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Opera Prize 2021
Sponsored by Ann Driver Trust
Sat 6 February, 7pm

‘Superb variety…’
‘The standard was excellent… as always. A very enjoyable evening’
‘Exciting opportunity to hear some fine voices and possible national or international stars of the future’
Audience feedback from previous years

Past winners include Alfie Boe (1998)

There is just one week to go until this year’s virtual version of Clonter’s Opera Prize. More than ever these emerging artists need your support, and YOUR VOTE.

You will be treated to arias by 14 composers, with Mozart and Bizet neck and neck for appearances. Something for everyone, from George Frideric Handel to John Adams.

You will also be treated to the customary appearance of Stephen Reynolds (Pictured to the left), playing his Clonter Fantasia. If you can spot the 17 snippets of different operas, 2 tickets to next year’s Opera Prize will be yours (when we HOPE to be back to ‘normal’!), as well as 1 ticket (out of the 107 Socially Distanced seats available for this year) once we are open again. Fingers crossed for June/July! We’ll keep you posted.

Meanwhile, whilst we are still in Lockdown, might this event provide you with an excuse to get all dressed up? If you do, please send us photos.

We very much hope you will join us for this historic event – Clonter’s Virtual Opera Prize 2021!
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Link to Promo – https://youtu.be/ETkwzudN0d

Link to Photo Album – https://www.clonter.org/opera-prize-2021-digital-outreach/ 

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Programme

Annie George – Mezzo-Soprano (Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama)
Acerba voluttà Cilèa’s Adriana Lecouvreur Ciller
Mon cœur s’ouvre à ta voix Samson et Dalila Saint-Saëns
Una voce poco fa Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia Rossini

Michael Gibson – Tenor (Royal College of Music)
Dies Bildnis Die Zauberflöte Mozart
La fleur que tu m’avais jetée Carmen Bizet
Where e’re you walk Semele Handel

Lea Shaw – Mezzo-Soprano (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland)
O La Pítoyable Aventure L’Heure Espagnol Ravel
Am I In Your Light Doctor Atomic Adams
Parto, Parto, ma tu, ben mio La Clemenza di Tito Mozart

Katherine McIndoe – Soprano (Guildhall School of Music & Drama)
Je dis que rien ne m’épouvante Carmen Bizet
Atchevo eta prezhde ne znala Iolanta Tchaikovsky
No word from Tom… I go to him! The Rake’s Progress Stravinsky

Ossian Huskinson – Bass-Baritone (Royal Academy of Music)
Bravo signor padrone… Se vuol ballare Le nozze di Figaro Mozart
When my cue comes, call me A Midsummer Night’s Dream Britten
Quand la flamme de l’amour La jolie fille de Perth Bizet

Pasquale Orchard – Soprano (Royal Northern College of Music)
Song to the Moon “Mesiku na nebi hlubokem” Rusalka Dvořák
Kommt ein schlanker Bursch gegangen Der Freischütz Weber
O mio babbino caro Gianni Schicchi Puccini
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‘Pay What You Feel’ Policy

Having presented our digital outreach programme for free for the first half of Covid-19, we have now adopted a mechanism that is helping keep the prospect of theatres reopening globally a possibility, and that any 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.

This event will be broadcast ‘live’ at 7pm on Saturday 6th February, 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.

More Info – https://www.clonter.org/event/opera-prize-3/

Book Now – https://www.clonter.org/booking-pages/operaprize6thfebruary2021/

*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.