2019

August 2019
August 13th – 17th – ‘Ragonde (Venetia Trumpington Hewitt)’, Count Ory
Opera Alegría at Grimeborn Festival 2019
Director Ben Newhouse Smith
MD and translator Lindsay Bramley
Cast:
Count Ory – Rob Jenkins
Countess Adele de Fourmoutier – Naomi Kilby
Fanshawe – Matt Duncan
Hopkins – Alistair Sutherland
Nathaniel – Alicia Gurney
Venetia Trumpington Hewitt – Caroline Carragher
Alice – Fae Ami Evelyn
Home Guard: Messrs Hancock, Smallbone and Platt – James Schouten, Ian Massa-Harris and Christopher Killerby

June 2019
June 4th, 7th, 11th, 13th, 15th, 18th, 20th, 22nd, 26th – Manon Lescaut, Opera Holland Park
Conductor Peter Robinson
Director Karolina Sofulak
Cast:
Manon Lescaut – Elizabeth Llewellyn
Des Grieux – Peter Auty
Geronte di Ravoir – Stephen Richardson (Ben Bevan on June 26th)
Lescaut – Paul Carey Jones
Edmondo – Stephen Aviss (John Wood on June 18th)
Dancing Master – John Wood (Mike Bradley on June 18th)
Singer – Ellie Edmonds

June 8th, 10th, 12th, 14th, 16th, 19th, 21st, 25th, 27th, 28th – Un Ballo in Maschera, Opera Holland Park
Conductor Matthew Kofi Waldren
Director Rodula Gaitanou
Cast:
Gustavo – Matteo Lippi (Adriano Graziani 12th and 16th June)
Amelia – Anne Sophie Duprels
Anckarström – George von Bergen
Oscar – Alison Langer
Madame Arvidson – Rosalind Plowright OBE
Ribbing – Benjamin Bevan
Horn – John Savournin
Cristiano – Ross Ramgobin
Servant – Mike Bradley
Un Giudice – Ian Massa-Harris

June 23rd – Mozart Requiem for Bridgend Tabernacle Choir conducted by Matthew Nash
Soprano soloist – Alison Shone
Alto soloist – Caroline Carragher
Tenor soloist – Osian Wyn Bowen
Bass soloist – Gareth James

May 2019
May 11th – Elijah, Hampton Choral Society conducted by Richard Harker
Soprano soloist – Christine Cunnold
Alto soloist – Caroline Carragher
Tenor soloist – John Wood
Bass soloist – Thor Blough

May 16th – 17th: Saint-Saëns’ Henry VIII, ‘Anne Boleyn’ with Guildford Opera, conducted by Lewis Gaston
Directed by Peter Melville
Cast:
Henry VIII – Simon Wilson
Anne Boleyn – Caroline Carragher
Catherine of Aragon – Olive Murray
Don Gomez de Feria – Kevin John
Duke of Norfolk – Mike Christie
Earl of Surrey – Richard Gun-Cuninghame
Lady Clarence – Penelope Hope
Papal Legate – Clive Perry
Archbishop Cranmer – Graham Fisher

April 2019
April 6th – A Night At The Opera: Ormond Opera with Richmond Choral Society
Guest artists Caroline Carragher, Rosalind O’Dowd and Ian Massa-Harris

March 2019
March 22nd – Desire And Destiny: Gala in support of The National Brain Appeal
Performing artists Louisa Petais, Caroline Carragher, Blake Askew, David Monteith