CLONTER OPERA GALA – LONDON
Tuesday 12th November 2019 - 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Opera Gala London – The Lansdowne Club, 9 Fitzmaurice Place, London W1J 5JD
This fundraising event aims to raise national awareness of the opportunities on offer in the North of England and secure the funds Clonter needs to complete a full emerging artist programme and educational outreach for 2000 children in 2020.
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“Classy young singers, a world-class repetiteur and slickly staged set of pieces… Whenever Clonter is unearthed from its Northern roots, it rightly receives huge commendation for its work…” Louise Christie, Opera Today 2017.
The opera gala consists of a variety of well-loved opera arias, duets, and ensembles, followed by some musical theatre classics, in a well established operative prelude to Christmas, and is ideal for anyone who has not been to an opera before, but would like to dip their toe in the water, before committing to a full blown one. Each item is set into context by the director, so no prior knowledge necessary.
For this year’s Opera Gala, Clonter is delighted to welcome back Alexandra Lowe (Soprano), who took part in the 2017 Masterclasses and Spring Opera Showcase, returning this February as the Guildhall School of Music And Drama, as their nominee for the Opera Prize Concert, and winning first prize, and performing the role of Donna Elvira in Clonter summer production of Don Giovanni. Also returning to Clonter is Andrew Henley (Tenor), who will be performing the role of Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, and Alexandra Oomens (Soprano), who will be performing the role of Zerlina, and Stephanie Maitland (Mezzo-soprano), who took part in the 2018 Masterclasses and Spring Opera Showcase. Clonter is delighted to welcome Oliver Platt (Director) for the first time.