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MRM Artists nominated in the 2019 International Opera Awards

8 February 2019

Artistic Director Douglas Boyd continues to take Garsington Opera from strength to strength, reflected in their nomination in the Festival category. The nominees for Best Recording (Complete Opera) include Barrie Kosky’s brilliantly contentious production of  Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg from the Bayreuth festival. Last season Edgaras Montvidas enjoyed great success as Anatol in Glyndebourne’s Vanessa, which is nominated for...

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Andrew Tortise returns to Covent Garden to make role debut as Kudrjas in Katya Kabanova

21 January 2019

Andrew Tortise returns to the Royal Opera Covent Garden in February in his role debut as Kudrjas in Richard Jones’ new production of Katya Kabanova, conducted by Edward Gardner. Concerts this season include tenor soloist for Handel Messiah and Bach St John Passion with the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century and Daniel Reuss; Horatio in Berlioz Lélio with the BBC...

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Thomas Walker makes his début at the Opéra national de Paris

21 January 2019

Tenor Thomas Walker makes his début at the Opéra national de Paris in January singing Adam in a new production by Romeo Castellucci of Scarlatti's Il Primo Omicidio conducted by René Jacobs, a role he will reprise later in the season in concert at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam and on stage at the Staastoper Berlin. A fine Handel singer, Thomas’s 2018/19...

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Marcus Farnsworth triumphs in concert performances of Candide with Marin Alsop and the LSO

21 January 2019

Baritone Marcus Farnsworth brought bags of character to his assorted roles, so said The Times following concert performances of Candide with the London Symphony Orchestra and Marin Alsop in December, having previously performed Maximillian and Captain to great acclaim for Bergen National Opera. Other highlights this season include several appearances in recital at the Wigmore Hall and in concert with...

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Jordan de Souza joins forces again with director Barrie Kosky for La Boheme at the Komische Oper, Berlin

21 January 2019

After the triumph of Bernstein’s Candide in November, conductor Jordan de Souza joins forces again with director Barrie Kosky for his second new production this season at the Komische Oper, Berlin with Puccini La Boheme, opening on 27 January. In the Spring he will tour Australia and New Zealand with Die Zauberflöte, conducting the Auckland Philharmonic, West Australian Symphony and...

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