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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Benjamin Britten - Spring 04

Britten’s playful score enhances the magic of the original drama and includes a chorus of mischievous fairies, who will be played by eight local children in each town ETO visits.

Director 
James Conway
Conductor 
Michael Rosewell
Designer 
Joanna Parker

ETO’s first production of Britten’s haunting version of Shakespeare’s play was a remarkable one, showing an ambitious company ready for new challenges. Michael Rosewell, an acclaimed Britten interpreter, conducted an assured performance from the ETO orchestra, and from soloists including Jonathan Peter Kenny and Rebecca Bottone as Oberon and Tytania, and Andrew Slater as Bottom. James Conway’s production, designed by Joanna Parker and Aidenn Malone, was nominated for an RPS Award (and ETO first); it registered all the unease of this opera, in a forest world as menacing as enchanting. At each stop on tour the cast were joined by a different chorus of local children as faeries.

It’s (ETO’s) new staging of Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is wonderful beyond words.

The Independent

Showing At

  1. Hackney Empire
    12th Mar 2004 - 7:30 pm
  2. The Orchard
    17th Mar 2004 - 7:30 pm
  3. Buxton Opera House
    26th Mar 2004 - 7:30 pm
  4. Cambridge Arts Theatre
    30th Mar 2004 - 7:30 pm
  5. Cambridge Arts Theatre
    2nd Apr 2004 - 7:30 pm
  6. Hall for Cornwall, Truro
    8th Apr 2004 - 7:30 pm
  7. The Hawth, Crawley
    14th Apr 2004 - 7:30 pm
  8. Snape Maltings Concert Hall
    17th Apr 2004 - 7:30 pm
  9. Malvern Theatres
    21st Apr 2004 - 7:30 pm
  10. Malvern Theatres
    24th Apr 2004 - 7:30 pm
  11. Exeter Northcott Theatre
    27th Apr 2004 - 7:30 pm
  12. Exeter Northcott Theatre
    28th Apr 2004 - 7:30 pm
  13. Exeter Northcott Theatre
    1st May 2004 - 7:30 pm
  14. Lighthouse, Poole
    5th May 2004 - 7:30 pm
  15. The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil
    8th May 2004 - 7:30 pm
  16. Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield
    12th May 2004 - 7:30 pm
  17. Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
    15th May 2004 - 7:30 pm
  18. Warwick Arts Centre
    19th May 2004 - 7:30 pm
  19. Warwick Arts Centre
    22nd May 2004 - 7:30 pm
  20. Gala Theatre, Durham
    26th May 2004 - 7:30 pm
  21. Perth Festival, Perth Concert Hall
    29th May 2004 - 7:30 pm
  22. Bath Festival
    2nd Jun 2004 - 7:30 pm
  1. Hackney Empire — 12th Mar 2004 - 7:30 pm

    291 Mare Street, Hackney, E8 1EJ

  2. The Orchard — 17th Mar 2004 - 7:30 pm

  3. Buxton Opera House — 26th Mar 2004 - 7:30 pm

    Water Street, SK17 6XN

  4. Cambridge Arts Theatre — 30th Mar 2004 - 7:30 pm

    6 St Edward's Passage, Cambridge, CB2 3PJ

  5. Cambridge Arts Theatre — 2nd Apr 2004 - 7:30 pm

    6 St Edward's Passage, Cambridge, CB2 3PJ

  6. Hall for Cornwall, Truro — 8th Apr 2004 - 7:30 pm

    Back Quay, Truro, TR1 2LL

  7. The Hawth, Crawley — 14th Apr 2004 - 7:30 pm

    Hawth Avenue, Crawley, RH10 6YZ

  8. Snape Maltings Concert Hall — 17th Apr 2004 - 7:30 pm

    Aldeburgh Music, Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape, Suffolk, IP17 1SP

