Colette Boushell was born in Dublin and is an honours graduate of the BMus and MMus programmes at the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama Dublin, and of the International Opera School of the Royal College of Music, London where she studied under Lillian Watson. During her time as a student, she won many scholarships and awards and graduated from the RCM with the McCulloch Prize for Opera.
Colette is an experienced recitalist and performer, having sung much of the popular concert repertoire in many prestigious venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Canterbury Cathedral, Händel Halle in Halle Germany, Sancta Maria Cathedral Tokyo, Aichi Arts Center Nagoya and Izumi Concert Hall in Osaka. Her performances have also been broadcast live on RTÉ Lyric FM and on RTÉ television. Her operatic repertoire includes the title role in Cunning Little Vixen, Sandrina (La Finta Giardiniera), Titania (Midsummer Night’s Dream) for the RCM, Tina (Flight) for British Youth Opera, Gilda (Rigoletto) for Iford Arts, Berenice in Rossini’s ‘L’occasione fa il Ladro’ for Opera Minima, Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) for Glasthule Opera Dublin, Musica/Proserpina for Silent Opera and she made her German operatic debut singing Gilda for Opera Classica in Schloss Braunfels.
Her most recent engagements include a concert tour of Japan, a Handel Celebration Concert with Our Lady’s Choral Society and Bach’s B minor mass with the Culwick Choral Society in Dublin.
In addition to her singing career, Colette is on the teaching staff at King’s School Canterbury and Emanuel School Battersea. She has a keen interest in children’s choir training and conducts two children’s choirs within the diocese of Wimbledon.