A Gala Opera Concert
ST. George's Hall is being
transported to a world of opera to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Una
Voce Opera Company, with a special Gala Opera Concert featuring the voices
of internationally renowned singers.
The Gala Opera Concert, with piano accompaniment, will reflect Una Voce's
past productions as well as some classic opera favourites in the splendour
of St George's Concert Room on Saturday, 12 March 2016.
A whole host of singers will perform as part of the anniversary concert,
carefully selected by Una Voce to guarantee a fine evening of opera.
Featuring Mezzo soprano Natasha Agarwal, Eilin O'Dea, a successful world
class actress and Soprano, they both join up and coming Tenor, Benjamin
Sweeney, who has performed a variety of roles across Europe and Russia and
Darwin Leonard Prakash, Baritone singer, who brings a new style to the
concert after making his debut with UVOC in 2015.
Eilin O'Dea, a classically trained singer, is sure to be the star of show as
she is best known for her performance of James Joyce's iconic Molly Bloom,
which she has performed across Europe as well as many other productions. Her
love of music has influenced many of her performance choices and,
ultimately, her wish is to combine both abilities by performing opera, which
represents the ultimate merging of both arts.
Young and fresh talent will be welcomed to the stage for some jaw dropping
performances; starring Soprano singer, Natasha Agarwal. The 19 year old
singer has already won many awards such as 'Liverpool Voice of the
Year' and 'Young Singer of the Year' at the Alderley
Edge, Blackpool and Huddersfield Music Festivals. Her roles have included
Dorothy (Wizard of Oz), Cosette (Les Misérables) and Christine (The Phantom
of the Opera) as well as many breath taking performances across the UK.
Ehren Agarwal, who is just 14 years old, will also entertain with his
saxophone, bringing beautiful music to the event. Ehren takes part in school
productions and is a member of the Concert Band, the Swing Band and the Sax
Quartet. The Merchant Taylors' school student is a global superstar in the
making as he also won the Instrumental Class at Southport Festival last year
as well has many other awards from the age of 10.
The singers will appear by kind invitation of Dr. Robert Alderson, Una
Voce's Vocal Advisor. All singers will be accompanied and directed by the
international Pianist, John Peace, a former member of the Liverpool Chamber
Music Group in the 1980's. John has performed in a variety of Liverpool
venues such as the Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool Cathedrals and Liverpool
The company was founded by the McAulay Family and Friends on 26 September
1996, with the mission of:- "bringing opera to all and all to opera at
affordable prices and in accessible venues" whilst educating and
entertaining the public and giving singers a platform to express their art
and demonstrate their voices. Since that time, Una Voce Opera Company has
produced 8 fully staged Operas and one musical play, featuring professional
principals, semi professional singers and the Una Voce Chorus. This
production will feature classical favourites as well as young and fresh
talent so don't miss this special evening of opera. For further information,
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