Wednesday, April 29, 2009

British Youth Opera Easter Workshops 2009

This lot, singing their lovely hearts out, are the group I worked with on the BYO Easter Workshops.

In the middle on ivory-tinkling-duties is the excellent Liz Rowe, my talented colleague who led the group with me.

A great, life-enhancing & wonderful week with a very talented team of young singers.

Friday, April 17, 2009

New Production: Stravinsky's Rake's Progress for British Youth Opera at the Peacock Theatre, London

I am delighted to report that I've been invited by British Youth Opera, to direct this year's new production of Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress.

The production opens at the Peacock Theatre, London, on 9th September 2009.

I was Matthew Warchus's assistant director in 1995 on a new production of the piece for Welsh National Opera, when Bryn Terfel played the part of Nick Shadow. This is the first time I'll have directed the opera...

I'll do my best to make these chaps proud....