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Free Lunchtime Recital of Operatic Arias and Ensembles


20 June 2022

1pm

Free to attend

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The Actors' Church welcomes back Marrianne Town Smith for a brilliant Lunchtime Concert where opera arias and ensembles are presented by composers including Verdi, Strauss and Puccini. She is joined by singers Nina Korbe, Angharad Rowlands, Emil Vincenzi and accompanied by Chad Vindin.

Set List to be announced

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Please note there are no public toilets on site, the nearest are located just outside the church on the Piazza.

Please note there is no set seating or this event. We are operating some COVID measures within the church.

- We ask that you wear a mask whilst in the building. 

- We have provided a number of sanitiser stations.

Biographies

Marrianne Town Smith

Soprano

Lyric-dramatic soprano Marrianne Town Smith started to sing in 2007 as a hobby and distraction from a fast-paced marketing management role.  In 2015 she successfully auditioned for a Postgraduate Vocal Studies Programme at Trinity Laban and graduated with distinction in 2017.
Most recently Marrianne performed the role of Abigaille in Verdi’s Nabucco and was soprano soloist in Brahm’s Ein Deutsches Requiem and Handel’s Messiah in Bart’s Great Hall London.  Other roles performed and covered include Madeleine Lidoine, Les Dialogues des Carmélites; Maddalena, Andrea Chenier; Donna Anna, Don Giovanni; The Gingerbread Witch and Gertrude Hansel and Gretel, and on the concert stage has performed as soprano soloist in Verdi's Requiem.
Marrianne's 2022 season includes concert performances as Abigaille Nabucco, her orchestral concert debut with St Paul’s Sinfonia singing Chausson’s La Poeme de l’amour et de la mer, a workshop with orchestra of Strauss Four Last Songs, First Witch in Dido and Aeneas and Ariadne Ariadne auf Naxos

Please visit marrianne.co.uk for more information.

Angharad Rowlands

Mezzo-Soprano

Angharad Rowlands is a Welsh mezzo-soprano studying on scholarship for a MA in Performance under Raymond Connell and Iain Ledingham at the Royal Academy of Music. She is currently enrolled on the Preparatory Opera course, and is a member of the prestigious Academy Song Circle. In 2019 she made her debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as 2nd Bridesmaid in David McVicar’s revival production of Le nozze di Figaro. At the RAM, Angharad has performed 2nd Witch (Dido & Aeneas) for Royal Academy Opera and the roles of Octavian (Der Rosenkavalier), Charlotte (Werther) and Béatrice (Béatrice et Bénédict) in scenes. In September 2021 Angharad performed the title role in Dido & Aeneas for Hurn Court Opera following her success as a semi-finalist of the Hurn Court Opera Singer of the Year Competition 2020. She looks forward to performing the role of Agnes/Troll 3 in WITCH, a newly-commissioned opera by Freya Waley-Cohen to celebrate the RAM’s bicentenary in March 2022.

Nina Korbe

Soprano

Young Soprano, Nina Korbe, has performed with the Opera Queensland chorus for their productions of La Bohème, Die Fledermaus, Il Barbiere de Siviglia, Peter Grimes and Verdi's Requiem. Graduating in 2019 from the Bachelor of Music Performance program at Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, Nina was awarded the Griffith University Academic Excellence Award. While studying, Nina performed many lead roles in university operas including Arminda in Mozart’s La Finta Giardiniera, and Héro in Berlioz’s Beatrice et Benedict. In September of 2020, Nina commenced her Master of Arts studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London and is currently studying under Kate Paterson and Raymond Connell. She is the proud recipient of an ABRSM International Postgraduate Scholarship, an International Student House Residential Scholarship, a Lord Mayors’ Young and Emerging Artists Fellowship and a grant from the Ian Potter Cultural Trust. In 2021, Nina was invited to sing the role of the Spirit in the Royal Academy Opera production of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and in this year’s premiere performance of new opera Witch by Freya Waley-Cohen as Little Miss Manifest.

Emil Vincenzi

Baritone

Emil Vincenzi started his musical education within the family at the age of 5 and graduated in guitar at the Conservatory of Brescia (Italy) at the age of 18.  He later started in voice training firstly in Verona and then in London with Raymond Connell.  He was cast as Gianni Schicchi in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi with Berlin Opera Academy in 2020 (cancelled due to Covid) and graduated in voice from the Conservatory of Verona the same year.  In 2021 he made his debut as Nabucco in Verdi’s Nabucco in a workshop and appeared as Antonio in Le Nozze di Figaro with Hampstead Garden Opera in November 2021.  In 2022 he performed Nabucco with Uncovered Opera Company and Barone Scarpia, Tosca in the school’s matinees programme at the Teatro di San Carlo, Naples.  Future projects include Harlequin Ariadne auf Naxos and Macbeth (title role) with Uncovered Opera Company. 

Chad Vindin

Pianist

Award-winning pianist Chad Vindin is one of the rising stars of the accompaniment world. Born in Australia, Chad studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music before moving to London to study with Malcolm Martineau and Michael Dussek at the Royal Academy of Music. From there, Chad was awarded the position of Lord & Lady Lurgan Junior Fellow in Accompaniment at the Royal College of Music, which he held for two consecutive years. Chad performs regularly as a recitalist with the Royal Overseas League, The Tait Memorial Trust, and the popular Debut Opera series, based in Shoreditch. He has performed with Grange Festival Opera, Bury Court Opera, Opera UpClose, and recently toured with Manchester Collective, performing Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire. He is regular staff pianist at Malcolm Martineau's annual Oxenfoord International Summer School for Singers and Accompanists in Scotland. Chad has been awarded many prizes, including the accompanist prize at the Royal Overseas League Competition, the Ludmilla Andrew Russian Song Accompanist Prize at the Royal Academy of Music, and the Maureen Lehane Vocal Awards Accompanist’s Prize at the Wigmore Hall. In addition to his busy performing schedule, Chad also maintains a full workload as a staff pianist and vocal coach at both the Royal College and Royal Academy of Music, London.

Free Lunchtime Recital of Operatic Arias and Ensembles

20 June 2022

1pm

Free to attend

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