Midsummer Opera presents Verdi's "Un ballo in maschera"
Semi-staged and sung in the original Italian
Friday 20th November 2015, 7pm
Now in its 30th Anniversary Season, MSO’s production of Verdi's dramatic masterpiece "Un ballo in maschera" will feature Andrew Mayor as Renato and other roles will be taken by Jane Streeton as Renato’s wife Amelia, John Upperton as her lover Riccardo, Joanna Gamble as the fortune-teller Ulrica and Catrine Kirkman as the page. The full Symphony Orchestra and 70-strong Chorus of Midsummer Opera will all be conducted by the company's Artistic Director, David Roblou.
Tickets £22 (£20 concessions) in advance
On the door: £26 (£24 concessions) - cash only.
Advance booking at 020 7652 0070
Or online at www.wegottickets.com (bkg fee applies)
Notes on our principal artistes:
Andrew Mayor (Renato) has performed widely including Prospero (Un re in ascolto) in Münster, Danilo (Die lustige Witwe) in New York, Sharpless (Madama Butterfly) in Tokyo and Gianni Schicchi in Spoleto. His performance for MSO as Iago in 2013 was hailed by critics as “splendid” and “spine-chilling”.
John Upperton (Riccardo) has performed at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, St John's Smith Square, the Southbank Centre and Cadogan Hall as well as for Cheslea Opera Group. His MSO Otello was hailed by Opera magazine as "lyrical sound that is pure, powerful and ringing".
Joanna Gamble (Ulrica) has sung Mistress Quickly (Falstaff) for Scottish Opera, Marcellina (Le Nozze de Figaro) for Grange Park, and Klytemnestra (Elektra) and Fricka (Die Walküre) for Secret Opera.
Jane Streeton (Amelia) has appeared frequently with MSO, including the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor; she recently performed Butterfly with Surrey Opera and has recorded for the Hyperion label.
Catrine Kirkman (Oskar) is a former Britten Pears Young Artist and has recently performed major roles with English Touring Opera, Scottish Opera and Focus Opera.
The Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of Midsummer Opera will be conducted by Artistic Director David Roblou who has conducted almost 70 operas, ranging from the baroque to contemporary world premières. He has conducted or directed from the harpsichord the New London Consort, Avison Ensemble and English Bach Festival, appearing at Southbank Centre, Sadler's Wells, Bath, Brighton, Spitalfields Festivals in the UK; at the Academia di Santa Cecilia in Rome, and at the Granada, Versailles, Fribourg, Krakow, Patras and Athens Festivals. More recently he played for the Anglo-Mexican Foundation in Guanajuato and Mexico City, besides Tokyo, Osaka, King's Place, BBC R3 and on many CDs as a chamber musician.