Natasha Hardy is a soprano whose eclectic repertoire seeks to demystify the traditional operatic world. Trained in both Classical and Contemporary traditions, her maverick approach has seen her work on several classically inspired projects, most recently an intriguing concert series of her favourite operatic works as well as those she has penned herself.
English born Natasha trained as a dental nurse and worked in London’s prestigious Harley Street, before moving into the performing arts. As the noisiest of four children, she thought her calling was to be an actress, and started singing to add a feather to her bow. It was not until she discovered her passion for singing that she got the opportunity to really step into the spotlight. This combination for both music and theatre form the basis of her unique style; she has been highly praised for her remarkable stage presence, dramatic approach and special rapport with the audience.
Whilst the works of Puccini occupy a special place in her heart, Natasha’s infectious belief in the captivating power of music has risen from her childhood influences of Simon & Garfunkel, Doris Day & Shirley Bassey, as well as musicians such as Prince, Quincy Jones, George Michael and the musical gems on the numerous Café del Mar albums.
A talented songwriter Natasha is currently working on her debut classical crossover album, and is penning the libretto for a new Children’s Opera she is writing with Eralys Fernandez. She has also recently completed composing and recording for Ferrari; Natasha was invited to write a melody with Italian lyrics, and record operatic vocals for a bespoke musical score for a new show entitled ‘Viva Ferrari’, which is being performed at Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi, UAE.