Violet Culbo R&D

Day two of Violet Culbo Research and Development. I’m currently writing a short essay about the basis for my composition for Violet. Please visit the website for Pi Artworks gallery to find out more!IMG_0184

Violet Culbo in central London gallery

I can proudly announce that I am collaborating with esteemed artist Michelle Williams Gamaker in her upcoming exhibition at Pi Artworks gallery in central London. I will be voicing the character of Violet Culbo, the centrepiece to her installation as part of The World Made New exhibit, 14 April until 20 May.  Today we finally recorded the vocals in my studio, after some fascinating research and development. Please see my calendar for information!
IMG_0181

Ulla at Arts Depot

Just arrived at Arts Depot, London, for our next performance of Ulla’s Odyssey. Come on up at 3 pm to see me reprise my role of the baddie Sylla!IMG_9778

advert

Ulla’s Odyssey in Rich Mix, Shoreditch

 

 

Just arrived in Shoreditch for today’s Ulla’s Odyssey. Our award-winning children’s opera is at Rich Mix today, after a packed house in Redbridge last week. If you’re at a loose end with the kids for half term, come on over at 2 pm… and today’s performance is free!
268__mg_9372

Opera Blocks in Cambridge

Off to Cambridge for my first Opera Blocks performance of 2017. More dates announced soon! IMG_9546

Gershwin in Oxford

Come to Oxford’s historic Sheldonian Theatre tonight for an evening of glorious music! I’m returning as soloist with the fabulous City of Oxford Symphony Orchestra, in a programme of Johann Strauss II and Gershwin.

Please visit www.ticketsoxford.com for tickets and information.

Preparing for Oxford

Excited to be immersing myself in the glories of Gershwin for 2017’s appearance with the City of Oxford Orchestra. Come along on 14 January!

img_8945

Ulla National Tour begins

I’ve returned from Cambridge where our National Tour of Ulla’s Odyssey has kicked off. We gave two performances at Cambridge Junction of this award-winning opera. Please check my gigs calendar for information on our next dates!
268__mg_9372

Ulla’s Odyssey National Tour

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be playing Sylla, the baddie in award-winning new opera Ulla’s Odyssey, as it embarks on a national tour. The opera met with praise when we premiered it at London’s Kings Place last year, and is in demand with more dates to follow. Please visit my gigs calendar for performance details, and come along!
image

Royal Festival Hall today

 

 

 

 

 

 

image

 

Today is the day! Come down to the Royal Festival Hall’s Clore Ballroom for our free, family-friendly production of Opera Blocks. A one-hour comedy introduction to opera, performances are at 12:30 and 3:30 and are free, just turn up.

Clore Ballroom, Royal Festival Hall

Tomorrow is the big day: English Pocket Opera will publicly premiere their new Opera Blocks production, featuring a 20-min Ring Cycle, at the Clore Ballroom, Royal Festival Hall. Performances are free; just turn up at 12:30 or 3:30 and you and your children can learn all about the building blocks of opera in this comedy production at London’s beautiful Southbank Centre. See you there!

image

 

Mini-Ring at Royal Festival Hall

I’m on my way to show 2 of English Pocket Opera Company’s new 20-minute Ring Cycle. It’s part of the Power of Power series at the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall.  These 2 performances are our warm-up for Saturday 2 July at the Clore Ballroom. All welcome! image

Royal Festival Hall

I’m about to sing in the first performance of English Pocket Opera’s new mini-Ring Cycle at the Southhbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall. What a venue!  image

Mini Ring Cycle at Royal Festival Hall

I’ve been invited to join English Pocket Opera’s production of a mini Ring Cycle at the Royal Festival Hall. This special performance will present Wagner’s epic work in a shortened performance for children on 2 July at 12:30 and 3:30 in the Clore Ballroom, as part of the “Power of Power” series.

Day 2 at Big Wheel Theatre

Just finished our second day at Big Wheel Theatre devising workshops for Opera Up Close’s production of Ulla’s Odyssey. Can’t wait to get the finished product on tour! image

Big Wheel Theatre company

Great first day at Big Wheel Theatre as we devise new outreach workshops for children.  Big Wheel, based in the gorgeous Exmouth Market, are taking Opera Up Close’s production of Ulla’s Odyssey and creating highly entertaining workshops that we can present on our national tour. Watch this space for more details!

Titania at the Royal Albert Hall

In honour of Shakespeare’s 400th birthday English Pocket Opera have staged Purcell’s version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Fairy Queen. I had the good fortune to play the title role, at the Royal Albert Hall. Here are some snapshots; official photos to follow!image
image

EPOC National Tour ends!

It’s been a massive 6 weeks but we’ve done it: toured Carmen to 42 schools across the country.  We’ve been featured in local papers and received hundreds of glowing testimonials.image

 

imageimage

National Tour: Ulla’s Odyssey

The national tour of Ulla’s Odyssey has begun! Two performances at The North Wall, Oxford, with more dates to announce soon. Watch this space to see me as baddie Sylla!image

Tour in Bosnia

I went on tour to Bosnia with English Pocket Opera in November, demonstrating opera for primary school children on both sides of the beautiful ancient city of Mostar. The photos are now in, and I’m so glad to have them to remember this wonderful country by.image image image