Opera director Harry Fehr has been nominated for a Manchester Theatre Award 2015 in the Best Opera category for his production of Cosi fan tutte for Clonter Opera in July 2015. All will be revealed at the awards ceremony on March 4.
Mezzo Sarah Champion will sing Dorabella Cosi fan Tutte for Scottish Opera’s small scale tour on September 24 (Stirling), 26 (Helensburgh), 29 (Ayr), October 1 (Kelso), 3 (Dundee), 6 (Elgin), 8 (Ellon), 10 (Aboyne), 13 (Kirkwall), 15 (Wick) and 17 (Inverness). Claire Haslin is music director for Lissa Lorenzo’s new production.
“Harry Fehr proves that it is far from necessary to utilise a single mobile phone or video projection to produce a conceptually clever, brilliantly dynamic and ultimately relevant evening for a twenty-first century audience …” Music OMH
“This hidden gem of a production, tucked away in a London park, is the best thing I have seen all year … the entire opera unfolds in the manner of an eighteenth-century Truman Show. It is a brilliant idea, apt yet unsettling, and it succeeds on every level … this production of Cosi fan tutte is a total triumph …” Classical Source
“Perceptive details are equally abundant in Harry Fehr’s bone-china staging of Cosi fan tutte.” The Independent
“This is a polished and pacey display, buffed to perfection by director Harry Fehr” The Stage
Further performances at Opera Holland Park to July 7 – http://www.operahollandpark.com/
“Harry Fehr proves that it is far from necessary to utilise a single mobile phone or video projection to produce a conceptually clever, brilliantly dynamic and ultimately relevant evening for a twenty-first century audience. … This Così fan tutte may be a laugh a minute, but it is also remarkably bitter sweet, and all the more effective for being so.” Music OMH **** – http://www.musicomh.com/opera/ohp-cosi_0612.htm . ” This is a polished and pacey display, buffed to perfection by Harry Fehr. “ The Stage http://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/review.php/36448/cosi-fan-tutte
Stage Director Harry Fehr’s production of Cosi fan Tutte for Opera Holland Park, London opens on June 8 with further performances on June 13, 16, 18, 21, 24(m), July 4 & 7. Full details … Coming up are Harry’s productions of Cendrillon for Blackheath Halls Community Opera; Craig Armstong’s The Lady of the Sea at the Edinburgh Festival and Die Fliegende Holländer for Scottish Opera.
We are delighted to announce that British baritone Samuel Evans joins CPM for General Management. Having recently made his Paris opera début at the Opéra Comique singing Killian in the Berlioz realisation of Der Freischütz under the baton of Sir John Eliot Gardiner, he will reprise the role for his BBC Proms début on September 9.
On May 25 Sam was awarded the 2011 Association of English Singers and Speakers’ Patricia Routledge English Song Prize. He recently gave a recital of Fauré, Schubert, Ravel and Finzi at St John’s Smith Square and his forthcoming appearance at the Peak Festival includes Beethoven’s An die ferne Geliebte.
Sam is currently in his final year of the Opera Course at the Royal College of Music. He took the role of Garibaldo in Rodelinda as part of the 2011 London Handel Festival and will sing Don Alfonso in Cosi fan Tutte at the Britten Theatre on June 27, 29, July 1 & 4. Forthcoming concert engagements include performances of Bach, Handel, Mozart, Schumann, Brahms and Duruflé.
More information at http://www.samuelevansbaritone.com/