February News: Old Operating Theatre & Grange Park Opera Announcement!

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February 2019 Updates - Welcome

to my first monthly overview! I’m a great diary writer (inspired by my mother!) so I thought this could be a fun way to take stock of the month and share some recent behind the scenes photos.

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DEBUT Live Lounge:

Opera and Caviar at Mark’s Club, Mayfair

Joined by tenor Aidan Coburn we returned to the picture perfect Mark’s Club in Mayfair for a night sharing some of our favourite arias and duets from the world of opera including highlights from La Traviata, Gianni Schicchi and La bohème.

Weekend at home in Dorset with the family

I adore returning home to the seaside - the fresh air, biting wind and crashing waves. As much as I try I can never fully relax in London, it always feels like time is pressing on and so must I! So it’s great to escape and find some true time to unwind, catch up with the family and go on long walks with Marcy!

Catch up with the Phantom of the Opera girls

Still can’t believe it’s been 4 years since I started at Phantom of the Opera. Straight out of the Royal College of Music is was so exciting to be a part of something that has captivated audiences for over 30 years.

Recital with the London Bel Canto Festival at the National Liberal Club

DEBUT at Shoreditch Treehouse

It was great to have Chad and Lisa return for our series once more, they dazzled audiences with their playing and captured their hearts with great anecdotes. I particularly loved their story about deciding to play a duet rather than do a ‘first dance’ at their wedding! We also had the vocal A-team in with Morgan and Samantha, wowing us with heart skipping power and then dropping it right down to some deliciously intimate pieces.

Amazing location, artists were so welcoming and their voices impressive. The room was fantastic and we had a great time. Would definitely return again next month.
— Lauren, Airbnb Experience Guest
DEBUT is one of the most special experiences in London! Absolutely fantastic talent in a gorgeous space. I’m a local and I am OBSESSED with coming and bringing other people.
— Molly, Airbnb Experience Guest

Grange Park Opera announces their cast for Hansel and Gretel

Website Building for Carrie Briggs Counselling

Over the years I’ve spent time working on my own website (this one!) moving from Wix to Squarespace (I’m totally converted), after setting up DEBUT that needed a site and then came my partner Marc Aldridge’s actor website and now my auntie Carrie’s website as she starts an exciting new chapter in her life with Carrie Briggs Counselling (coming soon!). As freelancers it’s so important to create and maintain an online profile and Squarespace makes this so much easier to do beautifully!

DEBUT at Old Operating Theatre - Launch Concert!

The Old Operating Theatre is a treasure trove of medical history which boasts the oldest operating theatre in Europe - with the most stunning acoustic! This truly intimate concert enabled us to work with flute and guitar and create an atmosphere of mystery and magic sharing pieces by Dowland, Handel and Mozart. We hope to continue our nights here so stay tuned for news of this - and official photos coming next month!

DEBUT at Old Operating Theatre | Behind the Scenes
DEBUT at Old Operating Theatre
Lizzie Holmes