  9. Malvern Theatres — 21st Apr 2004 - 7:30 pm

    Malvern Theatres, Grange Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3HB

  10. Malvern Theatres — 24th Apr 2004 - 7:30 pm

    Malvern Theatres, Grange Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3HB

  11. Exeter Northcott Theatre — 27th Apr 2004 - 7:30 pm

    Exeter Northcott, Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QB

  12. Exeter Northcott Theatre — 28th Apr 2004 - 7:30 pm

    Exeter Northcott, Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QB

  13. Exeter Northcott Theatre — 1st May 2004 - 7:30 pm

    Exeter Northcott, Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QB

  14. Lighthouse, Poole — 5th May 2004 - 7:30 pm

    Kingland Road, Poole, BH15 1UG

  15. The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil — 8th May 2004 - 7:30 pm

  16. Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield — 12th May 2004 - 7:30 pm

    55 Norfolk Street, Sheffield, S1 1DA

  17. Wolverhampton Grand Theatre — 15th May 2004 - 7:30 pm

    Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1DE

  18. Warwick Arts Centre — 19th May 2004 - 7:30 pm

    University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL

  19. Warwick Arts Centre — 22nd May 2004 - 7:30 pm

    University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL

  20. Gala Theatre, Durham — 26th May 2004 - 7:30 pm

    1 Millennium Place, Town Centre, Durham, DH1 1WA

  21. Perth Festival, Perth Concert Hall — 29th May 2004 - 7:30 pm

    Mill Street, Perth, PH1 5HZ

  22. Bath Festival — 2nd Jun 2004 - 7:30 pm

James Conway

James Conway

Director

General Director of ETO, James Conway has directed 24 new productions and 4 revivals for the company, including Donizetti’s The Siege of Calais (to be revived in 2015), Maria Stuarda and Anna Bolena and Handel’s Alcina, Ariodante, Teseo, Tolomeo, Flavio, Xerxes and Agrippina. Other notable ETO productions include Eugene Onegin, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Simon Boccanegra, The Emperor of Atlantis and the world première of Alexander Goehr’s Promised End. For RCM he directed L’incoronazione di Poppea and Le nozze di Figaro, and for the Canadian Opera Company Don Giovanni. His production of The Cunning Little Vixen is in repertory at the Moravian National Theatre in Janacek’s home city of Brno. He has written original libretti for 2 operas and translations for 5 others, as well as several works of fiction; his most recent translation was last season’s Agrippina. Upcoming productions include Giulio Cesare (Lucca) and Ottone (ETO).

Michael Rosewell

Michael Rosewell

Conductor

Michael began his career at the Vienna State Opera as a member of the music staff and assistant to Claudio Abbado. Having worked closely with many of the world’s greatest singers including Pavarotti, Domingo, Gruberova, Freni, Carreras, Alfredo Kraus, and Cappuccilli, he went on to conduct extensively throughout Germany; notably the opera houses in Kassel, Wiesbaden and the Nationaltheater, Mannheim, where he held the position of Kapellmeister. He has also conducted at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, for Kent Opera, ENO, and regularly at the International Festivals in Aldeburgh, Bath, Perth, Buxton and Montepulciano.

In concert Michael has conducted amongst others, the Staatsorchester, Rheinische Philharmonie, the Nationalorchester, Mannheim, the Staatsorchester, Wiesbaden, the Pforztheimer Kammerorchester, the Orchestra of Scottish Opera, the RTE Symphony Orchestra, the London Mozart Players, the BT Scottish Ensemble and the Aurora Orchestra. He has also worked extensively with leading period instrument ensemble ‘The London Handel Orchestra’ with which, as ‘Associate Conductor’, he introduced many rarely performed Handel operas to the London stage. He has broadcast for Radio France Musique, RTE Dublin and Süddeutsche Rundfunk. His recording of Lehar arias, with Grammy award winning tenor Alfie Boe and the Orchestra of Scottish Opera was recently re-released under the Decca record label.

Recent projects include mentoring Craig Revel Horwood through to winning the BBC Maestro at the Opera, filmed in association with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, to conducting a Bach’s St John Passion with the RTE Symphony Orchestra, Dublin. His most recent performances with ETO included Michael Tippett’s King Priam at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; a production which won the Olivier Award for ‘Outstanding Achievement in Opera’, 2014.

