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Die Fledermaus – 2013
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Where Are They Now?
Gérard Schneider – 2013 & 2014
Gérard Schneider made his first appearance at Clonter in 2013 as Alfred in Die Fledermaus, and he returned to perform in the 2014 Opera Gala. Since then Gérard has performed throughout the world, including major debuts at the Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall, Wexford Festival Opera, and the Salzburger Festspiele. Gérard joined the Ensemble at Oper Frankfurt in the current season, debuting to great acclaim as both the Prince in Rusalka and Der Hirt in Krol Roger. He also made his debut with the Komische Oper Berlin in Barrie Kosky’s new production of La bohème and returned to Bard SummerScape for three projects celebrating the works of Alexander Pushkin which included the role of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in Rimsky-Korsakov’s Mozart & Salieri. For the 2019/20 season, Gérard will continue his Ensemble work with Oper Frankfurt, performing Der Hirt in Krol Roger and the Prince in Rusalka. Also, he will be making his debut in the role of Gounod’s Faust in a new production at Opera Omaha.
Full Biog – http://www.gerardschneider.com/index.html
Deutsche Radio Philharmonie 2015 – Che gelida manina La bohème
Joyce DiDonato Master Class, Carnegie Hall 2015 – Se all’impero amici Dei La clemenza di Tito
International Meistersinger Akademie, 2018 – Tombe degl’avi miei Lucia di Lammermoor
Frankfurt am Main 2019 – Questa o Quella Rigoletto
Salut! demeure chaste et pure Faust
Alison Rose – 2013
Alison made her first appearance at Clonter in 2013 as Adele in Die Fledermaus, returning to take part in the Opera Gala the same year. Since then she has gone on to win the 2015 Maggie Teyte Prize and the 2017 Leonard Ingrams Award and was a National Opera Studio Young Artist for the 2015/16 season. Concert highlights include Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music at the BBC’s Last Night of the Proms in 2016, Handel’s Messiah at the Royal Albert Hall, Iain Burnside’s musical play Shining Armour with Roderick Williams and Victoria Newlyn, Britten’s Les Illuminations at the Southwell Music Festival and solo recitals at the Oxford Lieder Festival and the Royal Opera House Crush Room. Operatic roles include Papagena, Die Zauberflöte (Glyndebourne Festival Opera); Barbarina Le nozze di Figaro Garsington Festival Opera and English National Opera; Governess, The Turn of the Screw (Bury Court Opera); Vixen The Cunning Little Vixen Grimeborn Festival/Arcola Theatre; Frasquita Carmen (understudy) for Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Lady in Waiting Gloriana St Endellion Festival with Martyn Brabbins, Miranda The Dancing Master GSMD, Bětuška The Cunning Peasant GSMD and Servilia La clemenza di Tito RNCM. Performances at the National Opera Studio included residencies with Opera North, Welsh National Opera, and a performance of scenes from contemporary opera at Sadler’s Wells Theatre. Recent and future performances include her debut with Glyndebourne Festival Opera as Papagena in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Mahler’s Symphony no. 4 at the Southwell Music Festival and Britten’s Les Illuminations with Sian Edwards for the Lewes Festival of Song. Further performances include her debut with Opera North on their Whistle Stop Opera tour, and a return to ENO for a Studio Live production of Judith Weir’s Blonde Eckbert. Alison continues her studies in London with Gary Coward.
Full Biog – http://www.alisonrosesoprano.com
Since performing the role of Rosalinde, Samantha’s roles have included Mrs Coyle Owen Wingrave for the Aldeburgh Festival and Edinburgh Internation Festival, under Mark Wigglesowrth; Chausson’s Poème de l’amour et de la mer at the Barbican’s Milton Court under Julian Clayton; Mozart Requiem with the New Bristol Sinfonia; Dvoràk’s Stabat Mater and Mendelssonhn Paulus at Christchurch Priory. Outside of the UK, Samantha has performed in concerts at the Fontainebleau Palace and with the Schlosstheater Schönbrunn Orchester in Vienna.
Full Biog – http://www.samanthacrawford.com/
2016 – Komm, komm, holder knabe! Parsifal
Since performing the role of Eisenstein for Clonter, Lawrence took up a place on the Opera Course at the Guildhall where he played Arlecchino in The Adventures of Pinocchio. He also performed the role of Tamino in The Magic Flute for Lismore Music Festival and numerous Oratorio performances, including Saint Nicholas, The Creation, Elgar’s Coronation Ode and Gounod’s St. Ceclia Mass.
Full Biog – https://www.lawrencethackeray.net
Recordings – https://www.lawrencethackeray.net/videos
Since performing in Die Fledermaus, Alison joined the Guildhall’s Opera course, performing the role of Erodiade in San Giovanni Battista. In her 2nd year roles included Princess in The Cunning Peasant Dvoràk, Norina I Pazzi per Progetto Donizetti. In 2015 she performed as Lisette in La rondine for Opera in the Open in Dublin.
Full Biog – http://alisonlanger.com
Since performing the role of Falke in Die Fledermaus in 2013, Piran returned the same year to take part in the Opera Gala, and in 2016 to perform the role of Germont in Clonter’s 2016 production of La traviata.
Since stepping into the breach for the role of Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus 2013, Bethan returned to take part in Clonter’s Opera Gala.
Since performing the role of Frosch and Ivan in Die Fledermaus at Clonter in 2013, Nick Completed his Masters degree with distinction at Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2014. Nick then returned to Clonter in 2015 to perform the role of Alfonso in Clonter’s 2015 production of Cosi fan tutte. Since then Nick has performed with Grange Park Opera, Buxton Festival Opera, British Youth Opera and Clonter Opera. Roles include Marcello (La bohème, OperaUpClose, Soho Theatre), Guglielmo (Così Fan Tutte, Greenwich Theatre), Count Almaviva (The Marriage of Figaro, OperaUpClose), Sid (Albert Herring, Hampstead Garden Opera), Masetto (Don Giovanni, Opera Vera), Zaretsky (Eugene Onegin, GPO), Alidoro (Cenerentola, OperaUpClose), Escamillo (Carmen, OperaUpClose), Javert (Les Miserables, Pimlico Opera Prisons Project). Cover roles include Eugene Onegin (GPO), Angelotti (Tosca, GPO), Geronimo (The Secret Marriage, BYO), Adolf (The Jacobin, Buxton Festival Opera), and Marullo (Rigoletto, Bury Court Opera).
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