Cyndia Sieden records Rasmussen

Cyndia Sieden provides incredible soprano pyrotechnics in Sunlief Rasmussen’s  Symphony No 2′ The Earth Anew ‘. On the Da Capo Records release she is joined by The Academic Male Voice Choir of Helsinki, Male Voice Choir Muntra Musikanter, the Helsinki Philharmonic and Bo Skovus under the baton of John Storgårds.

New season, new artists

We are pleased to announce that we launch the 16/17 season with several additions to our list of artists. Chinese soprano He Wu and Australian mezzo-soprano Kate Howden join us from the National Opera Studio alongside British soprano Rosanne Havel and dramatic mezzo Helen Anne Gregory. All are represented Worldwide for General Management.

Rhiannon Llewellyn LPO debut

Rhiannon Llewellyn, sopranoSoprano Rhiannon Llewellyn will make her début appearance with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Vladimir Jurowski singing the Eva Turner part in Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music. The performance will be part of the LPO’s Shakespeare 400 Gala at the Royal Festival Hall on April 23.

Cyndia Sieden premieres new Rasmussen work

Cyndia Sieden - sopranoSoprano Cyndia Sieden gives the World Premiere of Sunlief Rasmussen Symphony No. 2 ‘The Earth Anew’ with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra / John Storgårds on September 9 and 10. A recording of the work will be released on the Da Capo label. View the live web stream on September 10 at 19:00 (EEST, BST + 1) at www.helsinkikanava.fi

Competition win for Rhiannon Llewellyn

Rhiannon Llewellyn, sopranoSoprano Rhiannon Llewellyn has won First Prize at the Patricia Routledge National English Song Competition. Run by the Association of English Singers and Speakers, the competition requires candidates to perform poetry or prose as well as art songs to English texts. Previous winners include soprano Helen-Jane Howells.

Soprano Rhiannon Llewellyn joins CPM

Rhiannon Llewellyn, sopranoWe are delighted to welcome soprano Rhiannon Llewellyn to CPM. Just finishing her studies, Rhiannon garnered critical acclaim for her recent interpretation of Anne Trulove in The Rakes Progress at the Royal Academy of Music “Rhiannon Llewellyn had all you could want – clear, accurate high notes especially – as a tender but spirited Anne Trulove” The Observer.

This summer she joins Garsington Opera singing the role of The Lace Seller and English Lady in Death in Venice and covers Anna in Intermezzo.

Recognition for Under Milk Wood

John Metcalfe’s Under Milk Wood – in which soprano Helen-Jane Howells created the roles of Gossamer Beynon, Lily Smalls and Mrs Pugh –  was chosen as one of The Guardian’s Top Ten Operas of 2014. In addition, the work is a finalist in the World Premiere category of The Opera Awards 2015.

Helen-Janes Howells Under Milk Wood

Helen-Jane Howells - soprano - c. P Foster Williams 043 - Hi resSoprano Helen-Jane Howells takes the roles of Gossamer Beynon, Lily Smalls and Mrs Pugh in the world premier of John Metcalfe’s opera Under Milk Wood. A co-production between Taliesin Arts Centre (Swansea), Le Chien qui Chante (Quebec) and Companion Star (New York) performances take place on April 3, 4, 5 – Swansea; 8 – Aberystwyth, 11 & 12 – Cardiff & 15 – Caernarfon. The tour is part of the Dylan Thomas 100 Festival. Keith Turnbull directs and Wyn Davies conducts. Read Helen-Jane’s blog (complete with cute puppy pic) here.