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Clonter is committed to continuing to provide as many opportunities for emerging artists as possible, and to that end Clonter is delighted to welcome back Soprano (Formerly a Mezzo-Soprano) Erin Rossington, to start the 2021 recital series. Erin took part, to high acclaim, in Clonter’s 2019 Spring Opera Showcase, dazzling the audience in particular with Act III Scene 1 from Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice.

 


Erin Rossington Recital – Promo
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Programme 

Temerari…Come Scoglio, Così fan tutte, Mozart
Donde lieta uscì, La bohème, Puccini
Celui dont la parole…Il est doux, il est bon, Herodiade, Massenet
Ecco…Io son l’umile ancella, Adriana Lecouvreur, Cilea
De cet affreux…Pleurez, pleurez mes yeux, Le Cid, Massenet
I can smell the sea air, A streetcar named desire, Previn

 

Erin Rossington (Soprano)

Hailing from the welsh hills, Erin Gwyn Rossington is currently on the Opera Course at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama with Susan Waters. She previously completed her bachelor’s degree with first class honours at the Royal Northern College of Music in 2019. That same year she won International Voice of the Future at Llangollen International Eisteddfod, Lieder Prize at the David Clover Singers Platform 2019 and 2020, and the prestigious Elizabeth Harwood Memorial Prize at the RNCM. She also won Bridgend Male Voice Choirs Diamond Bursary competition 2020. Since winning at Llangollen she has had many opportunities such as performing a recital at Conwy Classical Music Festival and soloist in the opening concert of the North Wales International Music Festival. Erin has performed on renowned stages including the Royal Albert Hall, Bridgewater Hall, Royal Festival Hall, and Queen’s Theatre – London. She was thrilled to perform the role of Madame Thernardier in the Urdd’s Welsh production of Les Miserables in the Millennium Centre, Cardiff in October 2015. In May 2019, Erin was part of the Spring Opera Showcase at Clonter Opera with Michael McCaffery and Anthony Legge. She was also awarded the Violet Mary Lewis Memorial scholarship for the most promising voice at the National Eisteddfod of Wales in 2017. Her career has extended internationally, singing at the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral in Argentina. She was guest soloist for NEW Sinfonia orchestra’s New Year Gala at St. Asaph Cathedral and St. Giles Church, Wrexham. Her opera roles include; Salomé Hérodiade, Countess Le Nozze di Figaro, Micaela Carmen, Dorabella Cosi fan Tutte, and Mrs Grose Turn of the Screw. She was thrilled to be chosen as one of Garsington Operas Alvarez Young Artists for their 2020 season of Rusalka and Un giorno di Regno, sadly cancelled due to Covid. Erin is one of four daughters and visits home as often as she can to help her family on their sheep farm, feeling at one singing on the hills of their mountainous Welsh farm. Her studies are generously supported by The Countess of Munster Trust, Ryan Davies Memorial Fund and The Kathleen Trust. She is delighted to be a Help Musicians UK Sybil Tutton Award holder.

 

Robin Humphreys (Accompanist)

Robin Humphreys is a graduate of the University of Birmingham and a holder of the prestigious Diploma in Professional Performance from the Royal Northern College of Music, where he studied piano accompaniment with David Lloyd. Appearing in concert both as a soloist and an accompanist for over 35 years, he now pursues a successful career as an accompanist and répétiteur, the breadth of his repertoire being reflected in television and radio broadcasts ranging from BBC Radio 3 to Emmerdale! At the RNCM, Robin is a senior music coach within the School of Vocal Studies, for whom he was also chief répétiteur on the majority of college productions from the late 1990s until 2013. He has appeared with the Manchester Camerata in the world premiere of “A Feast of Fables” by Paul Reade, has been Musical Director for Feelgood Theatre Productions and, from 1990-2000, Opera & Concert Productions (Worldwide) Ltd with whom he toured throughout the Gulf, the Indian sub-continent and the Far East. Robin has a particularly close association with Clonter Opera Theatre in Cheshire, where he regularly works as Assistant Musical Director and Accompanist. He is also an accompanist member of the British & International Federation of Festivals.

 

‘Pay What You Feel’ Policy

Having presented our digital outreach programme for free for the first half of Covid-19, we are continuing to adopt a mechanism that is helping keep the prospect of theatres reopening globally a possibility, and that new content is purchased on a ‘Pay What You Feel’ basis. This also enables us to offer this FREE to Friends and Patrons of Clonter*.

Become a Friend – https://www.clonter.org/support-us/become-a-friend/

E-Tickets £5, £10, £20, FREE for Friends and Patrons of Clonter

There is no booking fee applicable for this event.

The link to the performance will be detailed on your e-ticket, which will be emailed to you upon purchase. If you are unable to access Vimeo, a link to the show will be available via YouTube, in the description of your E-ticket link.

This event will be broadcast ‘live’ at 7pm on Saturday 24th April, but the show will be available for one week following broadcast.

If you have any queries, please contact our box office – boxoffice@clonter.org. Please be aware that the box office is currently only being manned on a Wednesday and Friday.

*If you are a Friend or Patron, a link will be sent to you the day before the event, i.e. it is not necessary for you to book.

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