Valerie Reid - head and shoulders portrait

Valerie Reid


Valerie Reid studied at the RSAMD in Glasgow with Patricia McMahon, the National Opera Studio and Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada, with Martin Isepp.

Previously for ENO: Mayor’s Wife Jenufa, Governess Queen of Spades, Annina La traviata, Fishmonger/Grandmother Julietta, Anne’s mother Two Boys, Glasha Katya Kabanova, Grimgerde Valkyrie, Marcellina Marriage of Figaro, Third Wood Nymph Rusalka, Second Lady Magic Flute, Cherubino Marriage of Figaro, Mercedes Carmen.

Career Highlights

Notable engagements elsewhere: Elgar Sea Pictures (Bury St Edmunds), Cherubino, Dorabella, Charlotte Grand Duchess of Gerolstein (Scottish Opera); Olga Onegin (ETO); Carmen (Festival Vezere and Hong Kong); Krobyle The Donkey’s Shadow, with Sir Peter Ustinov (Covent Garden Festival/ENO Studio); Natasha The Electrification of the Soviet Union (Music Theatre Wales); Suzuki (QEH); Mrs Cripps/Little Buttercup HMS Pinafore (Dublin National Concert Hall). Concert appearances include Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 (Glasgow Royal Concert Hall), Elgar’s Sea Pictures (Athens), Verdi Requiem (Coventry Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds Festival, Alexandra Palace), The Dream of Gerontius (Bury St Edmunds Festival, Dunblane Cathedral) and Elijah (Truro Cathedral).


Last updated: 13th July 2023