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


Samuel Jackson (Baritone)

Manchester-based Baritone Samuel Jackson graduated from the RNCM in 2016 with first-class honours and has recently completed his Master’s there studying under Nicholas Powell. Samuel’s recent operatic experience includes principle roles in the RNCM’s productions of Kurt Weill’s Street Scene and Offenbach’s La Vie Parisienne. Samuel spent the summer of 2017 performing with The National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company for their UK tour and was a member of the Buxton International Festival’s Young Artist Programme for their 2018 season. Samuel also regularly performs alongside choral societies across the country, including The Lancaster Singers, Bury Choral Society and Warrington Choral Society.


Charlotte Badham (Mezzo Soprano)

Born in Plymouth, Charlotte is a mezzo-soprano who has recently graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music where she gained her Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours and Master of Music with Distinction. Now taught by soprano, Mary Plazas, Charlotte previously studied with Ann Taylor during her undergraduate degree.

Charlotte is the recipient of The Annie Ridyard Scholarship 2016, The Fergal O’Mahony Musician Award 2016, and was a finalist in the Frederic Cox Prize 2017. Her operatic roles include Hansel / Hansel and Gretelfor which she received The Eunice Pettigrew Prize, Hippolyta / A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Willie / Street Scene, and Léonie / La Vie Parisiennein RNCM productions.

Recent engagements include an opera gala for the annual VenCap dinner in Florence (Italy), performances and workshop-leading with Clonter Opera, and a charity recital in her hometown. For the last two seasons, Charlotte has appeared in the Buxton Festival Opera chorus, as well as playing Cretan Womanin Mozart’s Idomeneo. Future engagements include singing Dido in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, performing alto soloist in Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelleand joining Garsington Opera on their Alvarez Young Artist programme this summer.


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 13th March*  (SOLD OUT)

Tickets £25.00

Tea Served 3.30pm

Performance 4 – 5pm


*Tues 12th 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 £19.00 (Carers come free – one per person)

Tea Served 3.30pm

Performance 4 – 5pm


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