New Recordings

recorded live at the shoreditch treehouse

 

Recorded with Benedict Lewis-Smith | Autumn/Winter 2018

 

 

Tiger! from Mozart’s Zaide

Je Suis Encore from Massenet’s Manon

Tiny’s Song from Britten’s Paul Bunyan

Ihr Glocken von Marling by Liszt

Gluck’s Orpheus & Eurydice

time zone theatre - opera in the city festival

Gluck’s opera is based on the Greek myth of Orpheus, who - unable to accept the death of his beloved wife Eurydice - descends into the Underworld to bring her back. Moved by his pleas, the Spirits grant him permission, but there is one condition: while leading her out of Hades, he must not turn around and face her. The timeless love story will be presented by Time Zone Theatre as a modern fairy-tale in a new, English translation and with a musical arrangement for piano, violin, flute and harp by musical director Andrew Charity.
    

cast

Caroline Kennedy
Eurydice

Lawrence Olsworth-Peter
Orpheus

Lizzie Holmes
Amor

Creatives

Pamela Schermann
Director

Andrew Charity
Music Director

Cindy Lin
Designer

Petr Vocka
Lighting Design

The most consistently fine work came from Lizzie Holmes as the feisty god Amor
— Plays to See

Bernstein’s Candide

surrey opera at the minack theatre

2018 marks the Centenary of the birth of the multi-talented American musician Leonard Bernstein.

To celebrate this landmark Surrey Opera presents his madcap operetta. This romantic comedy, with its crazy twists and turns, plus Bernstein’s incomparable music, is pure entertainment for all.

cast

Joanna Gamble
Old Lady

Brian Smith Walters
Governor

Rosie Clifford
Paquette

 

Creative

Jonathan Butcher
Conductor & Director

Jill Wilson
Designer

Rob Callender
Lighting Designer

cast

Stephen Anthony Brown
Candide

Lizzie Holmes
Cunegonde

Giles Davis
Maximilian

Puccini's La Bohème

Olivier Award Nominee ‘Best New Opera’ 2018

king’s head theatre at the trafalgar studios, west end

Dalston. East London. Christmas 2017. Ralph clocks Mimi and it's love at first sight. As their passionate affair heats up, romance turns to addiction, setting the couple on collision course with disaster. Will true love conquer all?

The first in the King's Head Theatre in the West End Season, you are taken on a radically different take on Puccini's timeless classic La Bohème, in a brand new version by Adam Spreadbury-Maher and Becca Marriott. Expect laughter, tears and sublime music in an opera experience you'll never forget!

CREATIVE

Panaretos Kyriatzidis
Musical Director

Adam Spreadbury-Maher
Director

Dave Spencer
Revival Director

CAST

Matthew Kimble & Roger Paterson
Ralph

Lizzie Holmes & Becca Marriot
Mimi

Thomas Isherwood & Matthew Palmer
Marc

Lizzie Holmes & Honey Rouhani
Musetta

Sensitively portrayed & well focused
— Sunday Express ★★★★
Powerful & Compelling
— The Times ★★★★
Lizzie Holmes is enchanting, her broad infectious smile and creamy soprano making the final revelation all the more shocking.

One of the most compelling and poignant ends to a Bohème I have witnessed.
— Planet Hugill ★★★★

Patrick Hawes’ A King’s Ransom

Into opera & The britten sinfonia at norwich open

A King’s Ransom reimagines the story of Robin Hood. But, there’s just one problem… where’s Robin? Faced with the threats of the soldiers, and their King imprisoned, what will the villagers do when Robin can’t be found?

Into Opera and Britten Sinfonia unite with 160 children from four schools in Norfolk to tell this extraordinary story.

Into Opera offered four primary schools in Norfolk the opportunity to participate in the professional world premiere of an opera, written especially for children aged 7-11 to perform, by renowned classical composer, Patrick Hawes. The experience included a 13 week artistic residency in the four primary schools selected. Into Opera offered key stage two pupils the chance to work closely with the opera’s composer, librettist, orchestra, stage director, designer and choreographer on a weekly basis. The aim is for the project was to provide a unique, engaging and accessible introduction to opera and all that it encompasses: classical music, drama, dance, the written word and stage design.
    

cast

160 children
From across 4 Norfolk Schools

Lizzie Holmes
Mavis

Creatives

Patrick Hawes
Composer

As theatrical as it is inspiring.

With 160 children on and off the stage, this could be chaos, but it isn’t. It’s wonderful.
— Eastern Daily Press

Andrew Hawes
Librettist

Genevieve Raghu
Director

Tom Floyd
Music Director

Natasha Khamjani
Choreographer

Michael Pavelka
Designer