Cast

Philip Clieve: Tenor

  Philip is from Lancashire and recently completed his Masters degree at the RNCM in Manchester. He is a Buxton Festival Opera Young Artist and in 2014 was a recipient of a Help Musicians UK Sybil Tutton award. In 2014, he was a finalist in the Frederic Cox Award at the RNCM. He has performed…

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Helen Anne Gregory

Helen was born in Bradford but is now based in the North West. She studied music and graduated from Cardiff University with BMus (hons) in 2001. After Graduation Helen moved to Bolton and worked in Sales & Marketing before returning to full time studies in 2010 at the Royal Northern College of Music where she…

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Christopher Ellis: Pianist

Christopher is a former student of Chetham’s School of Music, where he studied with Simon Bottomley; and the Royal Academy of Music, where he studied with Christopher Elton. Christopher has received numerous awards and performed in some of the most prestigious concert venues including the Royal Festival Hall and the Bridgewater Hall. He was a…

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Jonathan Ellis: Pianist

Jonathan Ellis started learning the piano at the age of three. From the age of 11 onwards, he studied at Wells Cathedral School, and then moved on to the joint music course of the RNCM and Manchester University. He achieved a first class degree from both institutions plus the PPRNCM diploma in solo piano studying…

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Richard Belshaw: Tenor

Richard James Belshaw was born in Wigan, Lancashire. His passion for music began at a young age and had the great opportunity to sing in the majority of Anglican Cathedrals in England and Wales between the ages of 11 & 22. Richard also had a great interest in maths and science leading to further studies…

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Jennifer Parker

Jennifer, a mezzo-soprano, completed her Masters with Distinction at the RNCM in 2015, studying with Antonia Sotgiu and Louise Winter. Whilst at college, she performed the roles of Valencienne (The Merry Widow) and Jenny (Company), in addition to a variety of concert appearances including Bernard Rands’ Walcott Songs and performances with the RNCM Jazz Collective.…

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Neil Balfour

Half-indian, half-scottish bass-baritone, Neil Balfour, is an opera singer whose repertoire spans a diverse range of music. He graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music with Masters distinction under singing teacher Nicholas Powell. Upcoming 2018 performances include covering Don Alfonso in Cosi Fan Tutte for Opera Holland Park, touring the the same role with…

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Georgina Rosanna Murray

Georgina Rosanna Murray is a soprano from Manchester. She was a student at the Royal Northern College of Music Junior School before moving to London where she studied the Double Bass and Voice at the Royal Academy of Music. She completed a postgraduate course as a mezzo soprano at Trinity College of Music in 2009,…

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Helen Latham

Preston born soprano, Helen Latham graduated from Birmingham Conservatoire with a Post Graduate distinction in performance, under the tutelage of Anne Dawson and then continued her studies with Jane Erwin. Upcoming Roles include Adele in Strauss’ Die Fledermaus for Bolton Choral Union, Vivaldi’s Gloria/Bach Magnificat for Darlington Choral Society, and the Bach Cantatas Project for…

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