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19th to 23rd July 2017

Saturday Concert

Saturday July 22nd 2017 - 20h30


MADAMA BUTTERFLY - An opera in two acts by Giacomo Puccini


Please note the programme may be subject to change

Elizabeth Roberts Elizabeth Roberts (soprano)

Elizabeth Roberts studied at Newcastle University & English National Opera’s young artist course. Extensive oratorio performances keep her busy throughout the UK & overseas, including Rome (works by Bach, Mozart, Brahms), Spoleto (Vaughan Williams) & Darmstadt (Vaughan Williams). In 2012 she performed Carmina Burana in Beijing with the Peking Sinfonietta.

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Marie Elliott Marie Elliott (mezzo-soprano)

Marie was born in Devon. She studied at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama & on the Royal Academy Opera Course where she graduated with Distinction & was awarded the DipRAM.

Opera roles include Bradamante (Alcina) & Olga (Eugene Onegin) for English Touring Opera, Genevieve (Pelléas et Mélisande) for Independent Opera at Sadler’s Wells, Disinganno (Il Trionfo) for The Classical Opera Company, Oronte (La Fida Ninfa) & Licida (L'Olimpiade) for La Serenissima in Venice, Israel & the Bath & Buxton.

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Alexander James Edwards Alexander James Edwards (tenor)

Alexander James Edwards began singing as a chorister at St Paul’s Cathedral, continuing his studies at the Royal Northern College of Music & the Royal Academy of Music. 

Alexander’s concert engagements have included Rossini's Stabat Mater with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Gounod St Cecilia Mass with the Huddersfield Choral Society & opera galas with The City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Russian State Symphony Orchestra & Royal Philharmonic Orchesta, Classical Open Air Concerts at Leeds Castle & over 70 performances of Verdi’s Requiem.

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Jan Capinski Jan Capinski (baritone)

Originally from Poland, Jan studied at the Academy of Music in Krakow before moving on to the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff. He is also an alumnus of British Youth Opera & ENO Opera Works. He has performed named roles for the likes of Scottish Opera, Garsington Opera, English Touring Opera & Wexford Festival Opera. Outside the opera house he can be found recording his colleagues, blogging, kayaking on the Thames, playing board games, or back home hiking in the Polish mountains.

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Harry Ogg Harry Ogg (Conductor)

International Opera Awards Young Artist Bursary holder & twice-winner of the Brenda Charters Conducting Scholarship, conductor Harry Ogg is highly acclaimed in both opera & concert repertoire. His most notable projects include The Turn of the Screw for Opera Holland Park & a recording of Britten’s World War Two Radio Plays with the Hallé Orchestra for NMC. In the 2016-2017 season, Harry will conduct performances of Don Giovanni for Opera Holland Park, opera scenes with postgraduate students at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Dvorak’s Seventh Symphony with the Tonhalle Orchestra...

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