Joanna Parker

Joanna Parker

Designer

Designs for theatre, opera and dance. Joanna’s opera engagements include The Rape of Lucretia (RCM); Flavio, Eugene Onegin, Falstaff, Alcina, Le nozze di Figaro, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Cunning Little Vixen (all ETO). She has also worked with the ROH, SO, and OTC Dublin.

Joanna’s designs for theatre include The Young Vic, Hampstead Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Salisbury Playhouse and The Lyric Hammersmith. She designed The Noise of Time for Theatre de Complicité at the Lincoln Centre NY, Barbican Centre London and European Festivals.

Dance designs include Cholmondeleys, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company and London Contemporary Dance Theatre. She is Senior Lecturer in Scenography at Central School of Speech and Drama.

Crew

Jonathan Peter Kenny

Jonathan Peter Kenny

Oberon

Jonathan is from Liverpool and studied at the University of Exeter and Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He is a founder of the Old Street Band.

He has performed a wide range of music from Monteverdi to the present day, including 14 Handel operas, 13 oratorios and numerous premieres for composers such as Michael Nyman, Jonathan Dove, Pawel Mykietyn, Fabio Vacchi, Deirdre Gribbin, Thomas Ades and Roxanna Panufnik. He has sung for the Royal Opera Covent Garden, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, English National Opera, English Touring Opera, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Royal Opera Copenhagen, Salzburg Festival, Halle Handel Festival, Badischestaatsteater Karlsruhe, BBC Proms, Glimmerglass Festival NY, Teatr Wielki Warsaw, Opera du Rhin and in Australia and Japan.

Jonathan has performed with Academy of Ancient Music, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, English Baroque Soloists, Gabrieli Consort, Ulster Orchestra under such conductors as Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Richard Hickox, David Parry, Ivan Fischer, Thierry Fischer, Jane Glover, Andrew Parrott, Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Ivor Bolton, Paul McCreesh, Harry Bicket. Recordings include Mattheus-Passion (Miller/Goodwin); Agrippina (Gardiner); Buxtehude/Cantatas (Immerseel); La conversione di Clodoveo (Gester); Israel in Babylon (Fontaine).

Jonathan is baroque specialist at the Royal College of Music International Opera School and prepared singers for Handel’s Poro, Atalanta, Alessandro, Il pastor fido and Rodelinda, as well as Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea with Michael Rosewell whom he also assisted on Janacek’s The Cunning Little Vixen. For Trinity-Laban, Jonathan worked on Giustino and Rinaldo.

Jonathan’s performing edition of Tamerlano has been performed in London, Melbourne, Lisbon, Dublin and Prague.

After many years leading his own ensembles, Jonathan made his operatic conducting debut in 2005 with a staging of Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater on Valentia Island for artist Dorothy Cross and OTC Dublin. The film was shown at the Irish Museum of Modern Art and in Los Angeles. In 2007 he conducted a new production of Handel’s Teseo for ETO, touring the UK, and in 2009 a new production of Flavio which opened to great enthusiasm as part of the HANDELFEST marking the 250th anniversary of Handel’s death. From these performances, a new period instrument orchestra, the Old Street Band, was formed, making a highly acclaimed debut in autumn 2011 in a new production of Xerxes. Other appearances include a staging of Carissimi’s Jephte for the National Churches Trust; Monteverdi: 1610 and all that at the RCM and a highly praised The Duchess of Malfi Webster/Gesualdo at the Royal and Derngate Theatre Northampton.

Plans include a revival of Flavio, a production of Alcina in Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, where Ariosto (author of Orlando furioso on which Alcina is based) was governor, in summer 2012, a reconstruction of Muzio Scevola (Amadei/Buoncini/Handel) and a new production of Agrippina.

