Tickets are available here.
Tomorrow evening (4th Dec) Contralto Claudia Huckle will perform the as the Contralto soloist in the Bath Choral Society's production of Handel's Messiah at Bath Abbey.
Tickets are available here.
Starting on Friday 13th November, Helena Rasker takes on the role of Erna in Georg Friedrich Haas’s Morgen und Abend (Morning and Evening), a new commission for The Royal Opera. The Opera is based on a novel by Jon Fosse and directed by Graham Vick. Georg Fredrich Haas is best known in the UK for his instrumental work in vain, acclaimed by Simon Rattle as ‘an acknowledged masterpiece of the 21st century’.
Tickets go on general sale on 14 July 2015.
From Thursday 25th February 2016, Anna Larsson reprises the role of Zia Principessa from Puccini's Sour Angelica, perfomed as part of the composer's triple bill Il Trittico. Larsson performed the role magnificently in 2011, moving from resolute self-composure to agitated insecurity as the confrontation scene progressed. Her return to the ROH stage is sure to be a highlight of the new season.
Keep a look out for tickets for the opening night here.
La Fura dels Baus’s production of Enescu’s rarely performed Œdipe features two Contraltos: Claudia Huckle in the role of Mérope, and the French-Canadian Marie-Nicole Lemieux as The Sphinx. Huckle, a Birgit Nilsson Prize Winner from the 2013 Operalia Conpetition, made her debut at the Royal Opera House this season in the role of Third Lady in Die Zauberflöte. Lemieiux makes her debut in this production Œdipe as The Sphinx.
Performances start on Monday 23 May 2016.
Exciting news as four Contraltos have been engaged to perform in the 2015-16 season at the Royal Opera House.
Die Zauberflöte will run from 23/02/2015 to 11/03/2015.
Claudia Huckle to sing the role of Lucretia in the Glyndebourne on Tour production of The Rape of Lucretia
Claudia Huckle, contralto
British contralto Claudia Huckle will be performing the role of Lucretia in the Glyndebourne on Tour production of Benjamin Britten's The Rape of Lucretia. The role was wirtten for another British contralto, Kathleen Ferrier, and also premiered at Glyndebourne, has some fantastic writing for the contralto voice.
There will be four performances at Glyndebourne, and then one at the following venues: Woking, New Victoria Theatre; Norwich, Theatre Royal; Canterbury, The Marlowe Theatre; Milton Keynes Theatre; and Plymouth, Theatre Royal. Tickets can be booked on the Glyndebourne website.
Below is a video of her performing Erda's Warning, "Weiche, Wotan, weiche" from Wagner's Das Rheingold at the Placido Domingo's Operalia competition, where she scooped the Birgit Nilsson prize.
Dame Clara Butt
Angela Christine Smith