Karmelle is a singer/songwriter who trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. After she graduated with Merit she performed as an Opera Singer throughout Europe, including at the Milan Festival, Wexford Festival and Holland Park Festival. She received glowing reviews in The Independent and Opera Magazine when she sang the Principal Soprano role of Nell in Max Brandts' Machinist Hopkins, at the Royal Festival Hall.  

Although her training was mainly classical she has always enjoyed performing and listening to all music, including dance, folk, jazz, and rock. Her love of other musical styles has led her to compose songs which are a fusion of contemporary genres and classical singing. From the beautiful flamenco influenced Ritorna A Me (Return To Me), to the jazzy melodic Amore Al Sole (Love in the Sun), Karmelles warm and lovely soprano voice draws the listener in, while the fusion of genres brings a new audience to classical singing.

As well as standing as individual pieces, the songs Karmelle has composed are arias for an opera she has written - Abbandonata (also the title of her new album). The story of which is a contemporary retelling of Purcell's 'Dido And Aeneas'. In her version of this tragic story, a famous opera singer leaves her career to be with her less successful lover. He grows jealous of her previous fame and success, and abandons her to forge his singing career once more, leading to tragic consequences.

Karmelle's son has Asperger Syndrome. She hopes to put profits from this album towards a school for children with learning difficulties, or on the Autistic Spectrum.

Karmelles compositions are that rarest of things, music that appeals to all ages and musical tastes. While her voice appeals to all for its beauty. 
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