"La Forza del destino" by Verdi
Mar
21
to Apr 23

"La Forza del destino" by Verdi

Christof Loy directs a star-studded cast of singers in Verdi's epic opera, conducted by Antonio Pappano. Starring Jonas Kaufmann and Anna Netrebko.

The Story

The Marquis of Calatrava forbids his daughter Leonora to marry the South American nobleman Don Alvaro. The lovers attempt to elope, but the Marquis catches them. In the ensuing altercation, Alvaro accidentally kills the Marquis, who curses his daughter as he dies. Leonora and Alvaro become separated during their escape. Leonora's brother Don Carlo di Vargas decides to find them and avenge his father.

Don Carlo joins the Spanish army under a false name, little knowing that Don Alvaro has done the same thing. The men become close friends while fighting in Italy. But friendship turns to enmity when Don Carlo discovers Leonora's portrait among Alvaro's possessions, and realizes who his new 'friend' really is. His subsequent actions lead the men back to Spain, and to the remote monastery where a disguised Leonora lives as a recluse.

Rachel will be appearing as an actor in the ensemble.

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Amadeus Live
Nov
2
7:30 PM19:30

Amadeus Live

Following its first Royal Albert Hall screening in 2016, Amadeus – the most acclaimed film ever made about classical music, returns this autumn with live orchestral accompaniment.

This unmissable screening of the film (winner of eight Academy Awards, four BAFTAs and four Golden Globes), will feature live music performed by the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, who recorded the original film soundtrack, and the Philharmonia Chorus, conducted by Ludwig Wicki.

Amadeus (1984), directed by Miloš Forman and written by Sir Peter Shaffer, tells the scintillating story of the rivalry between vindictive composer Antonio Salieri (F. Murray Abraham), and petulant genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Tom Hulce). The film was named one of the American Film Institute’s best 100 movies of the century, and remains one of the most beloved movies of all time.

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"Rumours" Live
Aug
24
to Aug 26

"Rumours" Live

On August 26th (Bank Holiday Sunday), the outstanding 'Transatlantic Ensemble,' a group of internationally renowned session musicians, return to perform Fleetwood Mac's iconic 'Rumours' album, live at the beautiful Wylam Brewery Palace of Arts, in Exhibition Park.

If you were lucky enough to see them take the roof off Wylam at Xmas, then you'll know just how great this show is.

Experience one of the greatest albums of all time as never heard before...

There's just something so evocative about the Rumours album... Something that strikes a chord with every true music fan. It's sound tracked the lives of multiple generations. 

To see it performed live, now in 2018, over forty years since it's original release, in its entirety & to such perfection - is a very special thing that you will really, love & enjoy being part of.

If you're a fan of the album, this stunning performance, by this incredible ensemble, is quite simply something you cannot afford to miss.

Fleetwood Mac's eleventh studio album, Rumours remains one of the most successful LPs ever released. Recorded at the height of the band’s hedonism, the album went on to define a whole era of wild parties and anthemic rock music.

Lifelong fans of Fleetwood Mac, The Transatlantic's will perform Rumours like you've never heard it before, presenting a unique, lovingly accurate take of some of music’s most iconic tracks.

Doors to the show are open from doors 7pm Tom Caulker, the World Headquarters Club resident DJ, will be providing the music either side of the band, setting the mood for this special, Summer Bank Holiday event

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SWAP'ra Gala Concert
Jul
30
7:00 PM19:00

SWAP'ra Gala Concert

The SWAP'ra Gala will raise money for the various creative projects we have lined up, including our grant for opera parents, our mentorship schemes, and further performance opportunities for less established female artists.  SWAP’ra is run by five volunteers and everyone in the gala is generously donating their time and expertise, stage managers included.

Hosted by star of stage and screen Fiona Shaw*, the SWAP'ra Gala is a celebration of the incredible wealth of female talent in the opera industry. A series of semi-staged scenes conducted, directed, performed and accompanied by some of the UK’s best loved artists, the evening is not one to be missed. Featuring music from opera favourites such as Le Nozze di Figaro, Madama Butterfly, and Eugene Onegin as well as contemporary work by female composers Elena Langer, Roxanna Panufnik and Josephine Stephenson, the gala promises to be a spectacular event showcasing nearly 40 much-loved soloists, from rising-stars to the stars themselves. 

