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Pagliacci

Leoncavallo - Spring 06

Pagliacci combines the story of a jealous husband and his unfaithful wife with a performance by a troop of actors, reaching a climax in which reality proves to be harsher than fiction.

Director 
Nikolai Foster
Conductor 
Stuart Stratford
Designer 
Neil Irish

In an innovative co-production with Pegasus Opera, ETO also toured later in the season on a smaller scale with Kenneth Chalmers beautiful, austere arrangement of Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci, conducted by Stuart Stratford.

Showing At

  1. Arts Depot Finchley
    28th Apr 2006 - 7:30 pm
  2. Arts Depot Finchley
    29th Apr 2006 - 7:30 pm
  3. Exeter Northcott Theatre
    2nd May 2006 - 7:30 pm
  4. Exeter Northcott Theatre
    3rd May 2006 - 7:30 pm
  5. Exeter Northcott Theatre
    5th May 2006 - 7:30 pm
  6. Exeter Northcott Theatre
    6th May 2006 - 7:30 pm
  7. Newbury Festival
    9th May 2006 - 7:30 pm
  8. The Brix
    11th May 2006 - 7:30 pm
  9. Gordon Craig Theatre
    13th May 2006 - 7:30 pm
  10. The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil
    16th May 2006 - 7:30 pm
  11. Sevenoaks Playhouse
    18th May 2006 - 7:30 pm
  12. South Hill Park Bracknell (Wilde Theatre)
    20th May 2006 - 7:30 pm
  13. Corn Exchange King's Lynn
    23rd May 2006 - 7:30 pm
  14. Middlesbrough Theatre
    25th May 2006 - 7:30 pm
  15. Oakengates Theatre
    27th May 2006 - 7:30 pm
  1. Arts Depot Finchley — 28th Apr 2006 - 7:30 pm

  2. Arts Depot Finchley — 29th Apr 2006 - 7:30 pm

  3. Exeter Northcott Theatre — 2nd May 2006 - 7:30 pm

    Exeter Northcott, Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QB

  4. Exeter Northcott Theatre — 3rd May 2006 - 7:30 pm

    Exeter Northcott, Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QB

  5. Exeter Northcott Theatre — 5th May 2006 - 7:30 pm

    Exeter Northcott, Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QB

  6. Exeter Northcott Theatre — 6th May 2006 - 7:30 pm

    Exeter Northcott, Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QB

  7. Newbury Festival — 9th May 2006 - 7:30 pm

  8. The Brix — 11th May 2006 - 7:30 pm

  9. Gordon Craig Theatre — 13th May 2006 - 7:30 pm

  10. The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil — 16th May 2006 - 7:30 pm

  11. Sevenoaks Playhouse — 18th May 2006 - 7:30 pm

  12. South Hill Park Bracknell (Wilde Theatre) — 20th May 2006 - 7:30 pm

  13. Corn Exchange King's Lynn — 23rd May 2006 - 7:30 pm

  14. Middlesbrough Theatre — 25th May 2006 - 7:30 pm

  15. Oakengates Theatre — 27th May 2006 - 7:30 pm

Nikolai Foster

Nikolai Foster

Director

Stuart Stratford

Stuart Stratford

Conductor

Neil Irish

Neil Irish

Designer

Born
Birmingham

Training
Birmingham University
Slade UCL
National Film & Television school

Opera
Productions for Opera Holland Park, Almedia/ENO Opera Festival, Mid Wales Opera, Opera Theatre Company Dublin, Garden Opera, ETO, Pegasus Opera and Opera North

Future
A new Opera to coincide with the Beijing Olympics at Hackney Empire, a UK tour of the play The Dresser, a new play for the Drill Hall and a production of The Shape of Things in Istanbul.

Other
Neil has also worked for both set and costume departments for BBC TV.

Crew

Kristina Hjelm

Kristina Hjelm

Lighting Designer

Andrew Clarke

Andrew Clarke

Beppe and staged songs in 1st half

Training: Kings College, London BA Classics; University College, London MA Classics; Royal Academy of Music (Dip. Ram., distinction). Andrew has also studied privately in Italy.

Awards: Andrew’s studies were supported by the Peter Moores Foundation.

Roles and History: Jove/ Eurymachus Ulysses Comes Home (Birmingham Opera); cover Roderigo Otello, cover Monostatos Die Zauberflote (Glyndebourne Festival); Dr Caius Falstaff, Lucano The Coronation of Poppea, School Master The Cunning Little Vixen (Royal Academy of Music); Caio/ Discord Messalina (Batignano Festival).

Andrew has featured in a number of concerts including the Amersham Festival and at John Smith’s Square, London.

