Pier Giorgio Morandi 29th January
In Stockholm to conduct the performances of Michael Cavenaugh's new production of Aida we are very lucky to have secured the services of Pier Giorgio Morandi.
He began his career as Principal oboist of the Orchestra of La Scala, Milan and subsequently became the assistant conductor to Riccardo Muti. He has conducted all over the world at all of the major opera houses including La Scala, Milan, Metropolitan, New York and was Principal Guest conductor at the Royal Swedish Opera between 2010 and 2015. He is widely regarded as one of the great interpreters of Verdi and Puccini.
Matthew Rose 7th and 8th April
Two day workshop Generously sponsored by Elisabeth Falkman
Matthew Rose was born in Brighton and studied at The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia with Marlena Malas and at The Britten Pears Young Artists Programme. He was a member of the Young Artists Programme at ROH from 2003-2005. He was awarded the John Christie Award at Glyndebourne in 2006 and has since performed on the stages of The Royal Glyndebourne Festival, Chicago Lyric Opera, Santa Fe, Garsington, Houston Grand Opera, Bayerische Staatsoper, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Dresden, Lyon and the Aldeburgh Festival. His roles have included Bottom, Baron Ochs, Leporello, Figaro, Claggart, Colline, Oroveso (Norma), Enrico (Anna Bolena), Talbot (Maria Stuarda), Polyphemus (Acis and Galatea), Colatinus (Rape of Lucretia) and Nick Shadow.
He has performed with many of the world’s symphony Orchestras, including LSO with Colin Davis, Fabio Luise, Daniel Harding and Michael Tilson Thomas, LPO with Vladimir Jurowski and Yannick Nezet Seguin, Philharmonia with Andrew Davis, Charles Mackerras and Edward Gardner, with The Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony and Los Angeles Symphony, OAE, English Consort, AAM, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, BBCNOW, BBCSSO, BBCPhilharmonic, and Royal National Scottish Orchestra, in concert repertoire from Monteverdi to the present day.
He has performed at Aldeburgh, Edinburgh, Verbier Festivals, at Mostly Mozart Festival and at The BBC Proms.
He has performed Recitals at Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, Aldeburgh Festival, and at Concertgebouw with pianists such as Malcolm Martineau, Iain Burnside, Gary Matthewman and Helen Collyer.
He was involved with Blackheath Halls Opera and community projects from 2007-2017 creating a Children’s Opera and The Royal Borough of Greenwich Children’s Choir.
He has given masterclasses and has coached at Chicago Lyric Opera Ryan Center, Jette Parker Young Artists ROH, and The Lindemann Young Artists Programme at the Met and will teach at Britten Pears Young Artists Programme in 2018.
He has started his own singing Course in Urbania Italy, Scuola di belcanto, Urbania (http://scuoladibelcanto.com/) and is an Advisory Member of the Mahler Foundation.