Scylla in Ulla’s Odyssey

I’ve just been cast as the baddie Scylla in the world premiere of Ulla’s Odyssey, Opera Up Close’s debut production at London’s Kings Place.

The show is inspired by Homer’s Odyssey, includes live music and puppetry and is suitable for children aged 7+, families and any adult with a sense of fun and wonder.

This new opera is an enchanting nautical fantasy by New Zealand composer Anthony Young and Canadian librettist Leanne Brodie and was the winner of both the Flourish New Composition Award (2014) and Opera Factory’s Composition competition (2012). The production is directed by OperaUpClose’s Associate Director, Valentina Ceschi (The Elixir of Love and Dido and Aeneas for OUC) and designed by Faye Bradley (Linbury Prize Finalist 2013). Click here for tickets.

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Merry Widow is almost here!

We’ve just had our sitzprobe for The Merry Widow, in the gorgeous village of Sevenoaks Weald. The orchestra sounds fabulous, it’s going to be a great show! Please click here for tickets.  image

Juliet at the Royal Albert Hall

I had a thrilling time at the Royal Albert Hall this week, playing Juliet in English Pocket Opera Company’s idiosyncratic production of Romeo and Juliet. Featuring an orchestra of 600 and a choir of 900, the performance was broadcast live on the internet, and can be viewed for the next month. This lovely photograph was taken by Joshua Hayes, www.joshphotographer.com: I’m singing Gounod’s “Je veux vivre” from the Albert Hall’s organ loft representing Juliet’s balcony. R&J at The Royal Albert Hall EPOC by Joshua Hayes 2015 (67)

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Juliet at the Royal Albert Hall

Today we’ve finished staging rehearsals for Romeo and Juliet for Thursday’s performance at the Royal Albert Hall.  The show looks amazing, and will be streamed live as it happens. Click here for the link to the live feed of the show, which will be available to buy shortly thereafter.p.hay.studio-194

New photographs by Nichole Rees

I’ve had a new set of photographs taken, by the fabulous Nichole Rees. Here’s my favourite so far.  Check her out at www.nicholerees.co.ukimage

Romeo and Juliet at Royal Albert Hall

Rehearsals are underway for English Pocket Opera Company’s version of Romeo and Juliet at the Royal Albert Hall. We’ve had our two sitzprobes, here’s a photo from our first one, with the enormous student orchestra. EPOC sitzprobe