Rocket Opera & The Maltings
Christmas Opera Recital
Date: Wed 19 December 2018 7.30pm
Venue: Henry Travers Studio, The Maltings, Berwick-upon-Tweed
Berwick Festival Opera and Rocket Opera are closing their 2018 season in style with a festively-themed opera recital in the intimate acoustic of The Maltings’ Studio. A sparkling tree, the magical wintry lights of Berwick in the distance, a glass of something warming, and a massive dose of Christmas cheer will make this the perfect prelude to your Happy Holidays.
A trio of familiar voices will be accompanied by our Steinway grand piano as we celebrate the magic of Christmas in truly operatic terms with scenes from La Boheme, Werther, Hansel and Gretel and a host of popular songs and carols.
Tenor AUSTIN GUNN is well-known to Berwick audiences for his starring performances for BFO since its launch 2014, combining a fabulous voice with a great sense of drama - and excellent comic timing. He’s worked for English National Opera, Scottish Opera and has appeared at the Edinburgh International Festival, as well as performing in recitals around the UK and Europe.
Berwick-based TAMSIN DAVIDSON is another favourite with BFO audiences after stand-out performances in Dido & Aeneas, The Mikado, La Scala di Seta, Iolanthe, and The Vampyre, alongside her busy schedule as a soloist at recitals across the UK.
Soprano KATIE OSWELL is a recent graduate from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and sang a memorable Zerlina in BFO’s Don Giovanni in 2017.
1h30m + interval