to Apr 21

The Mikado


★★★★★ "From the opening explosion of energy this is a show that knows where it's heading, and that's to five-star heaven. Inventive on top of original wrapped in outrageous. This is the best fun you can have in a pub." - What's On Stage
★★★★ "The cast sings and acts with a winning blend of gusto and wit... perhaps the back room of a pub really is the best place to take your Gilbert & Sullivan.” - Evening Standard
★★★★★ "John Savournin directs with surety and panache. This production simply cannot be bettered. It deserves every accolade that will undoubtedly come its way." - The Spy in the Stalls
★★★★ "The Mikado is full of wit, impeccable timing and exceptional acting and singing by the energetic cast. This is a triumphant achievement both visually and musically, thanks to the fizzing energy that radiates from David Eaton at the piano." - The Stage
★★★★★ “As ingenious as origami, as joyful as cherry blossom, Charles Court Opera’s The Mikado is a treat at every level.” - Culture Whisper
★★★★★ Damian Czarnecki’s choreography deftly utilises every inch of space...there’s never really a dull moment in this meticulously-created production.” - Act Drop
★★★★ "Sparkling new treatment of a Gilbert & Sullivan classic. The Charles Court Opera are most certainly all ablaze with ever-living glory." - Playhouse Pickings
★★★★ "A terrific crowd pleasing production, the comedy is sublime... it works a dream" - Remote Goat

The Mikado of Japan & Pish-Tush                                   MATTHEW PALMER
Nanki-Poo, A wandering minstrel                                     JACK ROBERTS
Ko-Ko, The Lord High Executioner of Titipu                    PHILIP LEE (except 6th - 8th April, when John Savournin will play Ko-Ko)
Pooh-Bah, Lord High Everything Else                               MATTHEW KELLETT (22nd - 30th March / 8th - 12th April / 14th April)
Pooh-Bah, Lord High Everything Else                               STEPHEN GODWARD (31st March/ 1st - 7th April / 13th April / 15th - 21st April)
Yum-Yum, A Ward of Ko-Ko, also engaged to Ko-Ko     ALYS ROBERTS
Pitti-Sing, A Ward of Ko-Ko                                                JESSICA TEMPLE
Peep-Bo, A Ward of Ko-Ko                                                 CORINNE COWLING
Katisha                                                                                   MATTHEW SIVETER

Director / CCO Artistic Director                                         JOHN SAVOURNIN
Musical Director                                                                    DAVID EATON
Choreographer                                                                       DAMIAN CZARNECKI
Set & Costume Designer                                                      RACHEL SZMUKLER
Lighting Designer                                                                  NICHOLAS HOLDRIDGE
Stage Manager                                                                       OCTAVIA PENES
Costume Supervisor & Wardrobe Mistress                       KATIE VINICOMBE
Design Assistant / Props                                                      JESSICA HUCKIN

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to Jul 29

The Marriage of Figaro - Clonter Opera

Clonter Opera will present Mozart’s timeless comedy which will be set in 1930’s Spain during the civil war, exploring class dynamics, and a strong gender divide, with wit and heartrending emotion.

Count Almaviva – Josep-Ramon Olivé
Countess Almaviva – Elizabeth Skinner
Susanna – Margo Arsane
Figaro – Henry Neill
Cherubino – Angharad Lyddon
Marcellina – Jade Moffat
Basilio/Curzio – Andrew Irwin
Bartolo – Eugene Dillon-Hooper
Antonio – Edward Robinson
Barbarina – Corinne Cowling

Music Director & Conductor – Clive Timms
Director – Stephen Medcalf
Assistant Music Director – Robin Humphreys
Set & Costume Designer – Nate Gibson
Lighting Designer – Petr Vocka

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7:00 PM19:00

Drake Calleja Trust: Scholars' Showcase Concert featuring Joseph Calleja

On 20th May 2017 at the UN Ballroom of the Four Seasons Hotel at Ten Trinity Square, Joseph Calleja, Patron of the Drake Calleja Trust, will perform solo arias and duets with our singers scholars and the Trust's Head of Scholarships and Artistic Planning, Vicky Yannoula. The programme will mainly consist of chamber music and vocal repertoire performed by selected musicians from our group of 2016-17 Scholars.

UN Ballroom at the Four Seasons Hotel, 10 Trinity Square, London, EC3N 4AJ

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7:00 PM19:00

The Magic of Opera at Woburn Abbey

The Sculpture Gallery is delighted to welcome internationally renowned Bjorn Dobbelaere to conduct a 21 piece orchestra, whilst Corinne Cowling and Marcus Liljedahl will perform a selection of the most popular arias and duets.

Join us at this black tie event for reception drinks and canapés, before enjoying a three course candlelit dinner, where the orchestra between the courses will bring the very best of operatic arias and duets.

Woburn Abbey and Gardens, Woburn, Bedfordshire, MK17 9WA

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1:10 PM13:10

Song in the City: American Voices

Artists from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama:
Lauren Lodge-Campbell, soprano
Corinne Cowling, soprano
Mimi Doulton, soprano
Eva Georghiu, soprano
Dylan Perez, piano

Devised by Dylan Perez (Guildhall School), 'American Voices' includes songs composed by some of the most exciting contemporary American composers including Andre Previn, Sally Chisum, Juliana Hall, Tom Cipullo, and a UK première of 'Valentines' by Jules Pegram.

Song in the City, The Hall, St Botolph without Bishopsgate, Bishopsgate London, EC2M 3TL

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6:00 PM18:00

Scenes at Six

'Nanetta' from Verdi's Falstaff and 'Fanny' from Rossini's La cambiale di matrimonio

Milton Court Studio Theatre, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Barbican

A showing of opera scenes performed by postgraduate singers, with music direction by Liz Marcus and stage direction from Simon Cole.


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7:00 PM19:00

The Song Guild

Silk Street Music Hall, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Barbican

Opera & Vocal, Concert, Competition/Prize

Singers and pianists come together to perform song repertoire under the leadership of vocal accompanist Professor Graham Johnson.

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1:00 PM13:00

Side by Side

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) Liebeslieder-Walzer Op. 52, Stephen Hough (b.1961) Other Love Songs 

Wigmore Hall

The Prince Consort; Students from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Members of The Prince Consort and Stephen Hough have worked with the students from Guildhall School of Music and Drama towards this performance, in which the students and ensemble perform side by side

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