Bizet’s Doctor Miracle (Laurette) - Wexford Festival Opera
Oct
22
to 4 Nov

Bizet’s Doctor Miracle (Laurette) - Wexford Festival Opera

Since the first ‘Festival of Music and the Arts’ took place in October 1951, Wexford Festival Opera has grown into one of the world’s leading opera festivals. In 2017 Wexford Festival Opera won Best Opera Festival in the World at the 2017 International Opera Awards.

Bizet was just 18 when he composed Le Docteur Miracle, this little gem has flavours Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia and Donizetti’s L’elisir d’Amore. Indeed, at every turn, Le Docteur Miracle shows how remarkably well the young composer had already mastered comic style.

creatives

Andrew Synnott Music Director
Roberto Recchia Director
Luca Dalbosco Stage & Costume Designer
Johann Fitzpatrick Lighting Designer

cast

Lizzie Holmes Laurette
Kasia Balejko Veronique
Guy Elliott Dr. Miracle
Simon Mechlinski Le Podestat

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Vivaldi’s Dorilla in Tempe (Ninfa) - Wexford Festival Opera
Oct
23
to 2 Nov

Vivaldi’s Dorilla in Tempe (Ninfa) - Wexford Festival Opera

The fairytale-like story takes place in the valley of Tempe in Greece. The opera tells of the obstacles to the blissful union of Dorilla (a princess) and Elmiro (a shepherd), whose rival Nomio turns out to be the disguised god Apollo. 

creatives

Conductor Andrea Marchiol
Director Fabio Ceresa
Set Designer Massimo Checchetto
Costume Designer Giuseppe Palella
Lighting Designer Simon Corder

cast

Manuela Custer Dorilla
Marco Bussi Admeto
Veronique Valdés Nomio/Apollo
Josè Maria Lo Monaco Elmiro
Rosa Bove Filindo
Laura Margaret Smith Eudamia
Rebecca Hardwick Ninfa
Lizzie Holmes Ninfa
Meriel Cunningham Pastora
Emma Lewis Pastora

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Live at Lunch - Royal Opera House
Nov
15
1:00 pm13:00

Live at Lunch - Royal Opera House

Experience an exciting programme of free lunchtime performances inspired by the heritage of the Royal Opera House. Artists from The Royal Opera and a range of guest artists perform in the newly opened-up spaces of the Royal Opera House.

Musicians

Lizzie Holmes soprano
Alex Aldren tenor
Manu Brazo baritone
Salome Quartet String Quartet

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DEBUT at Cutty Sark: Launch Concert
Nov
24
6:30 pm18:30

DEBUT at Cutty Sark: Launch Concert

We’re thrilled to be bringing DEBUT’s unique concert series to the Cutty Sark this Autumn! November sees the first of our concerts underneath the Cutty Sark, the celebrated historic sailing ship, now an award-winning visitor attraction in Greenwich, London. Expect a String Quartet, guest instrumentalists and singers plus the DEBUT approaches to concerts - spontaneous and buzzing, hosted by Lizzie Holmes.

MUSICIANS

Lizzie Holmes soprano & host
Alex Aldren tenor
Manu Brazo saxophone
Salome Quartet string quartet

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Bridgewater Hall, Manchester: Johann Strauss Gala - Soloist
Dec
28
2:30 pm14:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester: Johann Strauss Gala - Soloist

Johann Strauss Gala National Tour with Raymond Gubbay to the UK’s most iconic concert halls. This enchanting concert is the perfect festive treat, showcasing the Johann Strauss Orchestra and Dancers with soprano soloist Lizzie Holmes as they perform a wonderful selection of waltzes, operetta and polkas from the Strauss family and friends.

PERFORMERS

John Rigby conductor
Lizzie Holmes soprano
Johann Strauss Dancers
Johann Strauss Orchestra

Alexandra Worrall director and choreographer

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Barbican Hall, London: Viennese New Year's Eve Gala - Soloist
Dec
31
7:30 pm19:30

Barbican Hall, London: Viennese New Year's Eve Gala - Soloist

Start your New Year’s Eve celebrations in traditional style with a complimentary drink and an evening of music from the Strauss family and friends in the world renowned Barbican Hall.

