The young Scottish mezzo-soprano Beth Taylor is making her debut at Oper Frankfurt singing Dardano in this new production of Handel's Amadigi and returns later in the season to sing Falliero in another new production: Rossini's Bianca e Falliero. Important role debuts were planned for last season, including Cornelia (Giulio Cesare) in Madrid and Basel, La Cieca (La Gioconda) and Schwertleite (Die Walküre) at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, where she returns this season for the 1st Norn & Floßhilde in Götterdämmerung and Schwertleite. Recent engagements have included Bradamante (Alcina) at the Opéra national de Lorraine Nancy, 2nd Alto (Jakob Lenz) at the Festival d’Aix-en-provence and Marcellina (Le nozze di Figaro) at the New Generation Festival in Florence. Concert work has included appearances with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Dutch Radio Filharmonisch Orkest and the La Cetra Baroque Orchestra. Beth Taylor studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Open University and takes lessons from Jennifer Larmore. She won the Gianni Bergamo Classic Music Award and 3rd Prize at the International Lieder Competition at the Wigmore Hall in London.