Soprano Esther Mallett studied at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama supported by scholarship and the VEC Acorn Trust, and English National Opera on their Opera Works programme. Prior to this she read music at The University of Oxford where she held a choral scholarship. She enjoys a diverse performing career on the operatic stage, concert platform, and recently made her TV debut in Season 4 of The Crown (Netflix) as an opera singer.
Whilst at the GSMD, Esther was selected by Graham Johnson for his Song Guild, performed a role in A Midsummer Night's Dream with the prestigious Opera Course department, and coached contemporary repertoire with Jane Manning, Lana Bode and Judith Weir. She made her professional debuts with West Green House and the Tête-à-Tête festival whilst still studying.
Upcoming performances include Georgette La Rondine for West Green House Opera, and Coridon Acis and Galatea for The Vache Baroque Festival. Previous operatic roles have included First Witch Dido and Aeneas (The Vache Baroque Festival), Barbarina The Marriage of Figaro (Grimeborn Festival), Emmie Albert Herring (Hampstead Garden Opera), Belinda Dido and Aeneas, Tullia Ottone in Villa (Oxford Opera), Marie Celeste/Eos Gailileo Galilei, and Cupid Orpheus in the Underworld (New Chamber Opera Studio).
Recent solo concert appearances have included Mozart Mass in C Minor (Harptree Music Festival), Poulenc Gloria (Downside Abbey), Mozart Requiem (Cadogan Hall) Mozart Exultate Jubilate/Mahler Symphony No.4 (Frome Symphony Orchestra), Brahms Requiem (Keynsham Symphony Orchestra), Haydn The Creation (Lymington Choral Society), Vivaldi Gloria (National Symphony Orchestra), Fauré Requiem (St Martin-in-the-Fields), Haydn Nelson Mass (Bristol Cathedral), Britten Les Illuminations (Brunel Sinfonia), and Handel Dixit Dominus/ Vaughan Williams Benedicite (City of Bristol Choir).
Passionate about community music-making Esther has collaborated with ENO Baylis on schools' singing projects and with Bristol-based composer Mark Lawrence on four community operas in the South West.