Waterperry Fairy QueenDesigner Simon Bejer provides sets and costumes and Soprano Rhiannon Llewellyn sings Tytania for Waterperry Opera’s The Fairy Queen directed by Ruth Mariner and conducted by William Cole. There are performances on July 26, 27 & 28th (m) in Oxfordshire.

GUY CUTTING tenor © Ben McKee hi res 8509Tenor Guy Cutting joins the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment for a programme of Purcell Odes at the Musikfestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci on June 8 with Laurence Cummings conducting.

Kate Howder - Mezzo soprano c.Robert WorkmanAt the Ojai Festival, California, mezzo Kate Howden sings Mark Anthony Turnage Twice through the Heart with Ludwig conducted by Edo Frenkel on June 6 and Stravinsky Pulcinella on June 9 with the ensemble and Barbara Hannigan conducting. They reprise the Stravinsky at the Aldeburgh Festival on June 22.

Harry Fehr, Director - Orlando 5 - Scottish Opera - c. Richard CampbellHarry Fehr makes his US début directing Handel Orlando at San Francisco Opera with performances on June 9, 15, 18, 21 & 27. Originally a Scottish Opera production, the staging has also had success at Welsh National Opera “This is Handel with a modern audience in mind: emotional, direct, confronting.” The Spectator.

Samuel Boden
Photo: Marco BorggreveTenor Samuel Boden  sings the Narrator in Thomas Larcher The Hunting Gun at the Aldeburgh Festival on June 7 & 9. Next season his opera highlights include Anthony Sweeney Todd for Bergen National Opera and the title role of Monteverdi L’Orfeo with the Nederlandse Reisopera

GUY CUTTING tenor © Ben McKee hi res 8509Guy Cutting joins Collegium Vocale Gent and Philippe Herreweghe for the first time touring a programme devised from Monteverdi’s Eighth book of madrigals, Un giro de begl’occhi, with performances on May 3 – Amsterdam; 4 – Aranjuez; 5 – Udeba; 7 – Luxemburg; 8 – Gent; 10 – Paris and 11 – Ludwigsburg.

On his recent performance with the American Bach Soloists the San Francisco Classical Voice commented: “… the stunning British tenor Guy Cutting … was not only the lead character in the Passion proceedings but also the absolute gem of this performance … Cutting’s subtle delivery and clear diction were a joy and a delight.”

 

GUY CUTTING tenor © Ben McKee hi res 8509Tenor Guy Cutting features on Delphian Records’ recently-released disc of Gabriel Jackson’s  The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ with the Choir of Merton College, Oxford and the Oxford Contemporary Sinfonia under Benjamin Nicholas.  “Guy Cutting sings all this intense music with terrific commitment and emotional engagement…His voice is ideal for the music, not least on account of his great clarity of tone and diction, and he communicates vividly with the listener.” MusicWeb International.

Samuel Boden Photo: Marco BorggreveTenor Samuel Boden makes his début at the Staatsoper Hamburg singing Boy and Young King in Katie Mitchell’s production of George Benjamin Lessons in Love and Violence. Opening on April 7 with further performances on April 10, 13 and 18 conducted by Kent Nagano. The production then moves to Opéra de Lyon  for performance on May 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24 & 26 conducted by Alexandre Bloch. “… lustrous honeyed lines in the final scenes for the high-tenor role of the Son (who becomes Edward III), beautifully delivered by Samuel Boden.” The Guardian. Samuel Boden is inspired casting as the Boy, growing up to be King”.  Financial Times

GUY CUTTING tenor © Ben McKee hi res 8509Tenor Guy Cutting sings Evangelist in the St Matthew Passion with the American Bach Soloists under Jeffrey Thomas with performances on March 22, 23, 24 & 25 in the San Francisco Bay area. Details here.

Kate Howder - Mezzo soprano c.Robert WorkmanMezzo Kate Howden sings Gypsy Songs by Stephen Dodgson on Chamber Music Volume 4 to be released on March 15 by Toccata Classics. Listen here.  Later this season Kate takes the title role of Dodgson’s opera Margaret Catchpole: Two Worlds Apart to be performed and recorded at Snape Maltings on July 5.