ST BRIDE’S Church hosts An Evening of Opera this month.
The historic Percy Street church will be alive with duets and arias from some of the world’s best-loved operas during the fundraising event on Friday 24 November 2017. This is change of date for the event, which was originally due to take place in October.
Proceeds from the evening, which stars internationally-acclaimed classical tenor Roy Weissensteiner and a number of special guests, will go towards the upkeep of the beautiful Georgian place of worship.
An Evening of Opera is the brainchild of Liverpool-based West End singing star Emma Dears, and is the third music filled fundraising event staged at St Bride’s in recent months as part of the Save Our St Bride’s campaign (#SOStBrides).
In June, Emma and fellow singer Craig Price performed in the popular A Night at the Musicals, and that was followed in July by a colourful ChoirFest and Summer Fair. Together the two events have raised several thousand pounds.
Roy Weissensteiner is a graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. He has performed with companies including Opera Australia, Hamburg Kammeroper, and Australian Three Tenors. He has also appeared in The Phantom of The Opera, and has been a guest artist on some of the world’s most famous stages including the Paris Opera. He is currently the Artistic Director of North West-based company Absolute Opera.
Joining Roy will be international opera singer Rachel Harland and her husband Hein Boterberg. Rachel has toured the US, Canada, Australia and Europe, and Hein is an international concert pianist with Brussels’ Royal Opera La Monnaie.
Liverpool-based singer Emma, who launched the Save Our St Bride’s campaign, said: “Roy was a guest singer at A Night at the Musicals, and people were blown away by him. He’s just superb. And a lot of those people are coming back for An Evening of Opera. Rachael Harland and her husband have just moved here from Belgium and they are both international performers.
“There will be music from different operas and, although I’m not an opera singer, I will be performing some songs which have a classical feel, such as You’ll Never Walk Alone. It should be a brilliant night.”
#SOStBrides is supported by: Bill Elms Associates Ltd and Onsong Productions.
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