Author Archives: Stephen Miles

The Recorded Legacy of an opera house built on a convent garden

The Highways and Byways of Opera – Stephen Miles


No matter how well one thinks one knows one’s opera, there are always some surprising facts, figures and episodes that surprise. I enjoy walking the highways and byways of opera, exploring some of the lesser know comings and going of the operatic world in its history and practice. In this lecture, I am looking at the recorded legacy of an opera house situated on what was once a convent garden west of the City of London. Currently, The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, the building is the third theatre on this site and it has a varied, rich and sometimes surprising history.

North Walsham opera Appreciation Club

Tuesday, November 1st at 7.30pm, The Atrium, North Walsham

My Life Around Opera

My Life Around Opera

Stephen recounts how he got the ‘opera bug’ after singing as a child at Covent Garden. A humorous romp through a life lived immersed in opera, both as a performer and connoisseur, with audio examples.

St Ninnian’s Church, North St, Moniaive, Dumfriesshire

Sunday August 21st at 3.00pm for one hour

Admission: £10

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Let Us Garlands Bring – April 23rd 2016

Let Us Garlands Bring – April 23rd 2016

On the occasion of Her Majesty, the Queen’s 90th birthday and Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary of death, Let Us Garlands Bring celebrates all that is best in British music and the English language with a programme of songs across four centuries.

With Kathleen Wyatt – piano

Saturday, April 23rd at 5.00pm for one hour

Christ Church, Fulmodeston NR21 0LZ

Free entry, retiring collection for the church