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This increasingly popular Clonter event will consist of an afternoon tea, followed by an hour of musical entertainment.




Edward Robinson is a baritone, based in the North West of  England, currently studying for his Master of Music postgraduate degree at The Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM). He is under the tutorship of the internationally acclaimed baritone, Quentin Hayes. Edward’s passion for opera has lead him to perform in a number of innovative productions during his early career. Since beginning his studies at the RNCM, Edward’s operatic achievements include the role of Valens in Handel’s Theodora, Bobinet in Offenbach’s La Vie Parisienne and Boy 2 in Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti. In 2015, Edward made his début at The International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival as Grosvenor from Patience, a portrayal which earned him a nomination for ‘Best Character Actor’. He has also performed the role of Sicario in Verdi’s Macbeth with the Dorset Opera festival and the role of Antonio in Clonter Opera’s production of Le nozze di Figaro, 2017. As a baritone soloist, Edward has performed at venues such as Birmingham Symphony Hall and The Sage, Gateshead. Recent concerts as guest soloist, include Faure’s Requiem, Haydn’s Creation, Handel’s Messiah and Alexander’s Feast, Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs and a staged performance of his Songs of Travel with the RNCM Chamber Orchestra. Edward also premiered a solo work at the Leeds Lieder Festival, 2017. On the concert and oratorio platform, Edward’s ensemble experience includes a performance of Schoenberg’s Gurrelieder at the Grieghallen, Norway and at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall, Edward has performed in the UK premiere of Penderecki’s Seventh Symphony and Tippett’s A Child of Our Time with the RNCM Symphony Chorus. When not performing Edward is a facilitator for educational and outreach opera. Leading vocal workshops and assisting choirs, Edward has worked with Chango Music, Clonter Opera and Chant Productions. In 2018 Edward will sing the role of Sir John Bantam in a recording of Cellier’s Dorothy, conducted by Richard Bonynge and will perform a recital at the Opéra Comique, Paris. Edward studies are generously supported by the Oglesby Charitable Trust, as well as the Harriet Cohen Memorial Award, the Philip Bates Trust, the Kathleen Trust and the Mario Lanza Foundation.




Madeleine Joyce is a young mezzo-soprano hailing from Perth, Western Australia. Madeleine studied an Bachelor of Music and Post-Graduate Diploma in Music Performance at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). Madeleine has also completedher Master of Arts Degree at the Royal Academy of Music in London, with the support of the Jeffrey Neilson Taylor Scholarship. During her time at the RAM she studied under Sarah Walker and Jonathon Papp. She has performed with Royal Academy Opera in Rimsky-Korsakov’s May Night and Weil’s Der Dreigroschenoper, and sang chorus under conductor Semyon Bychkov in Mahler’s 2nd Symphony at Royal Festicval Hall. She was also selected to sing the ‘Bridesmaids Chorus’ with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in their birthday celebration concert of Der Freischutz,, under the conductorship of Sir Mark Elder. Madeleine sang cover for the role of ‘Dido’ with Helios Opera in their adaptation-reimagining of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas. She was also in the original and revival cast for Mad King Suibhne, a new opera by Noah Mosley, commissioned by Bury Court Opera. Highlights of her time at WAAPA include performing the roles of ‘Hansel’ in Humperdinck’s Hansel und Gretel directed by Thomas de Mallet-Burgess, and ‘Alma March’ in Adamo’s adaptation of Little Women. Madeleine has been a regular performer with Perth’s Art Song Perth and Music Amica, and performs regularly in London. She enjoyed working with Perth Fringe Festival’s opera company OperaBox, covering the role of ‘Smeton’ in their production of Anna Bolena for the Perth Fringe Festival.


Wed 21st March*

Tickets £24.50

Tea Served 3.30pm

Performance 4 – 5pm



*Tues 20th March

This is a ‘relaxed’ performance, which was introduced to offer people in care homes, or for those being cared for at home, and their carers, something to go to together during the day. This opportunity has also been extended to those with other disabilities.

A ‘relaxed performance’ is intended specifically to be sensitive to, and accepting of, audience members who may benefit from a more relaxed environment, including (but not limited to) those with autistic spectrum conditions, anyone with sensory and communication disorders or learning disabled people.


Tickets £18.50 (Carers come free – one per person)

Tea Served 3.30pm

Performance 4 – 5pm



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