Ronnie Samm

Ronnie Samm

Born Port of Spain, Trinidad
Training GSMD, RNCM, NOS
Awards Peter Moores / Lord Pitt Foundation Scholarship to RNCM, Sybill Tutton Awards, Alexander Young Competition second prize
Opera Bardolph Falstaff (ETO), cover Otello Otello (GFO), cover Canio I Pagliacci (WNO), Canio I Pagliacci (English Pocket Opera), Florestan Fidelio, Drum-Major Wozzeck, Prodigal Son The Prodigal Son (all Birmingham Opera Company)
Concert Verdi Requiem, Verdi Otello (Royal Festival Hall)
Recordings / TV Don Jose Carmen and Otello Otello (Opera Works, BBC 2), Florestan Fidelio (South Bank Show)

Bernard Abervandana

Bernard Abervandana

Canio

Adam Green

Adam Green

cover silvio

Alison Buchanan

Alison Buchanan

Nedda

British soprano, Alison Buchanan, a graduate of the Guildhall School and the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia completed her studies as a young artist (Adler Fellow) with San Francisco Opera where she made her debut with the company as Mimi (La Boheme) She is a winner of numerous awards including the Katheen Ferrier, the Maggie Teyte and the Washington International Competitions. Highlights in her busy schedule include covering the role of Nedda for LA Opera with Placido Domingo and Franco Zeffirelli, replacing Monserrat Caballe for aproms concert, performing Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), 2nd Niece (Peter Grimes with the LSO) and Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis all under the Baton of Sir. Colin Davis. Alison has worked for New York City Opera, Michigan Opera and Philadelphia Opera to name but a few and appears regularly with the BBC Concert Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic. This season Alison will perform in the Philippines, Jacksonville, Nuremberg, Prague and for Mobile Opera in Alabama.

James Cleverton

James Cleverton

Silvio

James was born in Kent, England, and studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow. His awards include the Texaco Award for Advanced Opera and the Veitch-Ibler Oratorio Prize.

James made his international opera debut in 2001 as Escamillo for the Spier Opera Festival in South Africa. Later that year he appeared as the Pirate King with the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company at the Savoy Theatre.

Between 2003 and 2005 as a member of Zurich Opera’s International Opera Studio, he appeared in Maria Stuarda, Rigoletto, Der Rosenkavalier, Don Carlos, Manon Lescaut, Les Dialogues des Carmelites, Fedora, La Pietra del Paragone and Der Konsul.

In 2005, James made his debut in France singing the role of Count Asdrubale for the Opera de Rennes production of Rossini’s La Pietra del Paragone, the role of the Pirate King with Zurich Pocket Opera, Don Giovanni with Opera by Definition in the UK, and Silvio in i Pagliacci for the Concordia Foundation in Hanoi Vietnam.

Equally comfortable on the concert platform, James has performed oratorios with some of Europe’s most prominent orchestras. Most recently he sang a Mozart concert with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in the Tonhalle Zurich, Mahler’s Lieder eines Fahrenden Gesellen with the Ensemble Classique and toured the UK with Theatre Productions Viennese Strauss Gala Tour.

Future plans include the role of Eugene Onegin with Opera by Definition, Silvio with English Touring Opera and Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor for Iford Festival.

Omar Ebrahim

Omar Ebrahim

Tonio

“the drama and pacing are expertly defined by Stuart Stratford’s warm conducting”

The Stage

“James Cleverton is smooth-toned as the lover Silvio”

The Stage

Showing At

  1. Arts Depot Finchley
    28th Apr 2006 - 7:30 pm
  2. Arts Depot Finchley
    29th Apr 2006 - 7:30 pm
  3. Exeter Northcott Theatre
    2nd May 2006 - 7:30 pm
  4. Exeter Northcott Theatre
    3rd May 2006 - 7:30 pm
  5. Exeter Northcott Theatre
    5th May 2006 - 7:30 pm
  6. Exeter Northcott Theatre
    6th May 2006 - 7:30 pm
  7. Newbury Festival
    9th May 2006 - 7:30 pm
  8. The Brix
    11th May 2006 - 7:30 pm
  9. Gordon Craig Theatre
    13th May 2006 - 7:30 pm
  10. The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil
    16th May 2006 - 7:30 pm
  11. Sevenoaks Playhouse
    18th May 2006 - 7:30 pm
  12. South Hill Park Bracknell (Wilde Theatre)
    20th May 2006 - 7:30 pm
  13. Corn Exchange King's Lynn
    23rd May 2006 - 7:30 pm
  14. Middlesbrough Theatre
    25th May 2006 - 7:30 pm
  15. Oakengates Theatre
    27th May 2006 - 7:30 pm

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