About us Our Trustees Lynne Dawson Lynne Dawson was one of Britain’s best loved and respected sopranos for more than 30 years. She trained as a translator and interpreter and spent several years in industry before beginning her training as a singer. She was very fortunate to work with many conductors and ensembles at the forefront of the historical performance movement and with them made many recordings for most of the major international labels such as EMI, Deutsche Grammophon, Erato and Decca . Her career developed to encompass opera, concerts and recordings at the highest international level. She worked with all the major British orchestras and abroad with the Leipzig Gewandhaus, the Concertgebouw, San Francisco Symphony, La Scala, Chicago Symphony and Berlin Symphony orchestras. Her recordings number more than 80 and include many roles by Handel and Mozart, and solo discs of English, French and German song and Lieder. Lynne began teaching some 10 years ago. She has given masterclasses at many music festivals, especially in Spain, Australia, France and Japan. In September 2010, she was appointed to the post of Head of the School of Vocal Studies at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and in September 2017 as Head of the School of Vocal Studies and Opera.