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.

 

Samuel Boden
Photo: Marco Borggreve

Tenor Samuel Boden sings Britten Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings with Johannes Hinterholzer, horn, and the Salzburg Camerata under Teodor Currentzis. The performances on October 7 and 9 (am) open the season at the Mozarteum, Salzburg.

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.

Rupert Charlesworth - Tenor c. Benjamin HarteTenor Rupert Charlesworth joins Rachel Eisenhut’s staging of Britten songs and chamber music, The Waves that Reach the Place with their Hands, for Klangundszene at the Theater Rigiblick, Zurich. Performances November 6, 7, & 8.

Samuel Evans

Great reviews for Samuel Evans’ performances in Mahogany Opera’s productions of the Britten Church Parables at Aldeburgh:

“My money, vocally and dramatically, was on baritone Samuel Evans, who nary put a foot wrong”‘The Arts Desk

Samuel Evans was a bold and eloquent Traveller” The Times

“A noble voiced Traveller (Samuel Evans)” Seen and Heard International

Further performances in which Sam sings The Traveller in Curlew River and Ananias/Shadrach in The Burning Fiery Furnace take place at the City of London Festival (July 3-6) and Buxton Festival (July 14 & 15).

Samuel Evans baritoneBaritone Samuel Evans joins the cast of Mahogany Opera’s Britten Church Parables singing the roles of The Traveller in Curlew River and Ananias in The Burning Fiery Furnace. The productions by Frederic Wake-Walker, with Roger Vignoles conducting the Aurora Orchestra, open in St Petersburg on June 6 and tour to the Aldeburgh Festival (June 16-19) the City of London Festival (July 3-6) and the Buxton Festival (July 14-15)

 

See Sarah Fahie’s choreography and movement direction in Richard Jones’ recent critically accalaimed production of Peter Grimes for La Scala at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQshZjo-PxA