Petra Wells is a soprano based in Belfast, performing internationally and across the UK. She trained originally under Robert Alderson whilst studying Law at the University of Manchester and continues her training with Valerie Reid, London. Her most recent roles for Northern Ireland Opera have been the world premiere of Neil Martin’s ‘Nobody/Somebody’, La Traviata (Study Cover for Annina), ‘La Bohème’ and ‘Die Fledermaus’ all as Chorus member. Other Chorus roles have included the production of MASS by Northern Irish composer, Conor Mitchell, as part of the Outburst Queer Arts Festival with the Ulster Orchestra.
Petra won the Opera category in Ballymena Music Festival two years in a row, together with other accolades in the Carrickfergus and Belfast Music Festivals. Petra has performed locally as a guest soloist for Bangor Ladies and Larne Ladies Choir as well as a regular performer of the Sundays on the Maritime Mile summer series. She has also travelled to Lucerne, Switzerland performing as part of the BBC Youth Proms Choir following performances in the Royal Albert Hall.