Maxine Robertson Manaement

December 2007 - newsletter 3

MRM Artists success in the press
Stephan Loges/Papageno Die Zaubeflöte/La Monnaie
above all, Stephan Loges, whose beautifully honed baritone makes him an irresistable Papageno
John McCann, Opera Magazine, November issue
Karen Cargill/Rosina/Barbiere di Siviglia/Scottish Opera
Sir Thomas is lucky to have a bright star of a Rosina, Karen Cargill. This young singer has the unbeatable combination of dramatic tone, sonorous mezzo range, zippy coloratura, varied colourings and, to top it all, real acting talent.
Raymond Monelle, The Independent, 5 October 2007
..she brings a welcome touch of international class, handling her weighty voice with impeccable Rossinian style
Andrew Clark, Financial Times, 7 October 2007
Blessed with an outstanding Rosina in Scotland's Karen Cargill
Amanda Holden, The Observer,  28 October 2007

MRM Artist jumps in
Andrew Tortise jumped in with the London Symphony Orchestra for a performance of Mozart Requiem at the Lincoln Centre, New York, with Sir Colin Davis on 17 October
MRM Artists Forthcoming Highlights - Dec/Jan/Feb 
Roland Böer conducts Die Zaubeflöte at Covent Garden on 28 January and 2, 5, 7, 8, 13, 22 and 23 February and will end the month with a concert at The Sage Gateshead on 29 February with the Northern Sinfonia in a programme of Ravel, Prokofiev and Strauss
Karen Cargill will make her English National Opera debut singing Suzuki in the acclaimed Anthony Minghella production of Madam Butterfly on 31 January, with further performances on February 8, 10, 14, 18, 20, 26 and 29
Andrew Foster-Williams will make his debut with the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra and Franz Welser Möst in Haydn's Nelson Mass on 10, 11, 12 and 13 January
Pär Lindskog will sing Siegfried Götterdämmerung in the first of the current Royal Opera, Stockholm complete Ring Cycles on 19 January
Stephan Loges will sing Schöne Müllerin as part of the International Concert Series in Leeds with Eugene Asti on 4 December and returns to the Wigmore Hall with Roger Vignoles on 10 February singing a programme of Lieder by Mahler, Schumann and Strauss
Sally Matthews sings the role of Peri in Schumann's Paradies und die Peri with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Sir Simon Rattle with performances on 7 December in London, 8 in Paris, 10 in Turin and 11 in Budapest. She then makes her Austrian debut singing Blanche in Poulenc's Les dialogues des Carmélites at the Theater an der Wien on 19 January with futher performances on January 21, 23, 26, 29 and 31
Edgaras Montvidas sings his final Edgardo in St Gallen on 16 December, before which he sings Tamino in Vilnius on 2, 4, 7 and 9 December and then travels to Amsterdam to make his Netherlands Opera debut with Belmonte on February 5, 7, 10, 13, 19, 21, 24, 26 and 28
Mark Padmore sings alongside Sally Matthews as the Narrator in the OAE Paradise und die Peri tour in December, before going to Berlin to sing The Messiah with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra on 21, 22 and 23 December with William Christie. During February, he works again with the OAE, this time reviving a project he conceived with the orchestra to explore Bach's St John Passion without a conductor culminating with a performance in London on 24 February at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, when he sings the Evangelist, before touring with the project to Japan and Korea
Annalena Persson sings Isolde's Liebestod and Sieglinde in Act I Die Walküre in concert performances with the Malmo Symphony Orchestra on 24 and 25 January
Andrew Tortise sings Squeak in LSO's concert performances of Billy Budd conducted by Daniel Harding on 7 and 9 December and on 19 January sings in Judith Weir's The Vanishing Bridegroom with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Martyn Brabbins
Thomas Walker takes part in a Schubert Festival in Nantes in January, with performances of Schubert Mass No 6 in Eb conducted by Daniel Reuss and sings the tenor arias alongside Mark Padmore's Evangelist in Bach's St John Passion with the OAE in London on 24 February

New Signing
We are pleased to announce the signing of the young Polish Bass, Lukas Jakobski. Still a student at the Royal College of Music in London, he will make his debut at Drottningholm next summer singing Nettuno, Tempo and Antinoo in a new production of Monteverdi's Il Ritorno d'Ulisse. He has already been seen in London as Frère Laurent Roméo et Juliette for British Youth Opera and will sing Father Truelove in the Royal College production of The Rake's Progress on 28 November and 1 December
Updated Website
If you would like to know more about the Artists' long-term plans, please have a look at their pages on my website where the recent and future highlights sections have been updated