Valerie Masterson - Honours and Retirement

Honours and Retirement

As Vice-President (and former president) of British Youth Opera, Masterson continues to work with young singers. In 1989, Masterson was made a CBE in the Queen's birthday honours. She was also made a Fellow of the Royal College of Music in 1992.

Masterson also continues to give master-classes and to lecture about singing and her career. She often speaks at the annual International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival in Buxton, England, and performed Yum-Yum in The Mikado at that festival in 1997. She is a Patron of the Carl Rosa Opera Company. An avid sportswoman and cooking enthusiast, she is married to former D'Oyly Carte principal flautist Andrew March.

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