Agrippina – Iford

So pleased to return to Iford again this summer to play the evil Nerone in Handel’s Agrippina with Christopher Bucknall at the helm and Bruno Ravella directing. An amazing team of singers, musicians and creatives – can’t wait!

Iford Arts

Betrayal – I Fagiolini

So excited to join an extraordinary team of singers and dancers for I Fagiolini’s latest project, staging music by Gesualdo for the Barbican, the Salisbury Festival and in Cambridge, directed by John La Bouchardière who devised the project with the creative genius Robert Hollingworth as musical director. The story is top secret, but if music rehearsals are anything to go by, it’s going to be a fantastic show. London shows are almost sold out so book fast! Details below


London English Song Festival

Thrilled to be performing with William Vann in a recital of Vaughan Williams at 7.30pm on 9th Tuesday at St George’s Hanover Square. Do join us for an evening of beautiful music!

London English Song Festival

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Handel Festival – Arcadian Dream

Last week I was delighted to jump-in for the Handel Festival to join the wonderful Laurence Cummings, Susanna Fairbairn, Maria Valdmaa, Timothy Nelson, Andrew Skidmore and Elizabeth Kenny for a sublime evening of Handel’s most extraordinary cantatas for The Arcadian Dream. A beautiful evening of music-making with an amazing team, thank you!

The premiere of David Wallace’s opera Lucy (Dancing in the Dark) – 10th October

I’m delighted to be joining a wonderful team of singers and musicians, performing the title role in the premiere of David Wallace’s wonderful new opera, Lucy (Dancing in the Dark). It’s a love story set in rural Ireland with music of sublime beauty and devastating power. The evening will begin with songs by Schubert and arias by Mozart, including Parto, parto from La Clemenza di Tito and Schubert’s Shepherd on the Rock, with the one act opera in the second half. It should be a great evening so please join us if you can.

Friday 10th October, 7.30pm and St Paul’s Church, Rectory Grove, Clapham

Tickets are just £12 (£9 concessions) and are available through Clapham Chamber Concerts and you can find more information on David and his music on his website.



Oxford Lieder Recital – Schubert

Very excited about our Oxford Lieder Recital on 15th October. Maciek O’Shea, Sholto Kynoch and I will be performing some of Schubert’s gems, all song settings of poetry written by his friends. Our preview concert at the Forge in Camden was a great success, so please come and enjoy these wonderful songs.

Magical Monday offer – if you book today, all lunchtime concerts are just £10, including not only ours, but performances by Kate Royal and Malcolm Martineau, to name but a few.



Recording of Daniel Purcell’s Judgement of Paris

This September, I’ll join Julian Perkins and Spiritato for a recording of this little known work by Henry Purcell’s younger brother Daniel. Written in 1701, it was one of the first operas to be performed in London and thanks to a new edition by William Russell we are able to bring this forgotten masterpiece back to life. The music is glorious and we hope this work will shed new light on an exciting and inventive composer working at a time of great musical and social change. For more details check the Spiritato and Resonus Classics websites

Oxford Lieder Festival recital with Elizabeth Burgess – Update

We are delighted to announce that our Oxford Lieder Recital will be on Sunday 20th October at 5pm in the Holywell Music Room, Oxford. We’ll be performing Schumann’s beautiful Frauenliebe und leben as well as celebrating the work of Benjamin Britten with both the wonderful Charm of Lullabies and Cabaret Songs. Over the last few years, we have been working with students of composition at Oxford University and we will also be performing a selection of some of our favourite works by these young composers. More details about the rest of the festival and how to book tickets can be found on the Oxford Lieder Festival website www.oxfordlieder.co.uk

Holland Park debut in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Ciara will make her debut with Holland Park this summer as Tweedledum in Will Todd’s new work, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Should be a fantastic show with a great cast and with a 3pm start and tickets just £8, should make for a great summer’s afternoon! Call Holland Park box office on 0300 999 1000 to book tickets.

Ciara will make her Opera North debut in Monteverdi’s The Coronation of Poppea in 2014

In Autumn 2014, Ciara will sing the roles of Fortuna and Valetto in Monteverdi’s wonderful opera conducted by Laurence Cummings.

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