Budding composers can enter the inaugural competition for a new Christmas carol lauched by The Times.  David Hill will conduct the winning entry, performed by The Bach Choir, at Cadogan Hall, London on December 8. Read more at http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/public/competitions/article3089105.ece. Hill’s fellow judges are The Times chief music critic, Richard Morrision and Andrew Riley, of The Times Register and News International Choir.

Joan Martín-Royo as Dalí

A great success for Joan Martín-Royo creating the title role in Xavier Benguerel’s Yo!, Dalí at the Teatro de la Zarzuela, Madrid:

“Joan Martín-Royo as Dalí is in a splendid vocal form and also delivers a generous and very well worked-out acting performance”.
La Vanguardia

“The role of Salvador Dalí was very well performed by Catalan baritone Joan Martín-Royo, a splendid actor. His voice was by far the one of highest quality of the whole cast”.
Music Web International

Joan was inspired casting as the eccentric surrealist as he holds a degree History of Art and Music from the University of. The production can be seen at the Liceu, Barcelona this autumn.