Conductors include: Jessica Cottis (Gala Music Director),  Alice Farnham,  Sonia Ben Santamaria,  Susannah Wapshott

Directors include: Lucy Bradley,  Poppy Burton-Morgan, Daisy Evans, Karen Gillingham,  Sophie Gilpin (SWAP’ra co-founder),  Francesca Gilpin,  Ella Marchment (SWAP’ra co-founder),  Ruth Mariner,  Robin Norton-Hale

Singers include**: Rosie Aldridge,  Giselle Allen,  Jeni Bern,  Mary Bevan,  Katie Bird,  Lee Bisset,  Rebecca Bottone,  Katie Bray,  Katherine Broderick,  Rhonda Browne, Rebecca Caine,  Catherine Carby,  Emma Carrington, Sarah Castle, Fleur de Bray,  Anna Devin,  Carolyn Dobbin,  Anne Sophie Duprels,  Jennifer France,  Nazan Fikret,  Catherine Hopper,  Yvonne Howard,  Jennifer Johnston, Gaynor Keeble, Gillian Keith, Fiona Kimm,  Janis Kelly,  Rhian Lois,  Caroline Macphie,  Diana Montague,  Anna Patalong (SWAP’ra co-founder),  Madeleine Pierard (SWAP’ra co-founder), Samantha Price, Gillian Ramm,  Meeta Raval,  Amanda Roocroft,  Lucy Schaufer,  Helen Sherman,  Angela Simkin,  Sarah Tynan (SWAP’ra patron),  Kitty Whately (SWAP’ra co-founder),  Catherine Wyn Rogers.

Orchestra: All-female SWAP’ra Orchestra

Concertmaster: Kirra Thomas

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Wagner's "Der FliegendeI Holländer"
Jun
6
to Jun 13

Wagner's "Der FliegendeI Holländer"

  • Longborough Festival Opera (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Longborough Festival Opera presents a new production for the 2018 festival. Sung in German with English surtitles.

Directed by Thomas Guthrie, conducted by Anthony Negus.

Rachel will be singing chorus Mezzo for this production alongside the following cast:
THE DUTCHMAN - SIMON THORPE
SENTA - KIRSTIN SHARPIN
ERIK - JONATHAN STOUGHTON
DALAND - RICHARD WIEGOLD
MARY - CAROLYN DOBBIN
DALAND'S STEERSMAN - WILLIAM WALLACE

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"Rumours" Live XMAS Special: Newcastle
Dec
17
6:00 PM18:00

"Rumours" Live XMAS Special: Newcastle

Fresh off the back of their outstanding, multiple sellout Wylam Brewery shows back in the Spring, by popular demand the amazing ‘Transatlantic Ensemble’ are returning to Wylam. This time for a Sunday night Xmas special, once again performing Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Rumours’ album, live & in its entirety..!

Since they were last with us, they now sell out all over the country, so don't miss this chance to witness, share in & relive, the magic of one of the greatest albums of all time.

We’re delighted to be able to announce their return, with this extra-festive date at Wylam on Sunday 17th December, which is now on sale from the link above, with earlybird tickets @ just £15.

Doors to the show are open from 6pm & Tom Caulker (WHQ DJ) is playing sweet music either side of the band, to properly set the scene & the Transatlantic Ensemble will be on stage around 7pm.

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"Rumours" Live XMAS Special: Newcastle
Dec
16
6:00 PM18:00

"Rumours" Live XMAS Special: Newcastle

Fresh off the back of their outstanding, multiple sellout Wylam Brewery shows back in the Spring, by popular demand the amazing ‘Transatlantic Ensemble’ are returning to Wylam. This time for a Sunday night Xmas special, once again performing Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Rumours’ album, live & in its entirety..!

Since they were last with us, they now sell out all over the country, so don't miss this chance to witness, share in & relive, the magic of one of the greatest albums of all time.

We’re delighted to be able to announce their return, with this extra-festive date at Wylam on Sunday 17th December, which is now on sale from the link above, with earlybird tickets @ just £15.

Doors to the show are open from 6pm & Tom Caulker (WHQ DJ) is playing sweet music either side of the band, to properly set the scene & the Transatlantic Ensemble will be on stage around 7pm.

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"Rumours" Live XMAS Special: Edinburg
Dec
15
6:00 PM18:00

"Rumours" Live XMAS Special: Edinburg

Fresh off the back of their outstanding, multiple sellout Wylam Brewery shows back in the Spring, by popular demand the amazing 'Transatlantic Ensemble' are coming to Edinburgh. This time for a Xmas special, once again performing Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Rumours’ album, live & in its entirety!

Doors to the show are open from 6pm & Tom Caulker (WHQ DJ) is playing sweet music either side of the band, to properly set the scene & the Transatlantic Ensemble will be on stage around 7pm.

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Rude Health - A Festival of New Music
Dec
8
5:30 PM17:30

Rude Health - A Festival of New Music

  • King Charles Court, Royal Naval College (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

An exploration of perception, thought and consciousness.

There are these two young fish swimming along, and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says, ‘Morning, boys, how's the water?’ And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes, ‘What the hell is water?’
David Foster Wallace, This is Water, 2009

As individuals, how do we perceive the world around us? Is this always a conscious decision? 

Join students from Trinity Laban’s composition department as they explore the concept of ‘the self’ and how they relate to their surrounding environment in an immersive, eclectic and surprising evening of new music. 

Rachel will be part of the chorus performing "Palimpsest" by Georgia Bowden

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