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20 February 2019

Claire Wild makes her role debut as Mimì

Claire Wild makes her role debut as Mimì in OperaUpClose's Olivier Award-winning production of La bohème, directed by Robin Norton-Hale, with musical director Elspeth Wilkes. 

The tour opens on 5 March, at the Theatre Royal, Wakefield with further performances until June.

20 February 2019

Tichina Vaughn performs in world premiere at the Dutch National Opera

Following her debut with the Dutch National Opera in Porgy and Bess, Tichina Vaughn returns to Amsterdam as Mother of Aida / Ritual Singer in the world premiere of Micha Hamel's Caruso a Cuba. The production is directed by Johannes Erath and conducted by Otto Tausk.

Performances take place at the International Theatre, Amsterdam from 3 - 9 March 2019.

Later this season Tichina returns to the Metropolitan Opera as Mère Jeanne in the Dialogues des Carmélites and performs in Martinů's Julietta at Carnegie Hall.

20 February 2019

Nazan Fikret makes her debut at Glyndebourne

Nazan Fikret makes her debut at Glyndebourne as Elin in the world premiere of Agreed, by Howard Moody, who wil also conduct. The production with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Glyndebourne Community Chorus, Youth Opera and Orchestra, is directed by Simon Iorio.

Performances take place on 1, 2, 3 March 2019.

Later this season Nazan makes her debut with Scottish Opera and Opera på Skäret.

20 February 2019

A trio of artists perform in WNO's Roberto Devereux

Robyn Lyn Evans, Wyn Pencarreg and Philip Smith perform in Welsh National Opera's production of Roberto Devereux, directed by Alessandro Talevi and conducted by Carlo Rizzi and James Southall.

Robyn performs Lord Cecil, while understudying the title role, Wyn performs Sir Gualtiero Raleigh, and Philip makes his WNO debut as Nottingham's Confidant, while understudying Raleigh.

Performances take place from 28 February at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff, before touring until 10 May.

16 February 2019

Ailish Tynan makes her debut with the Netherlands Philharmonic

Ailish Tynan makes her debut with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra as Una poenitentium in Mahler's Eighth Symphony and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. 

The performances on 23 and 24 February are a highlight of the orchestras 2018/19 season, and are conducted by their Chief Conductor, Marc Albrecht.

16 February 2019

Joseph Padfield makes his debut with Mid Wales Opera

Joseph Padfield makes his debut with Mid Wales Opera as Angelotti in Tosca, in a new production from Richard Studer and Jonathan Lyness. 

There are 9 performances on tour, between 23 February and 27 March 2019, opening at the The Hafren, Newtown.

Later this season Joseph returns to Garsington Opera for their production of Fantasio.

11 February 2019

Home Sweet Home at Wigmore Hall

Ailish Tynan returns to Wigmore Hall for tthier Learning Gala Concert: Home Sweet Home ashe central celebration of this year’s Wigmore Hall Learning festival, Sense of Home. The programme is multi-themed and includes a selection of songs from Germany, the UK and the USA.

Ailish is joined for this concert,on Monday 18 February, by baritone Benjamin Appl and pianist Iain Burnside.

The Sense of Home Festival celebrates the diverse and multicultural melting pot that is London and the borough of Westminster, reflecting on Wigmore Hall as a place many call home and invites audiences to explore what ‘home’ means to them.

4 February 2019

Keel Watson performs in ENO's acclaimed production of Akhnaten

Keel Watson returns to English National Opera next week as Aye in the first revival of Phelim McDermott's acclaimed production of Akhnaten, conducted by Karen Kamensek. 

Performances take place from 11 February until 7 March 2019.

4 February 2019

The Rape of Lucretia wins at the Offies!

The Rape of Lucretia, conducted by Peter Selwyn has won Best Opera Production in the 2019 Offies! The production, directed by Julia Burbach, was staged as part of the Grimeborn Opera Festival at the Arcola Theatre last summer. 

“…Peter Selwyn conducted a full-blooded performance.”

“…the Orpheus Sinfonia deliver Britten's score so splendidly under Peter Selwyn's direction.”

3 February 2019

Camilla Roberts performs Strauss with the Brighton Philharmonic

Camilla Roberts performs Strauss' Vier letzte Lieder with the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra. The concert, conducted by Stephen Bell, takes place at the the Birighton Dome on Sunday 10 Februay.