James Laing

James Laing

Moth

James studied at RCM and was selected by OPERA NOW as amongst ‘Who’s Hot’ for his performance as Nerone/ Agrippina at the London Handel Festival. Operatic engagements include Giuliano/ Eliogabalo (GPO); Andronico/ Tamerlano (Opera by Definition); Ascanio/ Ascanio in Alba (Classical Opera Company); Oberon/ A Midsummer Night’s Dream (ON); Medoro/ Orlando (Early Opera Company). Concert engagements include Handel Messiah (both Choeur de Chambre de Namur and Hallé); J.S. Bach St. John Passion (Irish Chamber Orchestra); Other Shakespearean Dreamers (Liceu, Barcelona). Future engagements include Oberon/ A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Garsington Opera) and J.S. Bach Cantata 106 (Atlanta Symphony Orchestra). Recordings include J.S. Bach St. John Passion (RTE); Dove The Adventures of Pinocchio (Opus Arte DVD); In Tune (BBC Radio 3).

Aideen Malone

Aideen Malone

Lighting Designer

Aideen was born in Dublin and trained in Dublin and London. Her opera engagements include Turn of the Screw, Le nozze di Figaro, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Cosi fan tutte, Mary Queen of Scotts, Jenufa and Tosca (all for ETO); Dialogues des Carmélites (RCM). In theatre, Aideen’s work has included Lighten Up, The Thought That Counts and In One Ear (Theatre Rites); Greed and Kiss My Echo (Clod Ensemble); Hirja and Dogs Barking (Bush Theatre); Coyote on a Fence (Royal Exchange Manchester/ West End). Aideen’s dance work includes A Compas (Paco Pena); Ether and Bhakti (Angika Dance Co.); Kaash and Polaroid Feet (Akram Khan Co.).

Andrew Slater

Andrew Slater

Bottom

Mr Andrew Slater will sing the role of Scarpia on 30 March (Snape), 25 April (Cambridge), 3 May (Buxton), 16 May (Durham), 23 May (Exeter) and 29 May (Truro).

Andrew studied at Royal Northern College of Music and St Petersburg Conservatoire. He has performed more than 75 opera roles including Lotario, Ariodate, Falstaff, Bottom, Bartolo, Blitch, Alfonso, Donald and Araspe (All ETO); Ben Selim (Royal Opera House), Nachtigal (Grange Park Opera), Golaud (Glyndebourne Touring Opera), Faninal (Scottish Opera), Basilio (Welsh National Opera), Sacristan (Opera North), Colline (English National Opera) etc.

Recordings include Nyman, Love Counts and Mozart 252 (MNR); Michael Berkeley, Jane Eyre (Chandos); Stravinsky, The Flood (Twentieth Century Classics).

Alice Farnham

Alice Farnham

Born in Stratford-on-Avon in 1970 Alice began her musical career as an organist. She was Organ Scholar at St. Hugh’s College, Oxford and St. Thomas’ Church, Fifth Avenue, New York. After graduating she conducted many choirs in London, and was awarded the Lazslo Heltay Choral Conducting Bursary with Brighton Festival Chorus.

From 1997 to 2000 she studied symphonic and operatic conducting at the St. Petersburg Conservatoire with Ilya Musin and Leonid Korchmar. Alice has worked with many Russian orchestras including the Hermitage Camerata, the St. Petersburg State Symphony, and the Kaliningrad Chamber Orchestra.

Alice has conducted Die Zauberflöte with European Chamber Orchestra, Il Barbiere di Siviglia with British Youth Opera, and toured the USA with London City Opera, conducting Carmen. She is a guest conductor of the Oxford Chamber Orchestra.

Since 2001 Alice has been working in Sweden as Chorus Master and Assistant Conductor at Gothenburg Opera. She has recently been appointed Artistic Director of the Borås Symphony, and has guest conducted the Jönkopping Sinfonietta.

