Wednesday, 27 October 2010


Kanye West   Runaway
An opera

Saturday, 16 October 2010

in profile ... Aoife Miskelly

Aoife Miskelly Soprano London

Aoife is a first year Opera School student at the Royal Academy of Music. She is currently in rehearsal for Cosi fan Tutte singing the role of Despina. Other forthcoming performances will include Bach's Magnificat and Christmas Oratorio, the Monteverdi Vespers, the Stravinsky Mass 17, Mozart's Coronation Mass and Regina Caeli, Handel's Messiah with Laurence Cummings, Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle, a lunchtime recital at the Colston Hall Bristol, and a Wigmore Hall recital with the Royal Academy Song Circle.
Next year, Aoife will create the role of Sophie in the world premier of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies' opera Komilitonen! (Young Blood!).

Art is Style because .... it addresses all of us. In so many ways.

Friday, 15 October 2010

A 1st Birthday and the Wieskirch Canvas

I am happy to say that is one year old!
Here is a big thank you to everyone out there. You have all been so supportive and its been a real treat all along. It was extraordinary to receive so much feedback from all across the globe.

Art is Style! What we do now as classically trained artists has become more important than ever. It has become accessible to audiences across the board. We have broken all kinds of boundaries, we are free to experiment, free to produce and create.
This is a great time. Music and Opera are like living paintings. They allow us to see the past and create a new future. And we can all be part! We are free to listen, to watch, to mingle, to decide, to judge, to criticise, to indulge and to be inspired. We are the Art, we are the Opera.

I celebrated on the weekend. Together with fine young musicians we performed in one of Europe's most beautiful Baroque Churches, the 'Wieskirche' near Munich. The programme included Bach and Handel and finished with Handel's 'Why do the Nations' from the Messiah. There is nothing quite like making Baroque music within a true Baroque setting. It's like performing within one of these ancient canvases. And when we step out, we have created a new part to our world.

Friends, this is our time!

(picture source (Pic.1): Parkhotel Bayersoien am See)

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Diary ... Munich and Kirill

Diary: Wednesday 6th - Flight Munich; Thursday 7th Munich; Friday 8th Augsburg - Rehearsals; Wieskirch - Concert; Saturday 9th Bad Bayersoien - Rehearsal/Concert; Sunday 10th - London ...

Notes: The Munich State Opera have just announced Kirill Petrenko as new General Music Director. Great to see so many young new faces! The current schedule includes Il Barbiere di Seviglia and Medea in Corinto featuring Alastair Miles, who popped straight over to Munich following the final night of Niobe at the Royal Opera House on Sunday.
Also, Schliengensief's final project opera premiered in Berlin under Daniel Barenboim: 'Metanoia', featuring Annette Dasch. And Kristina Opolais is now tweeting for the Munich State Opera on the coming production of Rusalka . This is one to follow. "!/bay_staatsoper"
Right, off to work on Music in trains, planes and airports ...

Monday, 4 October 2010


Anna as Adina in L'elisir d'amore by Donizetti

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Saturday, 2 October 2010

RAM Scenes: Warm Ups

Madame Butterfly

Royal Academy Opera Scenes: Belinda Williams as Suzuki