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Barber of Seville
17 – 24 July
Rehearsals are now well underway, with the quarantiners out of isolation, and a bubble has been firmly formed, and tickets flying out the door.
There are just two weeks to go til the opening night.
If you are as yet undecided, and/or have access to the young, perhaps the following may catch their attention.
And continuing to introduce you to the cast…
Elsa Roux Chamoux – Rosina
Elsa Roux Chamoux is a French mezzo-soprano. She completed her Masters of Performance on the Opera Course at GSMD. She has already won awards and been a finalist in several national and international competitions (Paris, Bordeaux, Vendôme, England, Austria, Wales, Sicily, Italy, Armenia). She has performed the roles of: Dido in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, La Regina/La Vecchietta/ La Duchessa in Respighi’s La bella dormente, Sister Edgar in Lliam Paterson’s The Angel Esmeralda, Celia in Haydn’s La Fedelta Premiata at GSMD, Ruggiero in Händel’s Alcina in Fulham, Romeo in Bellini’s I Capuleti e I Montecchi in London and Cherubino in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro in New York. However, Elsa does not have only one string to her bow: She also obtained her bachelor’s degree in Management in Paris (in e-learning), as well as being a World Champion in Rink-Hockey (roller skate) in 2012 as the goalkeeper of the French women’s team from 2010 to 2015. In 2021 Elsa is going to the Opera Studio of the National du Rhin, in Strasbourg in France.
Benjamin Schilperoort – Don Basilio
Benjamin Schilperoort is an artist-in-residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Belgium where he studies with and performs alongside José van Dam and Sophie Koch. Benjamin began singing during his History degree at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, before studying for a Masters at the Royal Academy of Music. Benjamin’s recent operatic roles include Marco Gianni Schicchi, Golaud Pelléas et Mélisande, Colline La bohème, Fiorello Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Masetto and Il Commendatore Don Giovanni and Seneca L’Incoronazione di Poppea. Benjamin is also dedicated to the performance of song repertoire, and has appeared at the Palais des beaux-arts de Bruxelles, Wigmore Hall and Leeds Lieder Festival. On the concert platform, he has given recitals across Europe and performed as a soloist in the Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Series under Philippe Herreweghe and Ton Koopman. In addition to his performing career, Benjamin is in high demand as a vocal teacher, and gives masterclasses for young singers. He also works as a stage director; his current projects include an improvised staging of Così fan tutte and a one-act musical about the lives of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya (Opera on the Move).
Please note the Box Office is now open Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm, as well as Saturdays prior to The Barber of Seville, 10am – 1pm.
We hope to see you in 2 weeks’ time.