Spring is in sight and with it heralds the annual Masterclasses, and the subsequent Spring Opera Showcase, which offer a rich variety of semi-staged opera scenes and arias, set into context and presented by a compère, to entertain opera novices of all ages and seasoned opera lovers in equal measure...
James Pearson is a pianist, composer and creative tour de force. He is the Artistic Director at Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club where his trio are the house band. Their last album ‘Swing the Club’, recorded live at the venue, received excellent reviews across the board.
"James Pearson is in shattering form on these sessions." – The Sunday Times
“A triumphant combination of words and music, creating the best operatic comedy of the last century” . Composed by Benjamin Britten Britten’s operatic comedy, written in 1947 with witty English libretto by Eric Crozier was freely adapted from a short story of stifling village life and rebellion “Le rosier de Madame Husson” by Guy de Maupassant.