BiographyWest Bromwich, Staffordshire, England, UK
Roberta Morrell performed as a mezzo-soprano with the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company from 1972 until 1982. Her featured roles with the company were: Hebe in "HMS Pinafore" Kate in "The Pirates of Penzance" Sacharissa in "Princess Ida" Giulia in "The Gondoliers". Roberta also understudied many roles with the company including that of Mrs Partlet in "The Sorcerer". Since 1982, Roberta has appeared regularly appeared with The Magic of D'Oyly Carte (later The Magic of Gilbert and Sullivan) concert group, for whom she has also directed. Stage directing has taken her all over the world, working for both professional and amateur companies. Read more... directorial duties include: "The Sorcerer", "H.M.S. Pinafore" and "Ruddigore" for The Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company, and "Iolanthe", "The Gondoliers" and "Princess Ida" for Gawsworth Hall. More recently, Roberta has combined singing and directing with writing. Her first book, "Merely Corroborative Detail", was the biography of fellow performer Kenneth Sandford. Her debut novel, "Vengeance Dire", was published in 2002.
Character: Peep-Bo 2 / Hebe 4 / Chorus
Together Again: A Tribute to Kenneth Sandford, John Reed, and Thomas Round 2000