An enchanting concert of evocative music, exquisite dance and billowing gowns. Join the Johann Strauss Orchestra and Dancers with soprano soloist Lizzie Holmes as they perform a wonderful selection of your favourite operetta, waltzes and polkas from the Strauss family and friends.

performers

John Rigby conductor
Lizzie Holmes soprano
Johann Strauss Dancers
Johann Strauss Orchestra

Alexandra Worrall director and choreographer

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Symphony Hall, Birmingham: Johann Strauss Gala - Soloist
Jan
1
2:30 pm14:30

Symphony Hall, Birmingham: Johann Strauss Gala - Soloist

Johann Strauss Gala National Tour with Raymond Gubbay to the UK’s most iconic concert halls. This enchanting concert is the perfect festive treat, showcasing the Johann Strauss Orchestra and Dancers with soprano soloist Lizzie Holmes as they perform a wonderful selection of waltzes, operetta and polkas from the Strauss family and friends.

performers

John Rigby conductor
Lizzie Holmes soprano
Johann Strauss Dancers
Johann Strauss Orchestra

Alexandra Worrall director and choreographer

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St David's Hall, Cardiff: Johann Strauss Gala - Soloist
Jan
5
3:00 pm15:00

St David's Hall, Cardiff: Johann Strauss Gala - Soloist

Johann Strauss Gala National Tour with Raymond Gubbay to the UK’s most iconic concert halls. This enchanting concert is the perfect festive treat, showcasing the Johann Strauss Orchestra and Dancers with soprano soloist Lizzie Holmes as they perform a wonderful selection of waltzes, operetta and polkas from the Strauss family and friends.

performers

John Rigby conductor
Lizzie Holmes soprano
Johann Strauss Dancers
Johann Strauss Orchestra

Alexandra Worrall director and choreographer

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Royal Opera House: Crush Room Recital
Jan
6
1:00 pm13:00

Royal Opera House: Crush Room Recital

Join DEBUT at the Royal Opera House’s iconic Crush Room, for what promises to be a wonderful hour of trilling music and fascinating insights into the worlds of both opera and song.

As ever, we look forward to the normal DEBUT format for our recital, we’ll be chatting about the music during the concert as well as meeting guests as you arrive - and encouraging you to join us for a drink (whether tea or fizz!) once the performance ends!

Musicians

Lizzie Holmes soprano
Felix Kemp
baritone
Gamal Khamis
piano
Luba Tunnicliffe
viola

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Royal Festival Hall, London: Johann Strauss Gala - Soloist
Jan
11
2:30 pm14:30

Royal Festival Hall, London: Johann Strauss Gala - Soloist

Johann Strauss Gala National Tour with Raymond Gubbay to the UK’s most iconic concert halls. This enchanting concert is the perfect festive treat, showcasing the Johann Strauss Orchestra and Dancers with soprano soloist Lizzie Holmes as they perform a wonderful selection of waltzes, operetta and polkas from the Strauss family and friends.

performers

John Rigby conductor
Lizzie Holmes soprano
Johann Strauss Dancers
Johann Strauss Orchestra

Alexandra Worrall director and choreographer

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Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow: Johann Strauss Gala - Soloist
Jan
12
3:00 pm15:00

Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow: Johann Strauss Gala - Soloist

Johann Strauss Gala National Tour with Raymond Gubbay to the UK’s most iconic concert halls. This enchanting concert is the perfect festive treat, showcasing the Johann Strauss Orchestra and Dancers with soprano soloist Lizzie Holmes as they perform a wonderful selection of waltzes, operetta and polkas from the Strauss family and friends.

performers

John Rigby conductor
Lizzie Holmes soprano
Johann Strauss Dancers
Johann Strauss Orchestra

Alexandra Worrall director and choreographer

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National Concert Hall, Dublin: Johann Strauss Gala - Soloist
Jan
25
3:00 pm15:00

