Future engagements include their own American Song series at the
Wigmore Hall, Facing Forward Looking Back, and appearances in major
festivals across the UK. They will record their third disc for Linn
Records, of Jake Heggie’s songs, and will collaborate with Jason Rebello,
Gwilym Simcock, Cheryl Frances Hoad.
graduated from the RCM having been the recipient of the coveted Queen Elizabeth
Rose Bowl, and has won many awards including the Mobil Song Quest, the
McDonalds Aria Scholarship and the Royal Overseas League Vocal Competition. She
made her debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden aged just 24, and her
roles there have included Tamiri/Il Re Pastore, Musetta/La Boheme,
Michaela/Carmen, Erste Dame/Die Zauberflote and Echo/Ariadne auf Naxos. She has
also appeared in principal roles with Opera Koln, Canadian Opera, Opera New
Zealand, Vlaamse Opera and Opera Holland Park. She is a prolific concert and
recital artist, and her appearances have included the BBC Proms, concerts with
most of the UKs major orchestras and tours with Andrea Bocelli and Jose
studied at Cambridge University and the RCM, is a BBC New Generation Artist and
the winner of multiple awards, including Second Prize in the Montserrat Caballe
Competition. She has appeared in opera at the Salzburg Festival, Bayerische
Staatsoper, Opera de Lille, Edinburgh International Festival, Aldeburgh
Festival, Scottish Opera and Opera North, in roles including Fricka, Waltraute,
Suzuki, Dido, Hansel, Mrs Herring, Giovanna Seymour, Lucretia and Agrippina.
She has peformed with many of the world’s greatest orchestras conducted by
Haitink, Van Zweden, Nagano, Bicket, Spano, Slatkin, Dausgaard and De La Parra.
She recently made her Carnegie Hall debut under Sir John Eliot Gardiner and her
solo recital debut at the Wigmore Hall broadcast live on Radio 3.
Staples studied at Cambridge University and the RCM. He made his Royal
Opera House debut as Jacquino/Fidelio, returning for First Armed Man/Die
Zauberflote, Artabenes/Artaxerxes, and Narraboth/Salome. He has sung with major
companies at home and abroad, including La Monnaie, and the National Theatre
Prague. In concert he has appeared with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under
Rattle, the Swedish Chamber Orchestra under Manze, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra
and the London Symphony Orchestra under Harding, the Deutsche
Kammerphilharmonie under Pinnock, the Rotterdam Philharmonic under Nezet
Seguin, the Accademia Santa Cecilia under Bychkov, and the Gavle Symphony under
Ticciati. He is the artistic director of Vignette Productions, and as one of
the founders of Opera for Change will take Mozart’s Die Zauberflote across the
African continent in an articulated lorry.
Tim Mead studied at
Cambridge University and the RCM, where he studied with Robin Blaze. He made
his professional debut as Ottone/L’incoronazione di Poppea at Opera de Lyon
under William Christie, and he has since appeared at the Royal Opera House,
Covent Garden, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, ENO, Opera North, Scottish Opera,
Bayerische Staatsoper, De Nederlandse Opera, Den Norske Opera, Opera de Lille,
and Opera de Dijon amongst others. In concert and recital, he has appeared at
Carnegie Hall, all of Europe’s major concert hall, the BBC Proms, the Wigmore
Hall and the Edinburgh International Festival working with conductors including
Bolton, Christie, Cummings, Curnyn, Curtis, Goodwin, Haim, Hengelbrock,
Jurowski, Minkowski and Suzuki.
Imbrailo studied at the RCM and then joined the Jette Parker Young Artists
Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. At the ROH he has sung a
huge range of roles, including Count Almaviva/Le Nozze di Figaro, Malatesta/Don
Pasquale and Schaunard/La Boheme. Elsewhere, he has appeared as Billy/Billy
Budd (Glyndebourne, De Nederlandse Opera), Pelleas/Pelleas et Melisande
(Essen), Tarquinius/The Rape of Lucretia (Houston Grand Opera), Figaro/The
Barber of Seville (WNO), Count Almaviva (Opera de Lille, WNO), and
Guglielmo/Cosi Fan Tutte (Opera Colorado, Glyndebourne Touring, Opera North).
His concert appearances have included engagements with the Halle (Elder), BBC
Proms, Verbier Festival, Royal Albert Hall and New York Philharmonic (de
Burgos), and he has given solo recitals at the Wigmore Hall, St John’s Smith Square,
and at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw.
Alisdair Hogarth made
his concerto debut at the age of 15 with the LPO broadcast on Classic FM, and
studied at the RCM where he won all of the major prizes for piano
accompaniment. He regularly broacasts for BBC TV, BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM,
and has appeared at Wigmore Hall, QEH, Purcell Room, Cadogan Hall, Bridgewater
Hall, Philharmonic Hall and many national and international festivals, accompanying
Barbara Bonney, Sir Thomas Allen, Rosemary Joshua, Lillian Watson, Donald
Maxwell and a number of his generation’s finest young singers. He also makes
regular appearances as a solo pianist, recently performing Gershwin’s Rhapsody
in Blue with the National Symphony Orchestra in New York.