Valerie Masterson was born in Birkenhead and
studied in London and Milan on scholarships. She sang at Salzburg
for one season before joining the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
as principal soprano.
Valerie Masterson has sung the world over and
appears regularly on radio and television. She has given many
concerts and recitals in America, France, Belgium, Hong Kong.
Operatic engagements in Great Britain include appearances at
the Glyndebourne Festival, with Glyndebourne Touring Opera,
Opera North, Welsh National Opera, The English Bach Festival
and Handel Opera Society. Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
She was awarded the CBE in the Queen;s Birthday
Honours List of 1989. She was awarded her FRCM and Hon. RAM
and became president of British Youth Opera in 1994.