Caroline Hughes

Caroline Hughes

Born
Training
Opera As Costume Designer The Emperor of Atlantis and Erismena (OTC), as Costume Supervisor Die Fledermaus (ETO), The Cunning Little Vixen (ETO, OTC), The Kiss (OTC)
Dance As Costume Designer H’Interland (Shobana Jeysasingh Dance Company), This is your Life, P.O.V., Doubles, Enigma of Sin (Ricochet Dance Company)

Renee Salewski

Renee Salewski

Born
Ontario Canada

Training
Queen’s University (Ontario)

Opera
Marsinah, Kismet (Arcola Theatre); Barbarina Le Nozze di Figaro (Opera á la Carte); Lisi (role)/Franzi (cover) The Spirit of Vienna (ETO); Cobweb A Midsummer Night’s Dream (ETO); Ensemble/Dance Captain Iolanthe (D’Oyly Carte); Frasquita Carmen (Kingston Symphony)

Concerts
Haydn The Creation, Mozart C minor Mass (Canterbury Cathedral); From Lamplight to Limelight (Canterbury Festival); Mozart Requiem (Whitstable Choral)

Recordings and Film
Noise Ensemble – Original Soundtrack; Reporter Exodus Channel 4 / Art Angel

Douglas Bowen

Douglas Bowen

Born Birmingham
Training Cardiff University, GSMD
Awards Young Welsh Singer of the Year, GSMD John Ireland Song Competition
Opera Customs-House Sergeant La Bohème (GFO), Captain Eugene Onegin (GTO), Guglielmo Così fan tutte and Robert Iolanta (GSMD), Sergeant Merryl Yeoman of the Guard (BYO)
Concert Orff Carmina Burana (Ardingly College), Bach Magnificat (Vienna), Handel Elijah (Bath)

Elizabeth Atherton

Elizabeth Atherton

Born London
Training Cambridge, RSAMD
Awards Maggie Teyte Prize, Handel Singing Competition, Countess of Munster, Samling Foundation Scholar
Opera Melissa Amadigi (Batignano Festival), Ilia Idomeneo (RSAMD), Alcina Alcina (RSAMD), Conception L’Heure Espagnole (RSAMD), cover Caroline Fairy Queen (ENO)
Concert Haydn Creation (Royal Albert Hall), Handel Messiah (Northern Sinfonia), Berlioz Les Nuits d’Été (English Chamber Orchestra)
Recordings Live broadcast on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune, Liszt Via Crucis & Missa Choralis (Hyperion)

Serena Kay

Serena Kay

Born
London

Training
RCM; BBIOS; Guildhall

Awards
Rosemary Bugden Junior Fellowship (RCM); Veronica Mansfield Scholarship (RCM)

Opera
Hansel Hansel & Gretel (OTC); Rosina Barber of Seville (Grange Park, Pimlico Opera); Nancy T’Ang Nixon in China (ENO); Hermia Midsummer Night’s Dream (ETO); Second Lady The Magic Flute (ON); Tisbe La Cenerentola (WNO)

Concerts
Wagner Wesendock Lieder (Metropolitan Orchestra of Lisbon); Handel Messiah (Huddersfleild Choral); Remembrance Day Concert (St David’s Hall, Cardiff)

Recordings
Earth Story – Soundtrack (BBC)

Catherine Griffiths

Catherine Griffiths

Born York
Training GSMD, RNCM
Awards Tillet Trust Award, Violet Openshaw Memorial Prize
Opera Miss Jessel The Turn of the Screw, Composer Ariadne on Naxos and Prince Orlofsky Die Fledermaus (ETO), cover Rosina The Barber of Seville and Prince Orlofsky Die Fledermaus (WNO), title role Orlando (Cambridge Handel Opera Group)
Concert Rossini Petite Messe Solenelle (Bristol Bach Choir, St George’s Brandon Hill), Schubert Deutsche Messe and Carissimi Jepthah (Malcolm Sargent Festival Chorus, St John’s, Smith Square), Handel Messiah (York Minster)
Recordings/ TV Orlofsky Die Fledermaus (In Tune – BBC Radio 3)

