We are delighted to have this update on Frederick Jones, (Tenor). He reports: I’m involved in the Monteverdi madrigal Lamento Della Ninfa, a scene from Britten’s Gloriana and a half hour excerpt from Strauss’ Capriccio. I’ve also been casting one of the operas for Guildhall’s summer double bill, playing the role of Charles in Hindemith’s The Long Christmas Dinner. We are also doing a collaboration with the LSO Schools orchestra for a performance of Gianni Schiccjf in the Barbican centre next month with Christopher Purves singing the title role which is very exciting. We have also now learned two of the operas for next year and I’m incredibly excited to say we are going to do Cos fan tutte and Britten’s Midsummer Nights Dream which is wonderful. It is uncommon for the school to mount such mainstream operas, but the faculty said that with such a high standard on the course it seemed silly not to take up the opportunity. British Youth Opera’s , they have offered me the role of Tom Bakewell in their 2018 season of the Rake’s Progress!
We’re just so excited with all the fabulous news about our talented alumni! This time – our very own baritone Kieran Rayner; who was announced as the winning singer of the International Sing Finzi Competition
Hawke’s Bay locals Katherine Winitana and Emmanuel Fonoti-Fuimaono have joined an elite collective of young New Zealand opera singers this week after being named semifinalists in the 2022 Lexus Song Quest. The Lexus Song Quest