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Ailish Tynan makes her Swedish recital debut at the Konserthuset Stockholm on Wednesday 7 March, with pianist Magnus Svensson.

Her programme includes works by Judith Weir, Judith Bingham, Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber and Herbert Hughes.

Following this, on 11 March, at the University of Sheffield, she will perform a recital with Simon Lepper – The Short Straw, a programme of Nursery rhymes, fairy tales and fables… for grown ups!

Philip Sheffield makes his debut with the Opéra de Monte-Carlo as Rev. Horace Adams in Peter Grimes, directed by, and featuring in the title role, José Cura, and conducted by Jan Latham-Koenig.

The premiere takes place on 20 February, with futher performances on 23, 25 and 28 February.

Later this season Philip makes his debuts at the Teatro la Fenice and with Opera Zuid.

Jeni Bern makes her debut at the Teatro Real as Greta Fiorentino in Kurt Weill’s Street Scene.

The new production, directed by John Fulljames and conducted by Timothy Murray, premieres on 13 February, with performances through the season until 1 June.

The performance on 16 February, will be broadcast live on Mezzo HD Live.

Ailish Tynan joins the Manchester Camerata for the Mozart Requiem with performances in Manchester and Sheffield, conducted by Gábor Takács-Nagy and Jean-Claude Picard respectively.

31 January – Bridgewater Hall with the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge
3 February – Sheffield City Hall with the Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus

Nazan Fikret perform’s Arasse in Hasse’s opera seria, Siroe, re di Persia, for the Nederlandse Reisopera. The production, directed by Jakob Peters-Messer and conducted by George Petrou, is a co-production with the Oldenburgisches Staatstheater.

The premiere takes place on 26 January at the Wilminktheater in Enschede before touring The Netherlands hrough February.

Nazan last performed for the Reisopera as Flora The Turn of the Screw in 2006.

Ailish Tynan returns to the airwaves to present Saturday Classics on BBC Radio 3. In the first of two broadcasts, on 25 November, she shares some of her favourite moments in opera, including music by Handel, Mozart, Humperdinck, Wagner, Richard Strauss, Janáček and Britten.

Ailish, will also present the programme on 9 December.

Ailish Tynan sings Vaughan Williams Dona nobis pacem on the latest CD release by King’s College, Cambridge. Conducted by Stephen Cleobury the recording features the Britten Sinfonia and Choir of King’s College, Cambridge.

Vaughan Williams: Dona nobis pacem & Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
Label: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
Code: KGS0021
Release date: 3 November 2017

We are delighted to announce that American soprano Sarah Labiner has joined our roster for UK representation. Sarah studied at the North Carolina School of the Arts and is a graduate of the Royal College of Music and was a Watson Scholar. She continued her training on the English National Opera ‘Opera Works’ programme and is a Concordia Foundation artist. She has won multiple awards at the National Association of Teachers of Singing competition and was awarded a Dean’s Discretionary Grant through the North Carolina School of the Arts to study in Italy on the ‘Canta in Italia’ programme.

Highlights in recent seasons include Jano Jenůfa and Fifteen-year-old Girl Lulu, both for English National Opera, Tytania A Midsummer Night’s Dream for ENO Baylis and Zerbinetta Ariadne auf Naxos as a guest artist for the A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute.

Gweneth Ann Rand performs Messiaen’s Harawi at Opera North’s Howard Assembly Room in Leeds on 26 October, with long time collaborator, pianist, Simon Lepper.

Gweneth Ann is is widely noted as an exponent of the works of Messiaen and has performed them with the Gürzenich Orchester Köln, Tonhalle Orchester Zürich and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, at Wigmore Hall, the BBC Proms and at the Southbank Centre, in London, as part of the composer’s centenary celebrations.

We are delighted to announce that tenor Anthony Flaum has joined our roster for general management. Anthony is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music and the National Opera Studio, in London. His studies were generously supported by English National Opera and the John Wates Foundation.

Highlights in recent seasons include his main stage debut at English National Opera as Borsa in Jonathan Miller’s production of Rigoletto, Rodolfo La bohème for Iford Arts Festival, Turiddù Cavelleria Rusticana for Portsmouth Choral Society, Don José Carmen for Tonbridge Philharmonic Society and the title role in UC Opera’s production of Verdi’s Aroldo at the Theatre Royal Stratford East.

In the current season Anthony will perform Lensky Eugene Onegin for OperaUpClose at the Arcola Theatre, Headstrong/Hermosa Tales of Offenbach for Opera Della Luna on tour and Tybalt Roméo et Juliette for Grange Park Opera. He will also understudy Bill in Jonathan Dove’s Flight for Scottish Opera.

Claire Wild returns to Welsh National Opera as Emma in Mussorgsky’s epic opera, Khovanshchina, which opens their 2017/18 season. The production is directed by David Pountney and conducted by Tomáš Hanus.

Performances take place from 23 September in Cardiff, before touring to Birmingham and Llandudno.