Contestants nominated by the UK’s leading conservatories, compete for a prize before a distinguished panel of judges. The audience collectively act as one judge. The audience’s vote is also revealed. This event is perfect for anyone who is either interested in spotting emerging talent, and enjoys following singers’ careers, or for an opera novice, who [...]
James Pearson possesses a ferocious piano technique coupled with a sense of musicality that is rarely heard, making him one of the most exciting musicians to have emerged from the UK in the last 25 years. As well as being the Artistic Director at Ronnie Scotts, where his trio are the house band, he is also a pianist, composer and creative tour de force.
Don Giovanni is a bedazzling tragicomedy showcasing the genius of Mozart and Da Ponte at the height of their powers. The Martin Lloyd-Evans production will transport this serial seducer and charismatic anti-hero into the midst of contemporary society to reveal staggering hypocrisy hidden beneath a surface of respectability.
18th July (Opera Novice Night)
This now well-established event in the Clonter calendar offers a great day out for all the family, from lucky finds amongst the car boots to hand-made craft and vintage clothes stalls, with other attractions, from good old-fashioned fair games and a fortune teller, to face-painting and birds of prey, with live music through the day, from Folk to Opera!
Sometimes folk, sometimes not. India Electric Co. use traditional instruments in contemporary styles to explore diverse themes from Eastern Europe, Irish traditions and modern urban alienation to end up with something “quirky and glittery - a veritable musical magpie’s nest” (BBC Radio 3). This is a Ramsey Room session.