British-Iranian Soprano Honey Rouhani, won the 3rd prize and the best 'Interpretation' prize at the Montecatini international opera competition in Italy (2018).
Honey recently returned to the west end singing the roles of Tosca and Musetta in brand new productions of puccini's Tosca and la bohème as part of the Opera undone season at the trafalgar studios. Crtics described her as a "Superb Tosca" and "Brilliant Musetta".
In 2018 Honey toured the role of Despina in Mozart's cosi fan tutte with the Dulwich Opera Company in the UK.
in 2017 she made her West End opera debut to critical acclaim as Musetta in a radical new production of Puccini's La Boheme at the Trafalgar Studios (Olivier Award Nominee). Critics described her as a "an utter revelation", "a supremely entitled and manipulative Musetta" and "The most memorable part of the opera".
In 2016 Honey made her Barbican debut as soloist in the UNICEF-commissioned premiere of 'Love & Peace Quotes' with the Docklands Sinfonia (composer, Mehran Rouhani).
Honey is no stranger to the stage and the world of performing arts, she started Ballet at the age of 4 and continued for fifteen years. She started her musical journey at the age of six with leraning the piano with her father, Mehran Rouhani, Composer. She has studied with professors, Jennifer Dakin ARAM, Ameral Gunson GSMD, Ian Kennedy GSMD and Sophie Grimmer RCM. She has also performed in masterclasses with Linda Hirst, Joan Rogers, Neil Jenkins, John Hancorn and Ron Morris. In 2013, Honey was the English Song competition finalst at the Trinity Laban.
Recent roles and performances include: Soprano Soloist in Rossini's 'Petite Messe' with the uxbridge choral society, Mozart's Requiem (Nailseal choral socierty), Verdi's Requiem (Docklands Sinfonia) Carlotta in Phantom of the Opera (LMTO), Musetta in Puccini's La Boheme (King's Head Theatre) , Phyllis in Gilbert and Sullian's 'Iolanthe' (East Surrey Choral Society) Mahler's Symphony no 4 (Angel Orchestra), Opera gala (Dubai), Opera Gala (Burgh Houe), Josephine in HMS Pinafore by Gilbert and Sullivan (ELOC), Musetta in Puccini's La Boheme (Dulwich Opera), Magda in Puccini's ' La Rondine' (Trinity Laban), Sandman and Dew Fairy in Humberdinck's 'Hansel and Gretel' (Opera in Space), Susanna in Mozart's 'Le noze di Figaro' (Trinity Laban). Chausson's 'Poem de l'amour et de la mer' with the Angel orchestra conducted by Peter Fender, Venus in Offenbach's 'Orpheus in the Underworld' (Trinity Laban - Blackheath Halls), soloist in Haydn's 'The Creation' conducted by Nicholas Craemer (St John's Smith Square), Tina in Jonathan Dove's 'The Flight' (Trinity Laban), Opera Diva in John Cage's centinary festival curated by Stephen Montague (Trinity Laban), Honey has also had the pleasure singing with the Pazardjik Symphony Orchestra conducted by Peter Fender.
Premiers include: Toni Castell's 'HHUMANN X' (LSO St Lukes 2018) Mehran Rouhani's 'Love and Peace Quotes' (Barbican Centre 2016), Babak Kazemi's 'Ode to Peace' (Cadogan Hall 2016 ) UK Premier of Reza Vali's 'Persian Folk Songs' (Epic Persia - Cadogan Hall 2014) with the Docklands Sinfonia conducted by Spencer Down. Nightingale in Sarah Percival's new Play 'The Gate' (Leighton House 2014 ), premier of ' Only Sound Remains' by Soosan Lolavar (V&A 2013)
Honey graduated from the Trinity Laban conservatoire of Music and Dance in 2014 where she was generously supported by the Leverhulme trust.
(C) Nick Rutter