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Berlioz’s Romeo & Juliet: Curtain call pics

Thu 12 Apr 2012

Soloists take their bows

Still eeking out the pictures from our Romeo & Juliet project! Here’s a selection from the performance at the Royal Festival Hall. We don’t often photograph our concerts and rehearsals but this was such an unusual and important projct for us we really thought we should. It’ll be a long while before we play this piece again!

Pictures by Matt Wreford.

 

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Patricia Bardon steps in for Sonia Ganassi

Thu 16 Feb 2012

Due to ill-health Sonia Ganassi has unfortunately had to withdraw from forthcoming performances of Romeo & Juliet.

However we are very pleased that Patricia Bardon has agreed to step in at very short notice, having previously performed the role at the Edinburgh Festival in 2010. Patricia’s biography is below:

Patricia Bardon’s current season includes Erda in Robert Lepage’s new production of Das Rheingold and Siegfried at the Metropolitan Opera (under Fabio Luisi); Tippett’s A Child of our Time with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg (under Carlo Rizzi); a return to the Liceu for Martin y Soler’s Il burbero di buon cuore (under Jordi Savall); Handel’s Theodora with Le Concert Spirituel and her debut at the Sante Fe Festival as Calbo in Rossini’s Maometto II.

Dublin-born Patricia Bardon studied with Dr Veronica Dunne at the city’s College of Music and came to early prominence as the youngest ever prize-winner in the Cardiff Singer of the World Competition.  She is established internationally in opera and concert, having worked with many of today’s pre-eminent conductors including Claudio Abbado, William Christie, Christoph Eschenbach, Bernard Haitink, René Jacobs, James Levine, Zubin Mehta, Antonio Pappano and Carlo Rizzi.

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