National Concert Hall, Dublin: Johann Strauss Gala - Soloist

Johann Strauss Gala National Tour with Raymond Gubbay to the UK’s most iconic concert halls. This enchanting concert is the perfect festive treat, showcasing the Johann Strauss Orchestra and Dancers with soprano soloist Lizzie Holmes as they perform a wonderful selection of waltzes, operetta and polkas from the Strauss family and friends.

performers

John Rigby conductor
Lizzie Holmes soprano
Johann Strauss Dancers
Johann Strauss Orchestra

Alexandra Worrall director and choreographer

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The Elixir of Love (Gianetta and cover Adina) - Longborough Festival Opera
Jun
25
to 4 Jul

The Elixir of Love (Gianetta and cover Adina) - Longborough Festival Opera

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The poor young man Nemorino is sick with love for the beautiful and unobtainable Adina. A travelling quack doctor sells him a cure for all his problems: the elixir of love. 

This wine-soaked comic masterpiece is one of Donizetti’s most-loved works, and one of the most popular operas of all time. Performed in English, under the baton of Alice Farnham and directed by Giffords Circus’s Cal McCrystal, this will be a joyful show for all the family.

CREATIVES

Alice Farnham Conductor
Cal McCrystal Director
Lucy Bradridge Designer

CAST

Jung Soo Yun Nemorino
Robyn Allegra Parton Adina
Emyr Wyn Jones Dulcamara
Marcus Farnsworth Belcore
Lizzie Holmes Gianetta

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DEBUT at Shoreditch Treehouse with West End Guests
Sep
15
6:00 pm18:00

DEBUT at Shoreditch Treehouse with West End Guests

Discover one of London’s best kept secrets - DEBUT at Shoreditch Treehouse - the acclaimed classical music experience held in a magical bohemian loft space in Central London. This intimate and fun night is like no concert you’ve experienced before, DEBUT at Shoreditch Treehouse offers awe-inspiring performances, time to chat to your favourite musicians and the chance to feel at home in the heart of the city. 

Musicians

Kelly Mathieson West End soprano
Manu Brazo saxophone
Erika Gundesen piano
Sam Peña resident piano improviser
Lizzie Holmes soprano & host

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Cavalli's La Calisto (Destino) - Longborough Festival Opera
Jul
29
to 3 Aug

Cavalli's La Calisto (Destino) - Longborough Festival Opera

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After Monteverdi, Cavalli was Venice's leading composer. His strikingly expressive La Calisto is based on the mythical story from Greek legend. This is a comic yet poignant tale of twisted relationships between gods, women and men, in which Juno, jealous of Jupiter's desire, turns Calisto into a bear. This new orchestration by Lesley Anne is rescored for the Barefoot Band of clarinet, accordion, harpsichord, double bass and recorders.

CREATIVES

Mathilde Lopez Director
Lesley Anne Sammons Conductor
Jean Chan
Designer

CAST

Chiara Vinci Calisto
Sophie Goldrick Diana
Zita Syme Giunone
Emma Charles La Natura/Linfea
Lizzie Holmes Destino
Jessie Tse L’Eternita
Felix Kemp Giove
Neil Balfour Mercurio
Gabriel Seawright Saturino
James Gribble Pane
William Stevens Sylvano

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Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel (Dew Fairy and Gretel, cover) - Grange Park Opera
Jun
23
to 17 Jul

Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel (Dew Fairy and Gretel, cover) - Grange Park Opera

Engelbert Humperdinck’s masterpiece  is far more than just a fairy tale. It presents the haunting themes of the unsettling Grimm story with enchanting music that has earned it the status of one of the most loved operas in the repertoire. The witch is played by Susan Bullock, who has sung Wagner the world over, returns to the Theatre in the Woods to terrify Hansel and Gretel and to bewitch you. 

CREATIVES

Stephen Medcalf Director
George Jackson Conductor
Yannis Thavoris Designer

CAST

Caitlin Hulcup Hansel
Soraya Mafi Gretel
Susan Bullock Witch / Mother
William Dazeley Father
Lizzie Holmes Dew Fairy
Eleanor Sanderson-Nash Sandman

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Verdi's Don Carlo - Grange Park Opera
Jun
6
to 9 Jul

Verdi's Don Carlo - Grange Park Opera

A bitter father-son rivalry ignites in the Spanish court in the grip of the malign Inquisition when Don Carlo finds that his intended bride, Elisabetta, has been promised to his father, King Philip II. What follows is a meltdown of molten intensity.

