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21 September 2018

Trevor Eliot Bowes performs in Salome for ENO

Trevor Eliot Bowes performs A Cappadocian in Salome for English National Opera's at the London Coliseum. The new production is directed by Adena Jacobs and conducted by Martyn Brabbins.

There are performances from 28 September until 23 October.

14 September 2018

Ailish Tynan performs Schumann, Schubert, Spohr and Brahms

Ailish Tynan makes her debut appearance at the Solent Music Festival on 22 September in a programme of Schumann, Sphor and Schubert, including Die Hirt auf dem Felsen. She is joined by pianist, Sam Haywood, and Clarinettist, Katherine Spencer.

On 23 September Ailish will perform Brahms Ein deutsches requiem in the final concert of the Hatfield House Chamber Music Festival, with Ben McAteer, the Faust Chamber Orchestra and Hertfordshire Chorus, conducted by Mark Austin.

14 September 2018

Linda Richardson returns to Welsh National Opera

Following acclaimed performances in Madama Butterfly, Linda Richardson returns to Welsh National Opera this autumn as Violetta in their classic production of La traviata. The original production is directed by Sir David McVicar (revived by Sarah Crisp) and conducted by James Southall.

Performances take place from 21 September until the end of November, opening in Cardiff before touring.

27 August 2018

Trevor Eliot Bowes performs in Paul Bunyan for ENO

Trevor Eliot Bowes performs Ben Benny in English National Opera's production of Paul Bunyan at Wilton's Music Hall. The new production is directed by Jamie Manton and conducted by Matthew Kofi Waldren.

The limited run of six performances opens on 3 September.

25 August 2018

Keel Watson performs at the BBC Proms

Keel Watson performs at the BBC Proms as the Usher in Gilbert and Sullivan's Trial by Jury at the newly-restored Alexandra Palace Theatre. The semi-staged performance with the BBC Concert Orchestra and BBC Singers is conducted by Jane Glover, and directed by Jack Furness.

The performance on is sold but will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 at 3pm on 1 September and will be available afterwards to listen again on the BBC website.

12 August 2018

Sarah Redgwick and Robyn Lyn Evans perform with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Sarah Redgwick and Robyn Lyn Evans join the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by John Rigby, for an evening of popular classics. The 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1 will also be marked with musical performances on the night. There will also be a spectacular fireworks grand finale.

The free concert takes place on 19 August at Newham Central Park.

5 August 2018

Philip Smith makes his debut at the Three Choirs Festival

Philip Smith makes his debut at the Three Choirs Festival in a perfrmance of Cecilia McDowall's Stabat Mater. The morning concert with the Three Chorirs Festival Youth Choir and the English Symphony Orchestra is conducted by Peter Nardone, and takes place at Hereford Cathedral on 4 August.

29 July 2018

Gweneth Ann Rand and Keel Watson perform in Toscatastrophe!

Gweneth Ann Rand and Keel Watson perform Tosca and Scarpia in Toscatastrophe!, as part of the Tête à Tête Opera Festival 2018. With a lousy orchestration by Timothy Burke and direction by the totally inept Bill Bankes-Jones, this is surely a performance you don't want to miss!

This free event takes place at Lewis Cubitt Square, London on 10 August.

21 July 2018

Ailish Tynan performs at Lake District Summer Music

Ailish Tynan is delighted to be making two appearances at Lake District Summer Music this season. The first, is the opening concert of the festival with the Northern Chamber Orchestra where she will perform Mozart's Plasmator Deus and Exsultate Jubilate.

The second concert is with pianist Simon Lepper, for a programme including works by Brahms, Barber and Schubert, including Der Hirt auf dem Felsen.

21 July 2018

Robyn Lyn Evans performs Pinkerton for West Green House Opera

Robyn Lyn Evans performs Pinkerton in a new production of Madama Butterfly for West Green House Opera, directed by, Richard Studer and conducted by Jonathan Lyness.

Performances take place on 26 and 28 July.

18 July 2018

New Artist - Trevor Eliot Bowes

We are delighted to announce that bass Trevor Eliot Bowes has joined our roster. Trevor was born in Victoria, Canada and studied at the University of Toronto, the Banff Centre for the Arts, the Britten-Pears Young Artists Programme and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. He is currently one of Barbara Hannigan’s Equilibrium Young Artists.

In recent seasons appearances include house debuts as José Castro La fanciulla del West and Policeman Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk for English National Opera, Silvano Un ballo in maschera for Grange Park Opera, and Der Lakai Ariadne auf Naxos for Opera Holland Park, and Boots and Footman Der Rosenkavalier for Glyndebourne.

Future plans include Ben Benny Paul Bunyan and A Cappadocian Salome for English National Opera, and Father Trulove The Rake’s Progress with the Münchner Philharmoniker, conducted by Barbara Hannigan.

17 July 2018

Peter Selwyn conducts The Rape of Lucretia at Grimeborn

Peter Selwyn conducts Benjamin Britten's first chamber opera, The Rape of Lucretia, for Grimeborn at the Arcola Theatre. The new production, directed by Julia Burbach, features Bethan Langford and Benjamin Lewis as Lucretia and Tarquinius.

Performances take from 24 July until 4 August.

14 July 2018

Njabulo Madlala makes his debut with the Minnesota Orchestra

Njabulo Madlala makes his debut with the Minnesota Orchestra for a series of performances of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, conducted by Osmo Vänskä. 

Performances take place in in Minnesota (21 July) as well as Soweto (17 August) and Johannesburg (18 August).

13 July 2018

Anthony Flaum and Philip Smith perform in Madame Butterfly

Anthony Flaum and Philip Smith perform Pinkerton and Sharpless in Madame Butterfly for Iford Arts, the final opera production to be performed in their current home at Iford Manor. The new production is directed by Bruno Ravella and conducted by Thomas Blunt.

Anthony last performed at Iford as Rodolfo in La bohème and Philip as Figaro in The Barber of Seville, both in the 2017 season.

Performances of Madam Butterfly take place on 21, 24, 26, 28, 31 July, 2, 4, August.

6 July 2018

Harry Nicoll and Richard Roberts perform in Ariadne auf Naxos

Harry Nicoll and Richard Roberts perform Tanzmeister and Scaramuccio in Ariadne auf Naxos for Longborough Festival Opera. The new production is directed by Alan Privett and conducted by Anthony Negus.

Harry last performed at Longborough as Don Basilio in their 2016 production of Le nozze di Figaro and Richard in 2014, as Spoletta in Tosca.

Performances oftake place on 13, 15, 17, 19, 21 July.

2 July 2018

Ben Thapa performs in Idomeneo at the Buxton Festival

Ben Thapa performs in Arbace in Idomeneo, at the Buxton International Festival with the Buxton Festival Chorus and Northern Chamber Orchestra. The new production is directed by Stephen Medcalf and conducted by Nicholas Kok.

Performances take place on 8, 11, 14, 19, 21 July. Ben also covers the title role.