Jessica Summers

Jessica Summers

Born Exeter
Training ENO Baylis, Birmingham Conservatoire, King’s College, London
Opera Mustardseed A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Bridesmaid The Marriage of Figaro (both ETO), La Sirena La Liberazione di Ruggiero (St.John’s Smith Square), Ines Die Drei Pintos (Opera Omnibus), education performances and projects for ETO, Opera North and ROH
Concert Young Artists Series (Blackheath Halls), new music at Brighton, Kings Lynn, Hoxton and York Late Music Festivals & Britten-Pears School, Berio Laborintus II / Soloist I (Composers Ensemble, Dartington Hall)
Recordings Scelsi Intégrale des oeuvres chorales (New London Chamber Choir, Percussive Rotterdam), Dove Death of a Princess (Channel 4)
Futre Birtwistle Ring A Dumb Carillon (The Warehouse, London)

Rebekah Coffey

Rebekah Coffey

Born Dundonald, Ireland
Training Queens University Belfast, RNCM
Awards RTE Young Singer Award quarter-finalist, Veronica Dunn International Singing Competition quarter-finalist, Countess of Munster Award, Doyle Carte Scholarship
Opera Flora The Turn of the Screw (ETO, RNCM, OTC), Gretel Hansel and Gretel and Theobaldo Don Carlos (Stowe Opera), Oscar Masked Ball (Wilmslow), Kate The Green Children (Buxton Festival Opera)
Concert Gilbert and Sullivan Iolanthe (Hallé Orchestra), Bach B Minor Mass (Bach Sheffield Choir), Handel Messiah (Oxford Harmonic Society).
Recordings/ TV/ Film BBC Radio Ulster Lunchtime Recital, BBC Sing Carols

David Gooderson

David Gooderson

David was born in Pakistan and trained at Cambridge University. His extensive theatre credits include Quince/A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park); Lionel Espy/Racing Demon (New Farnham Repertory Company); Chasuble/The Importance of Being Earnest (Middleground Theatre Company); Old Waverley/The Woman Hater and Jerome/De Monfort (Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond). For TV, David’s credits include Pathologist/A Touch of Frost (ITV), Davros/Dr Who and Albert Pie/Doctors (BBC). He has made over 400 radio broadcasts and his work as a playwright includes The Killing of Mr Toad (King’s Head, BBC Radio 4, Finborough Theatre), Waste of Glory, Death of a Village, So Great a Crime (BBC Radio 4), The Wind in the Willows (Chichester, Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park and West End). Previously for ETO, David has performed Frosch/Die Fledermaus, Majordomo/Ariadne on Naxos, and Puck/A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

P. Grant and M. Sheridan

P. Grant and M. Sheridan

Quince

Nicholas Smith

Nicholas Smith

Born Hertford
Training Oxford University (Organ Scholar), GSMD
Awards The Worshipful Company of Tobacco Pipe Makers and Tobacco Blenders
Opera Lysander A Midsummer Night’s Dream (BYO), Joabel David et Jonathas (William Christie), Tenor role Orfeo ed Euridice (Scottish Opera), Tamino The Magic Flute and Ferrando Così fan tutte (St John’s Opera Company), King Ouf I L’Étoile, First Elder Susanna and Arv Maskarade (GSMD)
Concerts Bach St. John Passion (Berlin Philarmonie), Haydn Creation (Dublin International Organ and Choral Festival), Handel Acis and Galatea (Norfolk and Norwich Festival)
Recordings Nelson Mass (Metronome), Le Marriage forcé (ASV), Simunye (Erato)

Richard Wiegold

Richard Wiegold

Born Caerphilly, Wales
Training RNCM
Awards Wagner Society’s Meistersinger Prize finalist (commendation),
Bayreuth Bursary Competition finalist and reserve winner
Opera Second Mercenary Svanda Dudak (Wexford Festival), The Green Knight Gwyneth and the Green Knight (ROH Linbury Studio/Music Theatre Wales), Commendatore Don Giovanni (Ryedale Festival), Sarastro The Magic Flute (operabydefinition), Grand Inquisitor Don Carlos, (Stowe Opera)
Concert Mozart F Major Mass (Wexford), Recital (Lower Machen Festival), Mussorgsky Songs and Dances of Death (Grimethorpe Band)
Recordings Weinberger Svanda Dudak (Wexford Festival)
Other Richard was a professional cellist for 8 years before training as a singer

