2 April 2020

MRM Artists enjoyed successes across Europe throughout March, right up to the final curtain close before the COVID-19 lockdowns began, with several notable highlights.

Jette Parker Young Artist Michael Mofidian “stood out as the finished Handelian article” (Opera Magazine) in his roles as Chelsias/Judge for the Royal Opera House Linbury Theatre’s production of Handel’s Susanna.

Jordan de Souza “conducted the London Philharmonic Orchestra with zest” (The Telegraph) at the Glyndebourne Opera Cup, which resulted in an immediate re-invitation to conduct a new production for the Festival in 2022.

Barrie Kosky brought a new Salome to Oper Frankfurt, starring Ambur Braid and Christopher Maltman.

Robin Johannsen returned to the Musikverein Wien to perform the Queen in Handel’s magnificent oratorio Solomon, with Stefan Gottfried and Concentus Musicus Wien.

Elizabeth Watts’ Countess (The Marriage of Figaro) for English National Opera “brought real poise to her moments in the spotlight as the opera’s least comic character.” (The Guardian)

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