2 February 2019

New Artist - Tichina Vaughn

We are delighted that American mezzo-soprano Tichina Vaughn has joined our artist roster with exclusive representation in the UK and Eire. Ms. Vaughn is celebrated for her luxuriously rich voice as well as her electrifying stagecraft. She began her career as a member of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program and made her European debut as Mistress Quickly in Falstaff at the Oper Stuttgart. 

Highlights in recent seasons include First Maid Elektra at the Metropolitan Opera; Begonia Der Junge Lord at the Staatstheater Hannover; Filipyevna Eugene Onegin at the Spoleto Festival; and Maria Porgy and Bess  at the Teatro alla Scala. She also performed many roles at the Semperoper Dresden including Klytämnestra Elektra, Die Knuperhexe Hänsel und Gretel, Herodias Salome, Mother Il prigioniero and Brigitta Die tote Stadt, where until the recently she was a principal artist.

In the current season she debuts with English National Opera and Dutch National Opera as Maria in Porgy and Bess, also performing in Caruso a Cuba for the Dutch National Opera, she returns to the Metropolitan Opera as Mère Jeanne Dialogues des Carmélites, and reprises the role of Begonia Der Junge Lord at the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz. 

17 January 2019

Celebrating January at Wigmore Hall

Ailish Tynan returns to Wigmore Hall for a programme of January red letter days - the birthdays of ten composers, five poets, and two great songs, and the deaths of two composers and nine poets. In this programme, devised by Graham Johnson, Ailish performs works by Britten, Wolf and Delibes and others.

Ailish is joined by mezzo-soprano Anna Huntley, baritone Benjamin Appl, bass William Thomas, pianist Graham Johnson, and actor Shalisha James-Davis.

The recital takes place on 24 January.

17 January 2019

Jeni Bern performs in the world premiere of Anthropecene

Jeni Bern makes a long awaited return to Scottish Opera, as Professor Prentice in the world premiere of Anthropecene by Stuart MacRae. The production is directed by Matthew Richardson and conducted by Stuart Stratford. 

Performances take place from 24 January in Glasgow, with further performances in Edinburgh and London, at the Hackney Empire.

Jeni returns to Scottish Opera later this season as First Lady in Sir Thomas Allen's production of The Magic Flute.

11 January 2019

Ailish Tynan performs at Music for Galway's Midwinter Festival

Ailish Tynan performs at Music for Galway's Midwinter Festival - Swansong 'Intimations of Mortality'. She will appear in three concerts over the weekend with pianist Finghn Collins, clarinettist Michael Collins and the Contempo Quartet.

She will sings works written by composers towards the end of their lives, including Strauss Vier letzte lieder, Schubert Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, and Chausson Chanson Perpétuelle

The concerts take place at Town Hall Theatre in Galway from 18 to 20 January.

9 January 2019

Njabulo Madlala makes his debut with the Dutch National Opera

Njabulo Madlala makes his debut with the Dutch National Opera as Jim in James Robinson's production of Porgy and Bess, a role he performed in this production earlier this season for English National Opera. These performances in Amsterdam are conducted by James Gaffigan. 

Performances on: 16, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27, 29, 31 January

6 January 2019

Harry Nicoll perfoms in The Queen of Spades for The Royal Opera

Harry Nicoll returns to The Royal Opera in their winter season as the Major-Domo in Stefan Herheim's stunning new production of The Queen of Spades, conducted by Sir Antonio Pappano.

Performances on: 13, 16, 19, 22, 25, 28 January, 1 February

Later this season Harry returns to The Royal Opera as Missail in the first revival of Richard Jones' production of Boris Godunov.

29 December 2018

Gweneth Ann Rand performs in the US premiere of 4.48 Psychosis

Gweneth Ann Rand revives her pivotal role in the US premiere of Philip Venables award winning opera 4.48 Psychosis. The acclaimed Royal Opera production, directed by Ted Huffman, first seen at the Lyric Hammersmith in 2016 is conducted by William Cole.

Performances take place from 5 to 12 January at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, New York.

20 December 2018

Ailish Tynan performs Viennese Galas with the Manchester Camerata and RSNO

Ailish Tynan performs a series of Viennese Galas to celebrate the New Year. She joins the Manchester Camerata for a concert on New Year's Day, conducted by Hollie Mathieson. The following week she travels further north for three concerts with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conducted by Stephen Bell.

Manchester Camerata
1 January at Bridgwater Hall, Manchester

Royal Scottish National Orchestra
10 - 12 January in Inverness, Dunfermline and Langholm