Harry Fehr : Finta in London

November 18, 2016

Harry FehrDirector Harry Fehr will stage La Finta Giardinera with students at the Royal College of Music on November 28, 30, December 2 & 3. The 2013 Buxton Festival production, on which it is based, was much praised: Harry Fehr’s Buxton staging makes a surprisingly strong case for this disregarded piece.” 5 stars The Guardian;  “… in this dazzling, bold and inventive production we have a novel modern setting under Harry Fehr’s direction … ” The Arts Desk. Michael Rosewell, Direcor of Opera at the RCM, conducts.

Sarah Champion - Mezzo Soprano - © Studio 52 - Low resMezzo Sarah Champion makes her main stage English National Opera début this evening jumping in at short notice as Donna Elvira Don Giovanni. Richard Jones’ new production is conducted by Mark Wigglesworth.

Robert Howarth, conductorConductor Robert Howarth will be jumping in to direct The English Concert at The Wigmore Hall on April 26 with Marais, Haydn, Rameau and Mozart. Full details. Howarth last conducted the group for several programmes during their 2015 Buxton Festival residency.

 

Joan Martin-Royo, - baritone - c. A Bofill DSC_4660 - Med resJoan Martín-Royo’s Papageno in Die Zauberflöte at the Teatro Real has received much critical acclaim:

Papageno (played by Joan Martín-Royo –sensational …) Punta Fina, 18 January 2016

Papageno, played with genius by Joan Martín-Royo … El Imparcial, 17 January 2016

Joan Martín-Royo made a perfect Papageno … with a smooth and agile voice and excellent German diction. El Pais, 17 January 2016

You cannot fault the Papageno of Joan Martín – Royo whose voice is perfectly suited to the role of the bird catcher. Opera World, 20 January 2016 

The production by Barrie Kosky and Suzanne Andrade is conducted by Ivor Bolton. Joan will sing further performances on January 22, 24, 26, 28 and 30.

Sarah Champion sings Dorabella

September 18, 2015

Sarah Champion - Mezzo Soprano - © Studio 52 - Low resMezzo 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.

Sarah Fahie, choreographerChoreographer and movement director Sarah Fahie makes her Norwegian début with Oliver Mears’ production of Don Giovanni for Bergen National Opera. The performances on March 14, 16, 18 & 20 are conducted by Rinaldo Alessandrini.

Nicholas Kraemer © Robert Carpenter TurnerConductor Nicholas Kraemer returns to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for the complete Bach Brandenburg Concertos on November 20, 21, 22, 23 & 25. In addition, he will conduct the Civic Orchestra  & Chicago Chorale on November 24 in a programme of Elgar In the South – Alassio and the Mozart Mass in C Minor.

Clemenza_web2Harry Fehr directs La Clemenza di Tito at the Teatru Manoel, Malta. Damiano Binetti conducts the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra for performances on March 20, 21, 22 & 23.

Kraemer back in Belfast

February 4, 2014

Nicholas Kraemer - conductorNicholas Kraemer joins old friends at the Ulster Orchestra for several programmes in Belfast: Mozart, Poulenc & Haydn on February 5, Haydn, Strauss, Danzi & Beethoven on February 9 and Beethoven on February 10.

‘ La Finta Giardiniera by Mozart, at the Buxton festivalHarry Fehr’s Buxton staging, vividly designed by Yannis Thavoris and authoritatively conducted by Nicholas Kraemer, makes a surprisingly strong case for this disregarded piece.’ ***** The Guardian [full review]

in this dazzling, bold and inventive production we have a novel modern setting under Harry Fehr’s direction.’ ‘ Nicholas Kraemer’s conducting of the Northern Chamber Orchestra was wonderfully alert, bringing out the joyful nuances of Mozart’s youthful score, looking ahead to Così and Figaro.’ The Arts Desk [full review]. Performances run until July 21.