Praised for her “megawatt charisma” (The Independent) and winner of the John Christie Award, Fiona Kimm has performed throughout the UK, Europe and North America in an extensive operatic, oratorio and concert repertoire. Her repertoire has included Mrs Herring Albert Herring, Mrs Sedley Peter Grimes, Rosa Mamai L’Arlesiana, Orfeo Orfeo ed Euridice, Jezibaba Rusalka, Julie Showboat, Kabanicha Katya Kabanova, Ericlea Il ritorno d’Ulisse, Nurse Boris Godunov, SextusLa clemenza di Tito, Marcellina Le nozze di Figaro, Dido Dido and Aeneas,Clairon Capriccio, Baba the Turk The Rake’s Progress, Madame Larina Eugene Onegin, Wife – Sphinx – Doreen Greek, Mlle Arvidson Un ballo in maschera,Mistress Quickly Falstaff, Azucena Il trovatore, The Old Crone – Mrs Chin A Night at the Chinese Opera and Fricka Der Ring des Nibelungen.
She has sung for companies including the Royal Opera, London, English National Opera, English Touring Opera, Garsington Opera at Wormsley, Glyndebourne Festival and Touring Operas, Longborough Festival Opera, Music Theatre Wales, Opera Holland Park, Opera North, Scottish Opera, the Canadian Opera Company, Oper Frankfurt, the Nationale Reisopera, Opera Zuid, the Sao Carlo, Lisbon, and the Abo Svenska Teater. She has also appeared as Katharina Schratt Mayerling with the Royal Ballet in London and Tokyo.
Singing under conductors including Claudio Abbado, Edward Downes, Bernard Haitink, John Pritchard, Simon Rattle, and Gennady Rozdhestvensky, she has appeared with such orchestras as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the English Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble Modern, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Sinfonietta, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Nash Ensemble and the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest. She has performed a wide range of contemporary music and many works have been written specially for her. Her broadcasts include L’enfance du Christ (Thames Television), Sea Pictures (STV) and Greek (BBC). Her concert repertoire includes Beethoven Missa Solemnis and Symphony No. 9, BrahmsAlto Rhapsody, Dvorak Stabat Mater, Elgar The Dream of Gerontius, The Music Makers and Sea Pictures, Mahler Symphony No. 2, Elijah, Prokofiev Alexander Nevsky, A Child of Our Time and the Verdi Requiem.
She has a wide-ranging recital repertoire. In Flanders’ Field, which explored music and conflict in the twentieth century, received much praise at the Wigmore Hall and is now available on Quartz CD. Her other recordings include L’enfance du Christ, Baa Baa Black Sheep,Beatrice Cenci, Simon Holt’s Canciones, Greek, Lament for a Hanging Man, Rose Parrowe Taverner and Street Scene.
During 2014 / 2015, she returned to Opera Holland Park as as Mrs Bentson Lakmé, to Opera North to sing Arnalta The Coronation of Poppea and Hata The Bartered Bride and to the Royal Opera, London, to create Ellipsis The Virtues of Things, produced in collaboration with Aldeburgh Music and Opera North. She also presented In Flanders’ Field in the Crush Room of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
Highlights of 2015 / 2016 include The Fortune Teller in Carlos Acosta’s Carmen for the Royal Ballet (now available on Opus Arte Blu Ray / DVD), a return to Opera North as Contessa di Coigny- Madelon Andrea Chénier and Grimgerde Die Walküre / First Norn Götterdämmerung for the 2016 Cycles and Filipyevna Eugene Onegin for The 2016 Dorset Opera Festival.