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Noèmie Johns

Noèmie began singing whilst studying at University of Cambridge. 

 

Her career has developed since winning the Birmingham Choral Society Oratorio Prize. She is currently studying at The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire under Yvonne Sandison.

 

Recent engagements for Noèmie include Dorabella in North Wales Opera Studio production of Cosi fan tutte as well as several roles with French opera companies.

 

We look forward to her appearing in the role Cherubino for Wedmore Opera.

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John Williams

John has appeared with several opera companies in the South West of England in a range of roles from Gilbert and Sullivan to Puccini.  He has appeared in both oratorio and concerts around Gloucestershire and Somerset.

He has been singing with Wedmore Opera since 1995 and now lives in the village which he loves. 

 

He enjoys the relaxing atmosphere, good company of friends, food, wine and music.

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Ellen Steward

Ellen, who has the role of Susannan, is a remarkable young singer  who has recently embarked upon her professional operatic career.  Currently Ellen is a scholar at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, following an education as a specialist musician at Wells Cathedral School.

 

She has sung with a number of national chamber choirs and is currently a bursary member of The Nation Chorus of Wales.

 

Ellen has extensive solo experience with the BBC Radio 3.  The most notable of her recent roles was as Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro.

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Matthew Tilley

Matthew Tilley who is to play the title role in Wedmore Opera's production of The Marriage of Figaro is a graduate of Bath Spa University who has trained subsequently at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

Matthew gained local attention whilst studying in Cardiff. He became well known as “the singing barista” who could ”espresso” himself.

 

He has built a wide repertoire of character roles with many opera companies. Matthews' rich bass-baritone voice is, like him, full of beans.

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    Dominic Bowe

    When Wedmore Opera made plans to produce The Marriage of Figaro they had no idea that the role of Count Almaviva could be filled by an experienced baritone living at Sand!

    Dominic Bowe has sung for Glyndebourne, Garsington and The Grange Festival as well as numerous national opera companies. 

    He has also built a career as a soloist in oratorio and concert performances.  We look forward to his interpretation of the Count in Wedmore Operas production.

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    Anna Fitzgerald

    Anna graduated from University of Bristol with First Class Honours degree before
    moving to Wales to study at Royal Welsh College of Music where she gained a
    Masters of Music in Vocal Performance with distinction.


    She is building a wide ranging repertoire being able to move effortlessly between
    operatic roles and those in oratorio and concert.

     

    Anna’s previous roles include the one that she is to play for Wedmore Opera as The
    Countess in The Marriage of Figaro. Anna has a family connection to Wedmore and
    we look forward to welcoming her.

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    Merryn Gamba

    Merryn is making a welcome return to Wedmore Opera having sung the role of Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana. 

     

    Her wide-ranging repertoire includes roles in major works on stage as well as Oratorio and concert engagements. 

     

    Merryn also has wide ranging experience of contemporary music working regularly

    with BBC Radio 3 and BBC Philharmonic. 

     

    Merryn is a local singer who lives in Wells.

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    Andrew Havers

    While a medical student, Andrew started singing lessons with Roy Hickman at The Guildhall. He was a Harkness scholar at Aldeburgh and sang with Morley Opera.

     

    Since then his medical career has been  funder of, and until recently a constraint upon, his vocal career!

     

    Since joining Bath Opera ten years ago, he has sung Leporello (Don Giovanni), Papageno (Magic Flute), Ned Keene (Peter Grimes) ,Claudio (Beatrice and Benedict) , Monterone (Rigoletto) , Starek (Jenufa) , Guglielmo (Cosi fan tutte) and Figaro(Marriage of Figaro).  Future engagements include Somnos (Semele).

     

    He studies with Judy Davis.

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    Alex Pinkstone

    Alex is about to complete his MA in Music Performance at Bath Spa University.


    During this time he has built a wide ranging operatic repertoire by major composers.
    Don Basilio is a role that Alex has already performed this summer with Bath Opera
    during their tour of the South West. He has also been engaged to perform Nanki-
    Poo in The Mikado and Jupiter in Semele.


    His future plans include a desire to study at The Royal Welsh College of Music and
    Drama and to expand his work in choral music and musical theatre.

     

    Alex is looking forward to his debut with Wedmore Opera.

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    Anthony Stuart LLoyd

    Anthony graduated in hospitality management but then received a Sir Geraint Evans scholarship to attend The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Whilst there he won The Blue Riband (Rhuban Glas) at the Royal National Eisteddfod followed by a series of prestigious competition prizes including Young Welsh Singers Competition Prize.

    He has sung many major roles with Welsh National Opera including the role of Bartolo in The Marriage of Figaro which he is playing for Wedmore Opera.  Anthony has also appeared in West End productions as Jacob in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat and as The Ghost of Christmas Present in the London Palladium production of Scrooge The Musical.

     

    Anthony recently returned from  La Fabrique Opera Grenoble having appeared in the role of Timur in Turandot.

     

    His concert work includes a Concert of Grand Opera for The Sultan of Oman, WNO’s 50th Anniversary Concert and performances with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and many more.

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