Fresh from playing Oberto in Alcina at Glyndebourne, our Rising Star Rowan Pierce talks to Netty about formative influences, preparing for roles and unusual jobs.

Rowan Pierce was one of OAE’s first intake of Rising Stars. She is indeed stellar, and very much in demand, both on the concert platform and as an opera singer. Here she talks about her musical family beginnings in Saltburn-by-the-Sea, and how her background, including amateur dramatics, shaped her approach to the profession.

Tea with Netty is the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s podcast hosted by viola player Annette Isserlis (Netty). Over a cuppa (or something a little stronger…), Netty chats with a variety of conductors, players and other guests as she ‘spills the tea’ on the side of classical music you don’t normally hear.

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