Born in Cheshire, England, Abigail trained as a ballet dancer before entering the Royal Northern College of Music to study voice.
As a principal soprano with London Festival Opera, she has appeared across Europe, the Middle and Far East, Russia and South America. Elsewhere, her roles include Hanna Glawari The Merry Widow for Opera Danube at St John's Smith Square, London ; Josephine H.M.S Pinafore for the Raymond Gubbay Tour (Barbican Centre, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Manchester Bridgewater Hall, Edinburgh Usher Hall and Glasgow Royal Concert Hall), and for Carl Rosa Opera Company ; Edith The Pirates of Penzance in the Raymond Gubbay Spring Tour ; Aline The Sorcerer for Opera della Luna ; Valencienne The Merry Widow in the Cyprus, Lanzarote and Buxton Festivals ; Thisbe in Lampe's Pyramus and Thisbe for Yorke Trust Opera ; The Sorceress Dido and Anaeas with Coastal Opera and Bridesmaid Un Giorno di Regno for Iford and Stanley Hall Festivals.
On the concert platform, Abigail has performed much of the soprano repertoire, including Tippet’s A Child of our Time, Mozart’s Vespers, Mass in C minor and Requiem, Bach’s St John and St Matthew Passions, Handel’s Messiah and Dvorak’s Stabat Mater. With the National Symphony Orchestra, Abigail has sung Strauss’s Vier Letzte Lieder and as the guest soloist in their ‘Last Night of the Proms’ concerts.
Abigail is the winner of the Annie Ridyard prize, awarded by the late Sir Edward Downes, and is a major scholar of the Sir Peter Moores Foundation, for whose generous support she is most grateful.