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.