TEA WITH… SONGS FROM THE SHOWS
Wednesday 20th November 2019 - 3:30 pm
This increasingly popular Clonter event will consist of an afternoon tea, followed by an hour of songs from musicals.
Corinne Cowling (Soprano)
Australian/American soprano Corinne Cowling holds a Master of Music (Vocal Performance) with Distinction from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, as well as a Certificate II in Musical Theatre, Bachelor of Music (Classical Voice) and Graduate Diploma (Opera) from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. Corinne was a finalist in the 2014 IFAC Australian Singing Competition and won a full scholarship to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she also won the Schubert Institute Competition. From a young age Corinne trained in classical ballet and was awarded an ARAD Advanced 2 with Distinction. She trained at the Charlesworth Institute, Western Australia, and the Royal Conservatoire, The Hague, where she was selected to perform pieces by Jiří Kylián on tour across The Netherlands for the Holland Dance Festival in 2010. Credits while training include: Gretel in Hansel and Gretel and Angelica in La Serva e L’Ussero at WAAPA, Laetitia in The Old Maid and the Thief, Fraquita in Carmen, Fanny in Cambiale di matrimonio and Nanetta in Falstaff for GSMD Opera Scenes. Corinne is currently understudy for the role of Christine in the Phantom of the Opera on West End and is also Princess in Ensemble. She performed as soprano soloist in the major concert halls across the UK and Istanbul for Raymond Gubbay’s Johann Strauss Gala National UK Tour 2017-2019. Other performances include: Other Love Songs at the Wigmore Hall, Guildhall Artist Platform recital at the Barbican Hall, Cosette in Pimlico Opera’s Les Misérables, Peep-bo in Charles Court Opera’s The Mikado, Aréthuze and Bubikopf in Lost and Found Opera’s Actéon and The Emperor of Atlantis, Barbarina and cover Susanna in Clonter Opera’s Le nozze di Figaro, Ensemble in West Green House Opera’s Candide, Madama Butterfly and Die Fledermaus. Corinne is excited to be making her West End debut with the Phantom cast and wants to thank her family, friends and teachers for their endless love, support and guidance, with special thanks to her parents and sister Morgan.
Edward Robinson (Baritone)
Midlands born baritone, Edward Robinson studied at the Royal Northern College of Music as the Oglesby Trust and Drapers de Turckheim Scholar, 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 career. Edward’s operatic achievements include the role of Pilgrim The Pilgrim’s Progress, Marco Gianni Schicchi, Don Pedro Much Ado About Nothing, Silas The Orphans of Koombu, Valens Theodora, Bobinet La Vie Parisienne, Le Surintendant des plaisirs Cendrillon, Sicario Macbeth, Antonio Le Nozze di Figaro and Boy 2 Trouble in Tahiti; performing with Dorset Opera Festival, Clonter Opera, Northern Opera Group and as a young artist at The Buxton International Festival, 2018 and 2019. As a baritone soloist, Edward has performed at venues such as the Opéra Comique, Paris, Birmingham Symphony Hall and The Sage, Gateshead. Recent concerts as guest soloist, include Bramhs’ Requiem, 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 and gives recitals as a musician for the organisation Live Music Now. Edward ensemble experience on the concert and oratorio platform most notable include a performance of Schoenberg’s Gurrelieder and Berlioz Requiem at the Grieghallen, Norway and at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall. Upon graduating from the Royal Northern College of Music Edward was awarded the Robin Kay Memorial Prize for Opera Singing. The award is given annually to the singer the college deems to have the most promising career in opera. Edward joins an esteemed list of winners that includes Sir Simon Keenleyside, Amanda Roocroft, Kang Wang and Kathryn Rudge. Edward has also won awards such as The Brigitte Fassbaender Award for Lieder, The Dean and Chadlington Singing Competition Audience Prize, the Harriet Cohen Memorial Award and Staffordshire Young Singer of the Year. 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 Outreach, Stagecoach and Chant Productions.
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.
Wed 20th November
Tickets £25.00 (SOLD OUT)
Tea Served 3.30pm
Performance 4 – 5pm
Tues 19th November
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 £19.00 (Carers come free – one per person)
Tea Served 3.30pm
Performance 4 – 5pm
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