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    News of YOUNG ARTISTS who have sung at Bury Court Opera

    Nov 14, 2012

    YOUNG ARTISTS who have sung at Bury Court Opera (in alphabetical order) Laurie Ashworth (concert 2012) sang the solo role in Bob Chilcott’s The Angry Planet in the 2012 Proms. Nicolas Darmanin (Prince Ramiro – La Cenerentola 2012) is one of only two tenors to be accepted by the prestigious National Opera Studio for 2012-13. Ilona Domnich (Gilda – Rigoletto 2011 and Tatyana – Eugene Onegin 2013) will both cover and perform the role of Rosina (The Barber of Seville) at English National Opera in 2013. She has performed Poulenc’s solo opera La Voix Humaine at Queen Elizabeth [...]

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    2013 March ‘Eugene Onegin’ by Tchaikovsky

    May 04, 2012

    Forth coming Opera Eugene Oneginis a well-known example of lyric opera; the libretto very closely follows Pushkin’s original, retaining much of his poetry, to which Tchaikovsky adds music of a dramatic nature. The story concerns a selfish hero who lives to regret his blasé rejection of a young woman’s love and his careless incitement of a fatal duel with his best friend. Director: Sebastian Harcombe Music Director: Simon Over Cast: Onegin – Gerard Collett Tatyana – Ilona Domnich (Anastasia Prokofieva will sing the role of Tatyana on Tuesday March 12th) Lensky – Andrew Dickinson Olga – Martha Jones [...]

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    2012 ‘La Cenerentola’ by Rossini

    Jan 01, 2012

    After our successful transition to down-scaled “Grand Opera” with Rigoletto in 2011 (…..”the casting was superb…….Gilda was sung with stunning acuity by Ilona Domnich…..a well thought-out production that rose beyond the limitations of the space” – Opera Now) we tackled Rossini comedy, an even greater challenge both dramatically and musically, with Cenerentola in March 2012. The audiences for the most part enjoyed Andy Staples’ 1950′s TV sitcom setting, and cast and chorus put everything into the production vocally and with some notably hysterical moments, but the critics’ response was amazingly polarised. On the one hand Hugh Canning (S.Times) – who [...]

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