North Wales Opera Studio presents - La Bohème

North Wales Opera Studio presents La Bohème

Type: Community Event

Heading: Music

Date: 9th & 10th September


Ticket Price: £18.00 (Full) - £15.00 (Conc)

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Anne Williams king founder and director of delighted to be returning to the Stiwt with a production of Puccini's most loved tear jerker La Boheme. Following on from the huge success NWOS had with Carmen in January 2019..

Anne Williams-King

The North Wales Opera Company has a symbiotic relationship with North Wales Opera Studio providing employment and performance opportunities to singers who have been nurtured and polished within its educational endeavours. It also has a purpose to assist singers in bridging the difficulty of finding professional singing engagements when they do not yet have professional representation (an agent)—the difficulty being that it is almost impossible to have representation by an agent without first having professional engagements and it is equally difficult to have professional engagement without first having an agent. The North Wales Opera Company seeks to obviate this dilemma. As such, the North Wales Opera Company does not primarily work through professional representation—rather it seeks out talented singers and give them opportunities for employment and performance thereby enabling them to find representation and build their career. Interested agents and influential educators have an open invitation, as honoured guests of the company, to observe our singers in our venues.

Anne Williams-King (international soprano) along with her husband, David Bartleet (tenor, agent and impresario) created the North Wales Opera Company in 2015 with a view to bring their expertise to North Wales and beyond; it has gone from strength to strength. Debbie Rees-Deacon is our production, set and costume designer.

Lewis Quinn

Lewis returns to the Stiwt after his exciting performance as Don Jose in January 2019, to sing the poet Rudolfo. Lewis has also sung Cavaradossi in Tosca and Turidu in Cavaleria Rusticana for NWOS.

Hollie-Anne Clark

Hollie-Anne made her International debut in Switzerland this July, as Rosalinde in Strauss’s Operetta Die Fledermaus, conducted by Tom Seligman with the Berlin Opera Academy Orchestra. She is thrilled to be working with North Wales Opera Studio this September as Musetta in La Boheme. Hollie holds a Master of Advanced Vocal Technique with Distinction from Wales International Academy of Voice, studying with Dennis O’Neill and Ryland Davies. Recent opera engagements include; Mid-Wales Opera’s 2020 theatre Tour of Le Nozze de Figaro as 1st Bridesmaid, Euryanthe, in Weber’s Opera of the same name, Nerone (L’incoronazione di Poppea), Cathleen (Riders to the sea), La Bergère (L'enfant et les sortilèges), Frasquita (Carmen), Flora (La traviata) and Geraldine (A Hand of Bridge). Recent highlights include; headline soloist in the Donald Gordon Theatre, Wales Millennium Centre, concert soloist with the BBC and for Radio 3, and BBC choral scholar in seven Prom seasons at the Royal Albert Hall. Hollie also holds a Masters in Vocal Performance from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, awarded a scholarship to attend, and a Diploma of Opera from Associated Studios London.

Kristel Vinter Knudsen

Danish soprano Kristel Vinter Knudsen is currently studying at the David Seligman Opera School at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff, Wales. Kristel is a also young artist for the 2021/22 season with Teatro Grattacielo, New York with whom she will make her debut as Elettra in Mozart’s IDOMENEO under the baton of conductor Myron Michailidis later in 2021. A scholarship holder of the David Seligman Opera School, Kristel has performed the roles of Donna Elvira in DON GIOVANNI, Contessa Almaviva (cover) in LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, Agathe (scenes) in DER FREISCHÜTZ, Rosalinde (scenes) in DIE FLEDERMAUS, Pamina (scenes) in DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE and Ellen Orford (scenes) in PETER GRIMES. She has also sung A Woman in Vaughan Williams’ RIDERS TO THE SEA, Rooster/Jay and Fox (cover) in THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN, both with Byre Opera. Also at home on the concert and oratorio stage, Kristel has featured as a soloist in works such as Haydn’s MISSA SANCTI NICOLAI, Bach’s MAGNIFICAT, Handel’s DIXIT DOMINUS and Haydn’s THE CREATION. Kristel holds an MA (Hons) German and Russian from the University of St Andrews from which she graduated in 2019 with the Cedric Thorpe Davies Memorial Price for an outstanding contribution to music in St Andrews.

Contact the Stiwt Box Office on 01978 841300 for more information

North Wales Opera Studio presents La Bohème