June 2013

June 2013

23 June

I started writing this in May and now it is nearly July!

Quartets is behind us with happy memories. The photo is the Quartets team - Nicholas Bosworth, Stephen Svanholm, Gillian McIlwraith, Caroline Kennedy and Joe Morgan. 

Audience comments included “an evening of sheer pleasure [with] four outstanding singers elegantly dressed…”, and “Quartets was stunning! What a clever idea to use ‘human props’! The simple, yet effective, stage moves, programming and intro’s knitted it all together to tell a story of all the emotions”.

Have you all been watching Cardiff Singer of the World? Perhaps you are in Cardiff waiting for tonight’s final? What a great line up of voices! Who do you vote for?

I think Jamie Barton stands a strong chance of winning both song and opera prizes, but my vote is for mezzo Daniella Mack.

The countdown for Magic Flute will start in earnest soon, but next Thursday I will see Merry Opera’s production in The Scoop, the open air venue between London and Tower Bridges, and the week after I’ll be at Nevill Holt (4 miles from Great Easton) for their version.


Date: 23 / 06 / 2013

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