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Uncovered Opera: The Cover Singers' Autumn Lunchtime Concert

24th November


Free to attend


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Uncovered Opera present their autumn opera programme.

Cover singers devote vast amounts of time learning and preparing roles in opera but rarely have the chance to perform.

Let's celebrate those unseen singers who cover roles and give them a platform to be seen: or at least to work on a role and add it to their CV.  Let's uncover as many developing singers as possible. Let's bring opportunities to people not heard by larger companies. Let's acknowledge there are not enough opportunities for developing artists and let's do something about it. Let's come together in a fun, encouraging environment. Let's learn, build our skills, work out how to hold our shit together as opera singers and grow as artists. Let's perform!


Barcarolle                                                Tales of Hoffman                     Offenbach

Deh vieni non tardar                                  Le Nozze di Figaro                   Mozart

Sempre libera!                                          La Traviata                              Verdi

Evening Prayer duet                                 Hänsel und Gretel                     Humperdinck

Di tanti palpiti                                             Tancredi                                Rossini

Marie Therès…. Hab mir’s gelobt            Der Rosenkavalier                        Strauss

Addio del passato                                   La Traviata                                Verdi

Puppet, why so?                                     A midsummer night’s dream      Britten

Quando m’en vo…                                  La Boheme                                 Puccini

Pace pace, mio dio                                    La Forza…                                Verdi

Flower ‘duet’                                              Lakmé                                    Delibes

Unlike some other developing artist programmes or amateur opera companies there is no fee charged to take part and until funding is secured there is no fee paid to participate.  We are a group of likeminded singers, working as part of an equal team, people who actively enjoy learning from each other and want to learn on the job. 

Please consider making a donation to the company to help towards the costs of lunchtime recitals and other productions. All money donated today will go to the company. 


Please note there is no set seating for this event. 

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Panaretos Kyriatzidis


Panaretos Kyriatzidis is in demand as collaborative performer, vocal coach and musical director. He has won the Gerald Moore Award, Emmy Destinn Awards accompanist prize and London Song Festival duo prize, and has been an Oxford Lieder and Britten Pears young artist.

Panaretos (aka Pan) has musically directed award-winning opera productions and broadcast live on BBC Radio 3. He is a member of staff at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and Morley College and co-founder of The Opera Makers. A native of the Greek island of Thasos, Panaretos holds a BA in law and is an avid food lover.

Marrianne Town Smith


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.  Roles performed and covered include Lady Macbeth, Macbeth: Ariadne, Ariadne auf Naxos; Abigaille, Nabucco, 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, Brahm’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Beethoven’s Ninth, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle and Bizet’s Te Deum.  In 2021 Marrianne established Uncovered Opera Company and has produced four operas involving over 100 other emerging artists and hopes to continue that long into the future! See for more info

Klaudia Magdon


Polish-born soprano Klaudia Magdon is a Trinity Laban Conservatoire graduate, where she completed her Master of Fine Arts degree in vocal performance. She also holds a computer science degree and has worked in financial news in London for a few years before embarking on a full-time vocal career. Klaudia has been performing in concert and opera around the UK and continental Europe and has performed in a number of opera productions for various performing bodies including The Mirror Theatre, The Mediterranean Opera Studio and Festival, The Associated Studios, as well as attending many renowned masterclasses and workshops. Roles include Violetta in La Traviata, Mimì in La Boheme, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Magda in La Rondine among others. Klaudia’s plans include recording her first solo album featuring several new works with living composers.

Lizzie Hawes


Lizzie is a Zwischenfach, singing both soprano as well as high mezzo-soprano repertoire and currently in her second year of MMus study at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Previous performances include the roles of Despina in Così Fan Tutte, Meg in Falstaff, Wellgunde in Götterdämmerung and Second Lady in Die Zauberflöte as part of Trinity Laban’s opera scenes; and looks forward to playing Giulietta in Tales of Hoffman at Trinity Laban’s upcoming opera scenes at Christmas. Other recent performances include La Maestra delle Novizie in Puccini’s Suor Angelica with Opera Greenwich, covering Tisbe in La Cenerentola for Barefoot Opera as well as Valletto in Monteverdi’s Coronation of Poppea and the Witches Chorus in Macbeth for Uncovered Opera. Lizzie also enjoys choral singing as well as oratorio, and has recently performed Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater and looks forward to the Haydn Nelson Mass and Mozart Requiem tomorrow! Lizzie is very grateful to be supported by Norfolk Opera Trust and the Kathleen Roberts Vocal Scholarship.

Verity Jo Spencer Hall


Verity Jo Spencer Hall is a Soprano studying at the Royal Academy of Music. Verity began singing at the age of 17 playing leading lady roles in musicals such as ‘Laurey’ in Oklahoma! and ‘Hodel’ in Fiddler on the Roof. She was also the soprano soloist in choirs in and around the south of Spain and performed to sold out audiences in her own solo concerts. After being talent spotted by the then Jette Parker Young Artist Programme student Yuriy Yurchuk in 2018, she was offered a place by Jack Livigni in his young artist programme ‘The Mediterranean Opera and Studio Festival’ in Sicily. She performed in the chorus for Puccini’s ‘La Rondine’, and debuted the role of Zerlina in Mozart’s ‘Don Giovanni’. At the Academy, under the guidance of her vocal teacher Alexander Ashworth, she has made drastic improvements in both her musicianship and vocal abilities. Verity is delighted to have been asked to perform today at the Actors Church.

Caterina Traverso


Caterina is a Lyric Soprano currently applying for a Conservatoire place in the UK to expand her performance studies and help her develop as a singer.  She loves to sing and her repertoire at the moment involves a lot of Mozart and Puccini. Caterina is very new to the opera world but is looking forward to getting more and more involved in the upcoming months! She recently helped out on Uncovered Opera Company’s production of Ariadne auf Naxos putting her administrative and artistic talents to use back stage, and which included operating the surtitles for 4 shows.

Natasha Elliott


Natasha Elliott is currently undertaking her Artist Diploma as a Morag Noble Scholar at Trinity Laban conservatoire of Music and Dance. She recently performed the role of Sesto in “La Clemenza Di Tito” and Dritte Dame in “Die Zauberflöte” for Trinity Laban’s Opera Scenes as well as an off stage chorus lead for The Opera Maker’s production of “Turandot” at Grimeborn. This December she will play the Wolf in a new interpretation of Cesar Cui’s “Little Red Riding Hood” got St Paul’s Opera. the Other projects have included Princess Clarice in "L'Amour des Trois Oranges" for Regents Opera and Florence Pike in St Paul's Opera's production of "Albert Herring", Octavian in "Der Rosenkavalier" for Uncovered Opera, Die Zweiter Dienerin in Fulham Opera's "Die Ägyptische Helena", and Flora in Regents Opera's touring production of "La Traviata".

Uncovered Opera: The Cover Singers' Autumn Lunchtime Concert

24 November 2023


Free to attend

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