tom-greaves-alice-hewkin-and-jack-parker-110406Designer Simon Bejer‘s sets and costumes for Kiki’s Delivery Service can be experienced again  at The Southwark Playhouse, London from August 10 to September 3. Directed by Kate Hewitt, Eiko Kadono’s novels have been adapted by Jessica Siân. You can see images of the show here.“What strikes the audience first as they take their seats is the set design … the set itself opts for both functionality and metaphor as it invokes a sense of playful innocence that is mirrored throughout the rest of the performance.” The Upcoming.

Robert Howarth, conductorConductor Robert Howarth directs Purcell King Arthur with singers from the Advanced Baroque Opera Course at Dartington on August 10. The work is semi-staged by Richard Williams and follows a performance of Great Baroque Sonatas he leads on August 5.

Kraemer directs Cavalli

August 3, 2017

Nicholas Kraemer - conductorConductor Nicholas Kraemer directs the young artists of Opera Neo for a production of Cavalli Giasone. The performances of David Radames Toro’s production are on August 4 and 6 at the Pallisades Presbyterian Church, San Diego.

He Wu - sopranoSoprano He Wu sings Amor in Gluck Orfeo ed Euridice at Longborough Festival Opera on July 29, 30 and August 1 and on August 4 at the Greenwood Theatre, London. Jeremy Silver conducts Maria Jagusz’s production.

Antonio_Salieri_painted_by_Joseph_Willibrord_MählerSoprano Rhiannon Llewellyn sings Contessa Bandiera and mezzo Kate Howden, Carlotta,  in Jeremy Gray’s production of Salieri The School of Jealousy for Bampton Classical Opera conducted by Anthony Kraus. There are performances on July 21 & 22 Bampton, Oxfordshire; August 23 – Westonbirt, Gloucestershire and September 12, St John’s Smith Square, London.

Albert Herring - Bradley Smith as Albert. Credit Robert Workman“… Bradley Smith sheer perfection as Albert Herring … “ Mark Ronan

“Bradley Smith’s interpretation is a masterly vocal and acted portrayal.”  Seen & Heard International

“At its heart is Bradley Smith — warmly believable as the timid Albert … he gilds a character comedy with some really excellent singing, giving Britten’s satire the weight of something real and human.” The Spectator

“Smith’s clear, conversational tenor projected an integrity that made his confusion touching and his final transformation wholly life affirming.” The Arts Desk

 

Benjamin_Britten_in a boatBoth making their festival debuts Bradley Smith sings the title role of Albert Herring and Nicholas Merryweather, Mr Gedge. Francis Matthews’ production is conducted by Justin Doyle with performances on July 8, 12, 15, 19 & 22 at the Buxton International Festival.

 

300px-Sabina-poppaeaThe creative partnership of conductor Nicholas Kraemer and director Harry Fehr rides again. This time with L’Incoronazione di Poppea for Trinity Laban Conservatoire with performances at Blackheath Concert Halls on July 5, 6,  7 & 8.

 

Natalie Murray Beale - conductor - ©Karen Almond 4 hi resWe are delighted to welcome conductor Natalie Murray Beale for General Management and worldwide representation. Australian-Born but UK-based, Murray Beale recently made a critically-acclaimed German Opera début at Theater Bonn with John Adams The Gospel according to the Other Mary directed by Peter Sellars.  “… musically the performance is impressive. The Australian conductor Natalie Murray Beale  brought out the many stylistic facets and colours of the score in both the choir and orchestra.” Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. 

Samuel Boden
Photo: Marco BorggreveTenor Samuel Boden makes his Australian début singing the title role of Rameau Pigmalion with Pinchgut Opera. Crystal Manich directs the production and the performances on June 15, 17, 18 & 20 at the City Recital Hall, Sydney are conducted by Erin Helyard.