About / a brief biography of Janet Fairlie


Janet Fairlie, born in Glasgow, was awarded a scholarship to study Opera at the Royal College of Music in London. She has won many singing awards including first prize in the National Mozart Competition and has given solo concert performances at the Royal Albert Hall, Barbican Hall, London and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony in the Beethoven Halle in Bonn, Germany.

Janet has appeared at the Royal Opera House – Covent Garden, understudied at English National Opera and Garsington Opera, and performed with Glyndebourne Festival Opera. She has performed many of the major oratorio works and lyric soprano roles including PAMINA Magic Flute, DONNA ELVIRA Don Giovanni, DONNA ANNA Don Giovanni, LEILA Pearl Fishers, MIMI La Bohème, FIORDILIGI Così fan tutte, NEDDA Pagliacci, COUNTESS Marriage of Figaro at the Covent Garden Festival, JOSEPHINE HMS Pinafore for Buxton Gilbert & Sullivan Festival, and TATYANA Eugene Onegin for Opera Interludes in Russia. She made her West End debut singing the role of ELSIE MAYNARD The Yeomen of the Guard, for The D’Oyly Carte Opera Company at the Savoy Theatre.

Janet also spent two years in The Sound of Music at the London Palladium as understudy Sister Sophia  (performing the role 93 times).

Janet regularly performs with concert pianist Linda Ang, with whom she has recorded a C.D., and spent two years on the high seas with top Cruise Lines such as Cunard, Holland America, Radisson and Crystal, traveling to The Antarctic, The Mediterranean, Singapore, South America, Brazil, Australia, Russia, Africa, Japan and Hawaii.

Hear some snippets from Janet’s music…