A Night at the Opera
This superb concert from Calibre Productions features glorious highlights from many of the world’s favourite operas. Powerful heart-wrenching moments from Puccini and Bizet sit beside glittering gems from the pen of Lehar and the majesty of Mozart, while illuminating and amusing stories truly put the music into context both within the operas and the lives of their composers.
Since 2004 Calibre has teamed up some of Britain's finest singers from the Royal Opera House, English National Opera and Welsh Opera with hugely popular sopranos such as Denise Leigh and Jane Gilchrist (winners of Operatunity), The Opera Babes and Joanna Appleby (left, an original member of Amici Forever) who has sung to huge audiences in some of the most prestigious venues around the world.
Mezzo soprano Hannah Pedley has sung to great acclaim with many of the UK’s opera companies and is well known for her concert and oratorio work with such companies as the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and The Sixteen.
Tenor Wynne Evans (Go Compare!) performs regularly with English National Opera, Welsh National Opera, Scottish Opera and Opera Northern Ireland, among others, has worked as a soloist with all the major UK orchestras and has been tenor soloist at the opening night of the BBC Proms and the Welsh Proms. Baritone Mark Evans (yes, he and Wynne are brothers) has an equally impressive CV and has sung with all the major UK opera companies, most recently as Marcello in La Bohème for Welsh National Opera on tour to Japan.
A Night at the Opera offers a mix of arias, duets and ensembles and is truly a diverse, passionate and exciting experience. Musical accompaniment is provided by the critically acclaimed Schomberg String Quartet and pianoforte.