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Sir Thomas Allen: an Opera Appreciation event

18/11/2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Join Durham Opera Appreciation Society for their first professional session, a chance to meet and hear from the University Chancellor Sir Thomas Allen. He is widely admired in the opera world for his voice, the versatility of his repertoire, and his acting. Because of this, many regard him as one of the best lyric baritones of the late 20th century.

Sir Thomas Allen will also be holding a masterclass as part of the event from 4pm.

4:00 – 4:20 – Sophie Horrocks
Que fais-tu, blanche tourterelle? from ‘Romeo et Juliette’ by Charles Gounod

4:20 – 4:40 – Ben Munden
An Sylvia by Franz Schubert

4:40 – 5:00 – Hannah McKay
Verborgenheit by Hugo Wolf

5:00 – 5:20 – Phil Normand
The Call from ‘Five Mystical Songs’ by Ralph Vaughan Williams

5:20 – 5:40 – Poppy Metherell
I attempt from Love’s sickness to fly in vain from ‘The Indian Queen’ by Henry Purcell

5:40 onwards – Talk, Q&A and Refreshments

Accompanist: Mary-Anne Grego

We are delighted to welcome him and invite you all to come and hear from this inspirational operatic figure. This event is open to everyone and completely free of charge!

Important Event Information

Doors Open: 3.45pm
Ticket Prices: Free of charge, but need to be booked.
Ticket Availability: Tickets will be available until the start of the event.
Ticket Delivery: eticket –  a list of names of those booked will be on the door of the event.
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4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Mark Hillery Arts Centre, Collingwood College
Collingwood College


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