of Opera by the Manchester Evening News, Yorkshire born British/Cypriot soprano Annette Wardell is one of the country’s most versatile and successful performers. She studied at the Royal College Of Music, London, and the Royal Northern College Of Music, Manchester, and is a regular Star Artist on BBC Radio’s much loved Friday Night Is Music Night. As well as enjoying a busy concert schedule, she performs with many of the country’s premiere orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC Concert Orchestra, the Halle Orchestra, Northern Sinfonia, Manchester Camerata and the National Symphony Orchestra.

Annette has performed for Elton John at his famous garden parties and for members of the Royal Family at palaces, stately homes and castles around the country, and a career highlight was being flown Stateside to give a very special private recital for former US President Bush Snr. More recently she was invited to share the stage with Alfie Boe as part of his UK tour, and her largest audience ever was as she sang live at the iconic FA Cup Final to over 280 million viewers worldwide

Reviewing the worlds most prestigious Cruise Lines, the Sunday Times dubbed Annette the Queen Of The High Seas for her sensational one woman opera show. Following this Annette was thrilled to have the multi award winning Production Show Bravo! designed and mounted especially for her by Princess Cruises… only the second artiste in the Line’s history to be given this accolade.

Photographed for Vogue Magazine, Annette recently made her acting debut in the British Indie movie Polite Society (Working Title Films) directed by Nida Manzoor and premiered at the Sundance Festival, and won a National competition to be crowned the Face Of Vegan Happy, becoming a worldwide ambassador for this fabulous vegan and ethical brand.

A great favourite with Gilbert And Sullivan audiences, she has sung and recorded with Carl Rosa Opera, Buxton International G&S Festival and most recently Raymond Gubbay, performing the roles of Phyllis Iolanthe, Elsie Maynard Yeoman Of The Guard, Yum Yum The Mikado, Casilda The Gondoliers and Mabel Pirates Of Penzance, where her Pirate King was actor and impressionist Alistair McGowan. Described as having “one of the most beautiful voices of her generation” by the Daily Telegraph, Annette made her Glyndebourne debut as Cis in Sir Peter Hall’s revival of Albert Herring, and went on to sing Duende in Simon Holt’s The Nightingales To Blame for Opera North, Despina Cosi Fan Tutte for Opera Project, Blonde Die Entfuhrung Aus Dem Serail again for Opera Project and Diva Opera, and made her London Barbican Hall debut with her highly acclaimed performance as Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni.


I saw the soprano Annette Wardell putting her fellow performers in the shade.

Sunday Times

Soloist Annette Wardell … bubbled and sparkled and clearly knows how to put a song across.

Sunday Times

Annette is adorable, sunny and sweet.

Manchester Evening News

Annette Wardell’s yummy rendition of ‘The Sun Whose Rays’ might soften the yummy heart of even the most frustrating Mikado.


The Most Accomplished singing came from … Annette Wardell.

Daily Express

Annette Wardell’s charming Yum-Yum … made (their) her mark.

Daily Mail