This afternoon the principals have their first music rehearsal in our Recital Room with Musical Director Nicholas Jenkins, Director Harry Fehr , and Assistant Musical Director Jeremy Cooke on the piano.
Nicholas Sharratt is Count Ory, Anna Devin is Countess Adele, Benedict Nelson Raimbaud, Steven Page Count Ory’s Tutor, Kate Howden is Isolier and Louise Winter Ragonde. Nicholas Sharratt was Nemorino in Blackheath Halls’ 2010 opera The Elixir of Love and Lensky in our 2011 opera Eugene Onegin, whilst Louise Winter was Cinderella’s stepmother in our 2012 opera Cendrillon with Kate Howden as her daughther, one of the ‘ugly’ sisters.
Trinity Laban students Zoe Freedman, Claire Barton and Ben Ellis sing the roles of Alice, Lady and Cavalier respectively.
I sat in the Recital Room for a bit and it is a real treat to hear the principals’ singing. A great perk of the job! Having been to the rehearsals at the primary and special schools and having heard the chorus rehearsing, I can’t wait for everyone to sing together!