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CD1892500 Mozart - The Marriage of Figaro, Royal College of Music, London, 2018

CD1892500 Mozart - The Marriage of Figaro, Royal College of Music, London, 2018
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CD1892500 Mozart - The Marriage of Figaro, Royal College of Music, London, 2018

Mozart - Le Nozze di Figaro Performance dates: 24, 26, 28 & 30 November, 1 December 2018 Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, London Prince Consort Road London, England, SW7 United Kingdom

Esteemed baritone and Royal College of Music (RCM) alumnus Sir Thomas Allen returns to the College to direct a rousing performance of Mozart’s beloved comic opera The Marriage of Figaro. Sir Thomas was Artist in Resident at the RCM in 2017 and has hosted several masterclasses at the College. His production is the first of the newly launched RCM Opera Studio.

Celebrated alumna Sarah-Jane Brandon returns to the RCM for the production to perform the coveted role of the countess and offer mentorship to her fellow cast members. Sarah-Jane was the winner of the 2009 Kathleen Ferrier Award and is in high demand on the international opera circuit. She shares the role with recent RCM graduate Josephine Goddard, whose performances as a soloist at Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall and Southbank Centre have been highly praised.

Sir Thomas Allen comments: ‘It is an honour to direct the accomplished singers and alumni of the RCM Opera Studio in one of Mozart’s most entertaining operas. The young performers bring enormous energy and talent to the production. As a Royal College of Music alumnus I am pleased to see the College’s operatic training provision going from strength-to-strength and its talented young singers receiving the best possible musical education.’

The RCM Opera Studio replaces the current RCM International Opera School, building on its international reputation for producing some of the world’s most talented young vocal artists. The new name reflects a bespoke approach to the final stages of training and a desire to expose singers to the very highest levels of vocal, dramatic and artistic expression.

The RCM’s production is sung in Italian with English surtitles. As is traditional for RCM opera productions, two casts alternate performances, giving as many accomplished young singers as possible the chance to take to the RCM’s Britten Theatre stage.

CAST: Count Almaviva Harry Thatcher Countess Rosina Almaviva Josephine Goddard Susanna Julieth Lozano Figaro Adam Maxey Cherubino Lauren Joyanne Morris Marcellina Katy Thomson Bartolo Timothy Edlin Basilio Joel Williams Don Curzio Samuel Jenkins Barbarina Poppy Shotts Antonio Conall O’Neill Housemaid 1 / Chorus Camilla Harris Housemaid 2 / Chorus Jessica Cale ----------- Chorus Wet Nurse Annabel Kennedy Head Housekeeper Rebecca Leggett Kitchen Maids Alice Ruxandra Bell, Olivia Turner Laundry Maid Samantha Gaspe Dairy Maid Rebekah Jones Gardeners Dafydd Allen, Peter Edge, Conall O’Neill, Humphrey Thompson Footmen Peter Dunn and Matthew Keighley Head Footman Xavier Hetherington Stable Boys Michael Bell and Adam West

Music Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Text Lorenzo Da Ponte

Conductor Michael Rosewell (Director of Opera at the RCM Opera Studio) Director Sir Thomas Allen Set Designer Lottie Higlett Lighting Designer Rory Beaton

Royal College of Music Opera Chorus & Orchestra

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