The Prometheus Revolution – Fulham Opera at Grimeborn Festival

Caroline Carragher’s Wona is outstanding

I have to commend the cast, all of whom gave sterling performances. Each singer had their own moment or moments, and there were a lot of notes. Everyone really committed themselves to the performance and to the piece, and their support for new opera is admirable.

Delighted with the press comments coming in about our world premiere – more info here!

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Press Release: University of Wales Trinity Saint David – Ethel Smyth

Delighted to be featured in this article by Cate Hopkins about this weekend’s concert in Bridgend!

https://uwtsd.ac.uk/news/press-releases/press-2018/wales-international-academy-of-voice-graduate-celebrates-the-life-of-composer-ethel-smyth.html

The Prometheus Revolution – World Premiere 7 – 10 August 2018

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Thrilled to say I’ll be creating the role of Wona in Keith Burstein’s The Prometheus Revolution with Fulham Opera, which will be performed as part of the Grimeborn Festival in August. Sophie Gilpin directs and Ben Woodward is the M.D.

Star-crossed lovers, rebellion and revolution against the backdrop of a corrupt political class. What would you sacrifice for lasting peace?
Keith Burstein’s new opera is a ravishing vision of our society crossing beyond the threshold of war towards a new age of peace and mutual respect.
The activists within a peace movement find themselves playing out the eternal myth of Prometheus, who took the fire from the Gods to give it to the mortals. But they too may pay a high price for their audacity…
Shot through with pathos and ironic humour, this dark parable is laced with the sounds of vaudeville, Broadway musical and pop ballads.
In the centenary year of the end of World War 1, Fulham Opera present a melodic and intensely lyrical new opera of passion, power and high emotion, presenting a radical and challenging evocation of the moment Humanity takes charge of the world.

Booking opens today! June 22nd – and tickets can be booked via the Arcola Theatre here:

The Art of Change: The Reckoning

The Art Of Change Beyond excited to be part of the team for The Reckoning with The Art Of Change team!

Where:
We are going to be travelling across the country, visiting Liverpool, Manchester, Leicester, Sheffield and London. But before we go on tour we are doing a workshop of the production at the Iris Theatre in Covent Garden on May 4th. This will give us the space to rehearse the production and figure out if anything needs changing. We then hope to be able to reach even more venues once we have some images and photos from the workshop performance.

Your Support:
Your support will ensure that we are able to get the first phase of workshops off the ground. Your donation will help to fund, but not exclusive to: set/props, costume, stage manager, song composition, designer, and rehearsal venue. (Don’t forget the tea & biscuits!)

If you can help support us in this project, we’d be so grateful. We’ve got a fundraising page here – any assistance is hugely appreciated!

The Art of Change, launched in 2017, is a dynamic team of artists and project managers who are committed to bringing life to the often-neglected medium of art song. We use art song to bring a new perspective to current and historical socio-political events.
The Reckoning:
Our new political play THE RECKONING, written by Lila Palmer, combines dialogue with existing art songs, folk songs, and newly written songs, by composers Eve Harrison and Ella Jarman-Pinto. The piece covers three historic eras through the eyes of four women: the leveller Elizabeth Lilburne, the suffragette Emily Wilding Davison, and two fictional modern MPs, interweaving their stories to explore how the voices of women have been heard over time. ​

English Song Recital, April 15th 2018, 2:30pm

CotswoldsThrilled to be performing with three wonderful friends, baritone Graham McGregor-Smith, soprano Kirsty Taylor Stokes, and accompanist Jo Shepherd, in an afternoon of English art song in Ascot on April 15th.

Here’s a few more details, beautifully put by Graham!

We’ll be singing works by Britten, Butterworth, Finzi, Ireland, Lehmann, Vaughan Williams & Venables amongst many others, to include settings of works by Auden, Housman, Masefield, Shakespeare and many more. The programme is full of absolutely cracking stuff, which will completely blow you away, whether you’re already deep in the weeds of English Song or haven’t a clue what I’m on about.

Tickets are £10 and places are limited. Simply visit the Facebook event page for details on how to secure your place.

So please check your diaries and do come along for some fabulous English Song in the Spring sunshine on a Sunday afternoon.

There will be suitable refreshments available pre-show, during the interval and post-show too, and if the weather is good, we’ll be outside enjoying the garden.

If you have any questions or would like further details, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

 

 

An Evening of French and Spanish Art Song – May 5th, 2018 7:30pm

Delighted to be singing again with my fellow mezzo, Daniela Bailey – we last performed together as mother and daughter (Madam Larina and Olga) in Opera at Bearwood’s production of Eugene Onegin in 2011.

We’ll be performing a beautiful and varied programme of Spanish song and mélodie, with Geoff Burford at the piano, and I will be singing some of my absolute favourite Poulenc works.

Tickets are available now from South Hill Park’s box office – all are most welcome!

An Evening of french and Spanish Art Song

Afternoon Tea at Royal Albert Hall

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Caroline is delighted to say she will be stepping in to perform during Afternoon Tea tomorrow in the Royal Albert Hall’s Verdi Room, with Raya Kostova at the piano.

Tickets are available via the link below, and all are most welcome!

All the very best to the lovely Fleur, who is sadly unable to sing tomorrow – lots of WIAV love!

https://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/events/2017/afternoon-tea-with-live-opera-fleur-de-bray-2/