An Evening at the Opera


Students from the Royal Academy of Music will be displaying a ‘wealth of talent’ at The Hub, Sussex Central College, Haywards Heath this Friday 11th September at 7.30pm.

The Royal Academy of Music student’s will delight the audience with an ambitious programme of Italian Opera including scenes, duets and favourite arias from Mozart’s Figaro, Idomeneo, Donizetti’s L’elisir D’amore, Don Pasquale, Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi and more!

The opera singers are at present all students at the Royal Academy of Music and arranged by Nia Coleman this exceptionally talented group have put together a delightful 90 minutes of music making, to be executed with love and enthusiasm of the most infectious kind.

Nia Coleman, a 23 year old soprano from Maresfield, East Sussex, has been awarded a bursary from the Royal Academy Conservatoire, where she has recently embarked on a Master’s programme to broaden and advance her skills in order to pursue her career in classical singing.

Amongst the rest of the group is Holly Czolacz a Soprano, who already has studied with Sopranos from the Royal Northern College of Music and studied Italian Opera in Italy.

Mezzo soprano, Tabitha Reynolds, gained an entrance scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music, and now holds the Isobel May Walton scholarship 2014.

Freddie de Tommaso from Tunbridge Wells, was spotted when he sang at Glyndebourne for a family friend, his talent shone through and he was offered a place at the Royal Academy.  He puts his love of opera down to growing up with an Italian father that meant from an early age he always knew his Stranvinsky from his Puccini.

Phillippa Scammell is a soprano from Cardiff her passion and versatility as a performer has meant at a young age she has already performed in various opera and oratorio performances.

Eleanor Broomfield is an English born Soprano, holds the Audrey Lyon Scholarship and has sung in Canada and the United States for the choir of Christ’s College Cambridge

Other performers will include Denise Want  Mezzo Soprano, Anne Reilly Soprano,  Lorena Paz Nieto Soprano born in Galicia Spain & Thomas Kelly.

Chad Vindin will provide the piano accompaniment as the backdrop to this wonderful light-hearted evening beautifully presented – and performed in an intelligent, stylish and elegant manner

An evening not to be missed, the beautiful voices will trill through a huge programme of many of our best-know opera songs, together with some lesser-known.

“These young stars of the future offer such a wealth of talent” says Tim French “The great thing about opera is that it is just another style of music that can be incredibly intense and exciting, while it can also be light-hearted and silly”.

TICKETS: £20   

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