CREATIVES

Jo Davies Director
Gianluca Marciano Conductor
Leslie Travers Designer

CAST

Leonardo Capalbo Don Carlos
Marina Costa-Jackson Elisabetta
Ruxandra Donose Princess Eboli
Brett Polegato Rodrigo
Clive Bayley King Philip II
George Andguladze The Grand Inquisitor
David Shipley A Monk / Charles V

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Wimbledon No. 1 Court Celebration Concert with Joseph Calleja
May
19
2:00 pm14:00

Wimbledon No. 1 Court Celebration Concert with Joseph Calleja

Former Brit Award winner Paloma Faith will perform as the headline music act for The No.1 Court Celebration in support of the Wimbledon Foundation on Sunday 19 May 2019.

Internationally renowned Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja will also perform as the new No.1 Court roof is closed for the first time, accompanied by members of Grange Park Opera. Faith and Calleja will also be accompanied live by the BBC Concert Orchestra, with the four music performances interspersed amongst three tennis matches.

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Puccini's La Bohème - Opera Up Close (last minute Mimi)
Mar
9
7:30 pm19:30

Puccini's La Bohème - Opera Up Close (last minute Mimi)

Lizzie steps in to save the day for Opera Up Close’s 10 year anniversary National Tour of La Bohème. For one night only at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

cast

Mimi sung by Lizzie Holmes & walked by Amy Novadnieks
Rodolfo Philip Lee
Marcello Nicolas Dwyer
Musetta Emily-Jane Thomas
Schaunard Alistair Sutherland
Colline Julian Debreuil
Benoit/Alcindoro Martin Nelson

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Live at Lunch - Royal Opera House
Mar
1
1:00 pm13:00

Live at Lunch - Royal Opera House

Experience an exciting programme of free lunchtime performances inspired by the heritage of the Royal Opera House. Artists from The Royal Opera and a range of guest artists perform in the newly opened-up spaces of the Royal Opera House.

Musicians

Lizzie Holmes soprano
Ben Smith tenor
Kieran Rayner baritone
Somi Kim piano

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DEBUT at the Old Operating Theatre — SOLD OUT
Feb
28
6:30 pm18:30

DEBUT at the Old Operating Theatre — SOLD OUT

You will be among a select group of people who will experience an exciting event in the attic of St Thomas' Church in London Bridge: a Classical music concert in the oldest operating theatre in Europe.

DEBUT brings its critically acclaimed Classical music series to The Old Operating Theatre, this place once filled with screams, now takes on the guise of a concert hall.

MUSICIANS

Lizzie Holmes soprano
Kieran Rayner baritone
Tiago Gomes classical guitar
Vicky Yuan-Labarre flute

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Soloist: Concordia Candlelit Christmas Concert
Dec
8
7:00 pm19:00

Soloist: Concordia Candlelit Christmas Concert

Concordia Foundation presents its fabulous Candlelit Christmas Concert, showcasing some of their top international Artists in a varied programme of classical gems & festival favourites.

PERFORMERS

Darius Campbell Special Guest Reader
Peter Foggitt musical director
Lizzie Holmes soprano
Natasha Day soprano
Alexander Grainger tenor
Matthew Palmer baritone

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Cadogan Hall: Scarlet and Gold – The Bands of the Household Division
Nov
29
to 30 Nov

Cadogan Hall: Scarlet and Gold – The Bands of the Household Division

The Bands of The Household Division present their glittering winter concert Scarlet and Gold featuring the outstanding talents of Britain’s very best military musicians as they bring the Bands of The Household Division from the parade square to the stage.

Featuring highlights from Patrick Hawes’ The Great War Symphony

Patrick Hawes conductor | Lizzie Holmes soprano, performing ‘Falling Leaves’

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