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April Newsletter

We are very sad to announce the untimely death on 3rd March of our great friend‚ the designer‚ Benoît Dugardyn. This month his work can be seen in Anna Bolena at Canadian Opera Company in Toronto.

They will be singing...

Rebecca Bottone Sophia The Mother Mahogany Opera Group 2018
Emma Carrington Rossweisse Die Walküre Royal Opera House 2018
Emma Carrington Third Lady The Magic Flute Welsh National Opera 2019
Richard Burkhard Lieutenant Horstmayer Silent Night Opera North 2018
Stephen Richardson Dansker Billy Budd Rome Opera 2018
Stephen Richardson The General Silent Night Opera North 2018

And Choreographing...

Denni Sayers Siegfried Lyric Opera Chicago 2018

Sopranos

Rebecca Bottone
Sophia The Mother Mahogany Opera Group – 25th
Elizabeth Cragg
Naiad Ariadne auf Naxos Scottish Opera – 5th & 7th
Zerbinetta Ariadne auf Naxos Scottish Opera Unwrapped – 6th
Noa Danon
Lucille Dantons Tod Theater Magdeburg – 2nd & 24th
Duchess Powder Her Face Theater Magdeburg – 6th‚ 19th & 29th
Gillian Keith
Miss Spink Coraline Royal Opera House – 3rd – 7th
Bach Cantatas for Soprano Armonico Consort – 16th
Alexander’s Feast Cranbrook Choral Society – 28th
Janis Kelly
Marcellina The Marriage of Figaro English National Opera – 4th – 14th
Masterclass‚ Opera Prelude – 17th

Mezzo Sopranos

Lucia Cervoni
Amneris Aida Theater Magdeburg – 8th
Yvonne Howard
Queen of the Fairies Iolanthe English National Opera – 7th
Heather Lowe
Page Salome Opera North – 19th‚ 22nd‚ 25th & 29th
Heather Shipp
Flora La Traviata English National Opera – 3rd – 13th

Tenors

Robert Burt
Peachum The Beggar’s Opera Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord and Les Arts Florissants – 20th – 28th
Christopher Gillett
Triquet Eugene Onegin Scottish Opera – 27th & 29th
John Graham Hall
Grand Inquisitor Il Prigioniero Oper Stuttgart – 26th & 29th
Rafael Rojas
Radamès Aida Staatsoper Hannover – 14th – 28th

Baritones

Ben McAteer
Earl Mountararat Iolanthe English National Opera –7th
Count Le nozze di Figaro Irish National Opera – 13th – 21st
Haydn’s Creation Stirling City Choir – 15th
Richard Suart
Pangloss Candide Toronto Symphony Orchestra – 26th & 28th

Basses

Matthew Hargreaves
Citizen of Vienna Amadeus The National Theatre – 2nd – 24th

Conductors

Stephen Barlow
Concert Psappha Ensemble – 20th (The Stoller Hall)
Carl Davis
Love Stories from the Silver Screen Philharmonia Orchestra – 8th (The Marlowe Theatre‚ Canterbury)
Dane Lam
Concert‚ Xi’an Symphony Orchestra – 14th
Matthew Kofi Waldren
The Marriage of Figaro English National Opera – 12th

Directing

Olivia Fuchs
Opera Sparks‚ Scottish Opera Connect – 7th

Choreographing

Denni Sayers
Francesca da Rimini Teatro alla Scala‚ Milan – 15th – 29th

Designing

Benoit Dugardyn
Anna Bolena Canadian Opera Company – 28th
Leslie Travers
Francesca da Rimini Teatro alla Scala‚ Milan – 15th – 29th

Sign Interpreter

Wendy Ebsworth
The Marriage of Figaro English National Opera – 12th

In Rehearsals

Alison Langer Violetta La Traviata Opera Holland Park (Christine Collins Young Artist Programme)
Richard Burkhard Speaker Die Zauberflöte Garsington Opera
Nicholas Lester Guglielmo Cosi fan tutte Opera Holland Park
Simon Thorpe Holländer Der fliegende Holländer Longborough Festival Opera
Jonathan Best Lesbo Agrippina The Grange Festival
Matthew Hargreaves Frosch Die Fledermaus Diva Opera
Stephen Richardson Dansker Billy Budd Rome Opera
Dane Lam Cosi fan tutte Opera Holland Park
Matthew Kofi Waldren La Traviata Opera Holland Park
Lynne Hockney Un ballo in maschera Grange Park Opera
Lauren Poulton Die Fledermaus Diva Opera
Denni Sayers The Ring Cycle San Francisco Opera
Leslie Travers Werther Opéra National de Lorraine‚ Nancy