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We are delighted that American mezzo-soprano Tichina Vaughn has joined our artist roster with exclusive representation in the UK and Eire. Ms. Vaughn is celebrated for her luxuriously rich voice as well as her electrifying stagecraft. She began her career as a member of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program and made her European debut as Mistress Quickly in Falstaff at the Oper Stuttgart.

Highlights in recent seasons include First Maid Elektra at the Metropolitan Opera; Begonia Der Junge Lord at the Staatstheater Hannover; Filipyevna Eugene Onegin at the Spoleto Festival; and Maria Porgy and Bess  at the Teatro alla Scala. She also performed many roles at the Semperoper Dresden including Klytämnestra Elektra, Die Knuperhexe Hänsel und Gretel, Herodias Salome, Mother Il prigioniero and Brigitta Die tote Stadt, where until the recently she was a principal artist.

In the current season she debuts with English National Opera and Dutch National Opera as Maria in Porgy and Bess, also performing in Caruso a Cuba for the Dutch National Opera, she returns to the Metropolitan Opera as Mère Jeanne Dialogues des Carmélites, and reprises the role of Begonia Der Junge Lord at the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz.

Ailish Tynan returns to Wigmore Hall for a programme of January red letter days – the birthdays of ten composers, five poets, and two great songs, and the deaths of two composers and nine poets. In this programme, devised by Graham Johnson, Ailish performs works by Britten, Wolf and Delibes and others.

Ailish is joined by mezzo-soprano Anna Huntley, baritone Benjamin Appl, bass William Thomas, pianist Graham Johnson, and actor Shalisha James-Davis.

The recital takes place on 24 January.

Jeni Bern makes a long awaited return to Scottish Opera, as Professor Prentice in the world premiere of Anthropocene by Stuart MacRae. The production is directed by Matthew Richardson and conducted by Stuart Stratford.

Performances take place from 24 January in Glasgow, with further performances in Edinburgh and London, at the Hackney Empire.

Jeni returns to Scottish Opera later this season as First Lady in Sir Thomas Allen’s production of The Magic Flute.

Nazan Fikret sings Fiordiligi on a newly released recording of Così fan tutte released by Rubicon Classics. The recording from a production by the European Opera Centre, with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, is conducted by Laurent Pillot.

Mozart: Così fan tutte
Label: Rubicon
Code: RCD1026
Release date: 23 November 2018

The recording recieved 4 stars in a recent review in The Guardian.

Philip Sheffield makes his debut with the Oper Köln as Rev. Horace Adams in a new production of Peter Grimes, directed by Frederic Wake-Walker, and conducted by Nicholas Collon.

The premiere takes place on 25 November, with futher performances on 28, 30 November, 2, 6, 8 December.

This is Philip’s third house debut and second new production of Peter Grimes this year!

Ailish Tynan makes her debut performance of Britten’s War Requiem this week at the National Concert Hall in Dublin. The performance features the massed forces of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, RTÉ Concert Orchestra, RTÉ Philharmonic Choir and Choristers of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and is conducted by David Brophy.

The concert on 9 November will be broadcast live on RTÉ lyric fm.

Njabulo Madlala makes his debut with English National Opera as Jim in their first staging of Porgy and Bess, in a lavish production directed by James Robinson, and conducted by John Wilson.

Performances on: 11, 13, 17, 19, 24, 26, 27, 29, 31 October, 3, 8, 10, 14, 17 November

Later this season Njabulo returns to ENO as Aeneas in Dido, a co-production with the Unicorn Theatre.

Following acclaimed performances in Madama Butterfly, Linda Richardson returns to Welsh National Opera this autumn as Violetta in their classic production of La traviata. The original production is directed by Sir David McVicar (revived by Sarah Crisp) and conducted by James Southall.

Performances take place from 21 September until the end of November, opening in Cardiff before touring.

Keel Watson performs at the BBC Proms as the Usher in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Trial by Jury at the newly-restored Alexandra Palace TheatreThe semi-staged performance with the BBC Concert Orchestra and BBC Singers is conducted by Jane Glover, and directed by Jack Furness.

The performance on is sold but will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 at 3pm on 1 September and will be available afterwards to listen again on the BBC website.

We are delighted to announce that bass Trevor Eliot Bowes has joined our roster. Trevor was born in Victoria, Canada and studied at the University of Toronto, the Banff Centre for the Arts, the Britten-Pears Young Artists Programme and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. He is currently one of Barbara Hannigan’s Equilibrium Young Artists.

In recent seasons appearances include house debuts as José Castro La fanciulla del West and Policeman Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk for English National Opera, Silvano Un ballo in maschera for Grange Park Opera, and Der Lakai Ariadne auf Naxos for Opera Holland Park, and Boots and Footman Der Rosenkavalier for Glyndebourne.

Future plans include Ben Benny Paul Bunyan and A Cappadocian Salome for English National Opera, and Father Trulove The Rake’s Progress with the Münchner Philharmoniker, conducted by Barbara Hannigan.