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20 December 2018

Robyn Lyn Evan performs at the Last Night of the Christmas Proms

Robyn Lyn Evans performs at the Last Night of the Christmas Proms for Raymond Gubbay at Symphony Hall, Birmingham, on 27 December. The programme includes popular arias and duets including O soave fanciulla and Nessun Dorma, as well as well known orchestral pieces.

For this concert Robyn is joined by soprano, Sky Ingram and the London Concert Orchestra, conducted by John Pryce Jones.

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15 December 2018

Trevor Eliot Bowes performs with Bath Philharmonia

Trevor Eliot Bowes performs the Star Bear in Howard Blake's The Bear with Bath Philharmonia, in a double bill with The Snowman, conducted by Jason Thornton. The performance accompanies Raymond Briggs’ iconic animations.

The performance on 22 December takes place at The Forum, Bath.

6 December 2018

Nazan Fikret sings Fiordiligi on a new recording of Così fan tutte

Nazan Fikret sings Fiordiligi on a newly released recording of Così fan tutte released by Rubicon Classics. The recording from a production by the European Opera Centre, with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, is conducted by Laurent Pillot.

Mozart: Così fan tutte
Label: Rubicon 
Code: RCD1026
Release date: 23 November 2018
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The recording recieved 4 stars in a recent review in The Guardian.

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4 December 2018

Ailish Tynan performs Schumann, Schubert and Spohr in Leeds

Ailish Tynan performs a programme of Schumann, Sphor and Schubert, including Die Hirt auf dem Felsen, in a recital as part of the Leeds International Concert Series. She is joined by pianist, Sam Haywood, and Clarinettist, Katherine Spencer.

The performance on 11 December takes place at The Venue, Leeds College of Music and will be recorded for deferred broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in January 2019.

Click here to see a video of Ailish singing Der Hirt auf dem Felsen at Wigmore Hall.

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1 December 2018

Claire Wild & Olivia Ray perform Vivaldi's Gloria in Plymouth

Claire Wild and Olivia Ray perform Vivaldi's Gloria with the University of Plymouth Choral Society and Sinfonia, conducted by Alice Dennis.

The performance on 8 December takes place at the Minster Church of St. Andrew, Plymouth.

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30 November 2018

Linda Richardson perfoms Suor Angelica at the RNCM

Linda Richardson performs the title role in Suor Angelica for the Royal Northern College of Music, where she is a School of Vocal Studies and Opera, Artist in Residence. Linda is peforming the title role as part of an initiative to allow the students to perform side-by-side with established and experienced performers.

Performances take place on 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15 December as part of a double bill with Gianni Schicchi at the RNCM Theatre.

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30 November 2018

Nazan Fikret performs Handel's Messiah in Amsterdam

Nazan Fikret performs Handel's Messiah with the Nederlandse Reisopera on 9 December, at the Theater Carré in Amsterdam.

The performance with the VU-Orkest and Consensus Vocalis is conducted by Nicolas Mansfield.

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29 November 2018

Ailish Tynan performs Handel's Messiah with the Ulster Orchestra

Ailish Tynan performs Handel's Messiah this week with the Ulster Orchestra, conducted by Laurence Cummings.

Performances take place on 6 December at the Guildhall in Derry, with the Condetta Choir, and 7 and 8 December at the Waterfront in Belfast, with the Belfast Philharmonic Choir.

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29 November 2018

Trevor Eliot Bowes performs Handel's Messiah

Trevor Eliot Bowes performs Handel's Messiah this week with the London Handel Festival, conducted by Simon Williams.

The performances takes place on 6 December at St. Geroge's, Hannover Square, with the London Handel Orchestra and Choir of St. George's, Hannover Square.

18 November 2018

Philip Sheffield makes his debut at the Oper Köln

Philip Sheffield makes his debut with the Oper Köln as Rev. Horace Adams in a new production of Peter Grimes, directed by Frederic Wake-Walker, and conducted by Nicholas Collon.

The premiere takes place on 25 November, with futher performances on 28, 30 November, 2, 6, 8 December.

This is Philip's third house debut and second new production of Peter Grimes this year!  

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15 November 2018

Philip Smith performs Giorgio Germont in La traviata

Philip Smith performs Giorgio Germont in La traviata for Devon Opera, directed by Rachael Hewer and conducted by Jonathan Pease.

Performances take place at The Barnfield Theatre, Exeter on 22 November and The Great Hall, Dartington on 24 November.

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2 November 2018

Anthony Flaum performs Gonzalve in L'heure espagnole

Anthony Flaum performs Gonzalve in a new production of Ravel's L'heure espagnole for Mid Wales Opera, directed by Richard Studer and conducted by Jonathan Lyness.

There are 16 performances on tour, between 9 November and 7 December, opening at the Theare Llwyn, Llanfyllin.

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2 November 2018

Ailish Tynan performs Britten's War Requiem in Dublin

Ailish Tynan makes her debut performance of Britten's War Requiem this week at the National Concert Hall in Dublin. The performance features the massed forces of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, RTÉ Concert Orchestra, RTÉ Philharmonic Choir and Choristers of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and is conducted by David Brophy. 

The concert on 9 November will be broadcast live on RTÉ lyric fm.

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20 October 2018

Gweneth Ann Rand returns to English National Opera

Following her success as Aida for English National Opera last season, Gweneth Ann Rand returns to the London Coliseum as Serena in their critically acclaimed new production of Porgy and Bess. The productionsi directed by James Robinson and conducted by John Wilson.

She will perform the role for performances on 27, 31 October and 10 November.

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19 October 2018

Philip Smith performs Don Giovanni for Celebrate Voice

Philip Smith performs the title role in Don Giovanni for the Celebrate Voice Festival in Salisbury. The production is directed by Richard Studer and conducted by Phillip Thomas.

Performances take place at the Medieval Hall, Salisbury on 26, 28, 30 October, 2 November.

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6 October 2018

Owen Gilhooly performs in The Nightingale and the Rose

Owen Gilhooly performs the Sun in the world premiere of John O'Brien's The Nightingale and the Roseinspired by Oscar Wilde’s timeless story. The production is directed by John O'Brien and directed by Anna Tilbrook. 

Performances take place on tour from 13 to 27 October 2018.

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5 October 2018

Njabulo Madlala makes his debut with English National Opera

Njabulo Madlala makes his debut with English National Opera as Jim in their first staging of Porgy and Bess, in a lavish production directed by James Robinson, and conducted by John Wilson. 

Performances on: 11, 13, 17, 19, 24, 26, 27, 29, 31 October, 3, 8, 10, 14, 17 November

Later this season Njabulo returns to ENO as Aeneas in Dido, a co-production with the Unicorn Theatre.

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3 October 2018

Keel Watson and Gweneth Ann Rand join ENO for their Celebratory Concert

Keel Watson performs in excerpts from Akhnaten and Peter Grimes, and Gweneth Ann Rand in an ENO Baylis project based on Aida. The concert, Opera for All, celebrates 50 years of opera at the London Coliseum, the home of English National Opera since 1968.

The performance is directed by Daniel Kramer.