Lisa Howarth was born in Worcester, and studied English Literature at Cambridge University. After singing professionally with groups such as the Sixteen and the BBC Singers, she studied opera at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and in 2009, finished a year at the Cardiff International Academy of Voice. She has since worked for many UK opera companies, including ENO, Opera North, Scottish Opera, Garsington Opera and Bampton Classical Opera, and was, until December 2016, full time at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Roles include Marguerite, Fiordiligi, Vitellia, Christine (Intermezzo), Leila, Julietta (Martinu’s Julietta), Mozart’s Countess and Mimi. On the concert platform, she has sung for many Choral Societies, including Worcester Festival Choral Society, Stratford Choral Society, Dartington Festival Choir, Gloucester Choral Society, Wantage Choral Society, South Chiltern Choral Society and Salisbury Musical Society. She was a 2013 Crear Scholar, studying song with Malcolm Martineau, and returned in 2015 to study on his Italian Opera Course. Future plans include a concert performance of Götterdämmerung (Gutrune) conducted by David Syrus, and further study on the Wesendonck Lieder with Malcolm Martineau.