CJohn Lattimore - countertenorountertenor John Lattimore will make his German opera début in Purcell The Fairy Queen for Theater Bremen. The production by Robert Lehniger is conducted by Olof Boman and performances will take place at Theater am Goetheplatz, Bremen on May 21, 30, June 1, 11, 14, 23, 25, 27 & July 1.

Helen-Jane Howells - soprano - c. P Foster Williams 043 - Hi resPurcell specialist Helen-Jane Howells sings The Fairy Queen in a new production by Julia Burbach in the charming rural setting of Bury Court Opera. Simon Over conducts The South Bank Sinfonia. Performances February 22, 26 & March 1.

Tenor Samuel Boden will make his Glyndebourne début on July 20 in Purcell’s The Fairy Queen with performances to August 26. Full details of Jonathan Kent’s production conducted by Laurence Cummings can be found at http://glyndebourne.com/production/fairy-queen. The performance on July 22 will be broadcast online at 18.00 BST.

Robert Howarth conducts and Samuel Boden sings in The Fairy Queen  at Theater St Gallen from Saturday March 10. http://www.theatersg.ch/spielplan/fairy-queen. The production incorporates excerpts from A Midsummer Night’s Dream (in German)

And the winners are …

October 14, 2010

Congratulations to Two CPM artists who feature on winning discs at the 2010 Gramophone Awards: Cyndia Sieden with her portrayal as Ariel in Thomas Adès The Tempest on EMI and Helen-Jane Howells as Eve in the DVD of Glyndebourne’s production of The Fairy Queen on Opus Arte. 

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For many, the most memorable writing in The Tempest comes attached to Ariel’s vocal high-wire act. Few coloratura sopranos are able to dispatch it like Cyndia Sieden, whose sound lends special colour to the performance” Gramophone

Helen-Jane Howells will be singing the role of Amore in L’Incoronazione di Poppea for Glyndebourne on Tour between October 23 and December 2.

New signing

March 3, 2010

We are delighted to announce the addition of soprano Helen-Jane  Howells to our list. Following successful performances as Eve in Jonathan Kent’s production of  The Fairy Queen at Glyndebourne and with Les Arts Florissants at the Opéra Comique and Caen, Helen-Jane will tour with the show to Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York later in March. Her other projects include appearances with The Academy of Ancient Music and Florilegium before returning to Glyndebourne as Amor L’Incoronazione di Poppea for their autumn tour. More …