Joe Corbett

Joe Corbett

Born Cork
Training Royal Irish Academy of Music, GSMD
Opera Harasta/Dog The Cunning Little Vixen (OTC, Brno Festival), Papageno The Magic Flute and Tarquinius The Rape of Lucretia (OTC), Dancaïro Carmen (Opera Ireland), Landry Fortunio (Grange Park Opera)
Concert Handel Messiah (Irish Chamber Orchestra), Orff Carmina Burana (Two Cathedrals Festival, Derry)
Recordings The County Mayo (song cycle by Joan Trimble – Marco Polo)

Barry Martin

Barry Martin

Born Port of Spain, Trinidad
Training University of the West Indies, GSMD, ENO Jerwood Young Singers Programme
Awards GSMD Gold Medal Competition runner-up, Peter Moores Scholarship, Abdool Trophy, Havelock Nelson Trophy & May Johnston Cup (National Music Festival of Trinidad and Tobago 1997)
Opera Mercury The Trojans at Carthage, Greek Captain The Capture of Troy, Ceprano Rigoletto, Imperial Commissioner Madam Butterfly, Bolkonsky’s Valet & Ramballe War and Peace (all ENO), Collatinus The Rape of Lucretia (BYO)
Concert Beethoven Symphony No. 9 (Henley Festival), Handel Messiah (London Schubert Players), Beethoven Missa Solemnis (The Lydian Singers)

Rebecca Bottone

Rebecca Bottone

Born Bedford
Training RAM
Awards Leverhulme Award (RAM), Sybil Tutton Award, Kathie Thomas Prize
Opera Tytania A Midsummer Night’s Dream (BYO), Flamina Il Mondo della Luna and Amore The Coronation of Poppea (RAM), Vixen The Cunning Little Vixen (Surrey Opera), Sabina Adriano in Siria (Classical Opera Company)
Concert Mozart Grabmusick (Wigmore Hall), Lunchtime Recital (ROH Linbury Studio), Handel Acis and Galatea (St Martin’s-in-the-Field)
Recordings Britten Albert Herring (BBC Radio 3 and Chandos, cond. Hickox)

“The most mesmeric and magical staging, a trancey lesson in what opera can add to Shakespeare.”

The Times

It’s (ETO’s) new staging of Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is wonderful beyond words.

The Independent

Showing At

  1. Hackney Empire
    12th Mar 2004 - 7:30 pm
  2. The Orchard
    17th Mar 2004 - 7:30 pm
  3. Buxton Opera House
    26th Mar 2004 - 7:30 pm
  4. Cambridge Arts Theatre
    30th Mar 2004 - 7:30 pm
  5. Cambridge Arts Theatre
    2nd Apr 2004 - 7:30 pm
  6. Hall for Cornwall, Truro
    8th Apr 2004 - 7:30 pm
  7. The Hawth, Crawley
    14th Apr 2004 - 7:30 pm
  8. Snape Maltings Concert Hall
    17th Apr 2004 - 7:30 pm
  9. Malvern Theatres
    21st Apr 2004 - 7:30 pm
  10. Malvern Theatres
    24th Apr 2004 - 7:30 pm
  11. Exeter Northcott Theatre
    27th Apr 2004 - 7:30 pm
  12. Exeter Northcott Theatre
    28th Apr 2004 - 7:30 pm
  13. Exeter Northcott Theatre
    1st May 2004 - 7:30 pm
  14. Lighthouse, Poole
    5th May 2004 - 7:30 pm
  15. The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil
    8th May 2004 - 7:30 pm
  16. Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield
    12th May 2004 - 7:30 pm
  17. Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
    15th May 2004 - 7:30 pm
  18. Warwick Arts Centre
    19th May 2004 - 7:30 pm
  19. Warwick Arts Centre
    22nd May 2004 - 7:30 pm
  20. Gala Theatre, Durham
    26th May 2004 - 7:30 pm
  21. Perth Festival, Perth Concert Hall
    29th May 2004 - 7:30 pm
  22. Bath Festival
    2nd Jun 2004 - 7:30 pm

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