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We are delighted to announce that soprano Camilla Roberts has joined our roster for general management. Born in Wrexham, North Wales, Camilla studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio sponsored by Welsh National Opera, with whom she subsequently she became an associate artist. In 2005 she represented Wales at BBC Cardiff Singer of the World.

Recent highlights include Santuzza Cavalleria rusticana and First Lady The Magic Flute for Welsh National Opera, Donna Anna Don Giovanni and Andromache King Priam for English Touring Opera. She has also recently understudied Meni The Exterminating Angel (The Royal Opera) and Isolde La Vin herbé (Welsh National Opera).

In the current season she performs Donna Elvira Don Giovanni for Welsh National Opera and understudies the title role in Vanessa for Glyndebourne.

Wyn Pencarreg steps in at short notice to perform Roc in The Exterminating Angel for the premiere at the Royal Danish Opera. The production is directed by Tom Cairns and conducted by Robert Hossart.

Wyn performed the role of Padre Sansón in this production at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in 2017. He is also currently performing Alcade in La forza del destino for Welsh National Opera.

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.