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
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
The Patricia Routledge National English Song Competition 2016 – Co-ordinator
The Guildhall School of Music & Drama on Wednesday, May 25th from 6.00pm
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
The AESS Courtney Kenny Award 2016 – Co-ordinator
The final will take place at Tonbridge School on Sunday March 6th