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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.

Ailish Tynan appears at Proms in the Park Scotland for the BBC as part of the Last Night of the Proms celebrations around the UK.

She will perform with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Stephen Bell. Also appearing are Jason Manford, Karen Matheson and Claire Teal, with BBC Radio Scotland presenter Jamie MacDougall.

The first part of Proms in the Park Scotland will be broadcast live on BBC2 Scotland, with a complete broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland.

Ailish Tynan performs Una poenitentium in Mahler’s Eighth Symphony with the Dresden Philharmonie at the new concert hall at the Kulturpalast in Dresden.

The performances on 25 and 27 August mark the opening of the 2017/18 season, and are conducted by the orchestra’s Principal Conductor, Michael Sanderling.

In the wake of the terrible fire at Grenfell Tower, Nazan Fikret, with support and generous assistance from Cadogan Hall, the Royal Opera House, Garsington Opera, Opera Magazine, the International Opera Awards and leading arts professionals, has rallied fellow performers to organise a concert to raise funds for those affected.

The concert on at Cadogan Hall on 17 September, presented by Petroc Trelawny, will feature a sensational line-up of both established and up-and-coming artists. This is a one-off event and everyone involved has given their services for free.

All funds raised will be distributed equally between Rugby Portobello Trust (Charity No 1100143) and Grief Encounter (Charity No 1101277) which focus specifically on helping the affected families with rehabilitation and looking to the future.