Rosemary Ashe

Rosie trained at the Royal Academy of Music and the London Opera Centre.


Therese (Covent Garden),  Dear Ivor (Welsh National Opera),Queen of the Night in the Magic Flute (Opera North),Fiakermilli in Arabella, Venus in Orpheus in the Underworld, Esmeralda in The Bartered Bride, Papagena in The Magic Flute & Zou Zou in La Belle Vivette (all at English National Opera), Musetta in La Boheme (Opera Northern Ireland), Josephine in HMS Pinafore (City Center, New York), Frasquita in Carmen (Earl’s Court & Japanese tour), Clorinda in La Cenerentola (Garsington Festival) Violetta in La Traviata (Holland Park), Dinah in Trouble in Tahiti (Musiktheater Transparant, Belgium) Suzanne in Robinson Crusoe (Iford Festival) & Ruth in The Pirates of Penzance (American tour)

Musical Theatre: 

West End credits include Carlotta in the original cast of The Phantom of the Opera, Madame Thenardier in Les Miserables, Hortense in The Boyfriend, Forbidden Broadway, Cunegonde in Candide, YumYum in The Metropolitan Mikado, Manon in Bitter Sweet, Widow Corney in Oliver!, Felicia Gabriel in The Witches of Eastwick (nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Supporting Performance in a Musical), Miss Andrew in Mary Poppins. Also:Lady Holyroyd in Floradora (The Fimborough), Janet in The Rocky Horror Show & Maria in West Side Story (Nottingham Playhouse), Julie Laverne in Showboat (RSC/Opera North), Timothy’s Mother & Ashphynxia in Salad Days (national tour), Annie in Annie get Your Gun & The Witch in Into The Woods (Wolsey, Ipswich), The Old Bag in The Gingerbread Man (Birmingham), Sister Mary Amnesia in Nunsense (Farnham) , Mrs Higgins in My Fair Lady (Larnaca Fesival, Cyprus),Viv Nicholson in the original cast of Spend Spend Spend (West Yorkshire Playhouse), The Beggar Woman in Sweeney Todd (Royal Festival Hall) & Mrs Lovett in Sweeney Todd (Gothenburg Opera).


Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Barbados Festival), Lottie Grady in When We Are Married & Orinthia in The Applecart (Ipswich),Madame Spritzer in 13 Rue De L’Amour (Northampton), Mrs Darling in Peter Pan (Nottingham), The Old Bag n The Gingerbread Man (Birmingham & Dubai) Dottie Otley in Noises Off (New Wolsey), Mrs Fraser in Stepping Out (national tour).


Lucy Lockitt in The Beggar’s Opera & Despina in Cosi Fan Tutte (both directed by Jonathan Miller (BBC), The House of Eliott, The Music Game, Whale On, The Garden of Evelyn, An Audience with Ronnie Corbett, Open House & Monster TV.


Cleo in The Most Happy Fella, Friday Night is Music Night, Songs From the Shows, 100 Best Singers, Cocktails with Kit and The Widow..


The Phantom of the Opera, The Witches of Eastwick, The Boyfriend, Bitter Sweet, Kismet, The Student Prince, Oliver! Les Miserables 10th Anniversary Concert, Mary Poppins, The Killer Soprano & Serious Cabaret (solo albums available from Dress Circle)


She has performed her one woman show The Killer Soprano all over the world and also appeared in cabaret at the Algonquin Hotel, New York with Sheridan Morley & Jonathan Cohen.