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Pierrot Lunaire

14 October 2017, 22:00


Concert

Late Night


This event will be broadcast from New College Ante Chapel


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Members of the dynamic and award-winning Shadwell Opera company perform Schoenberg's ground-breaking Pierrot Lunaire, one of the seminal works of the early twentieth century. This epic monodrama for solo voice and five instrumentalists is ideally suited to an evocative late-night performance in New College Ante-Chapel. Rising star soprano Alice Privett, recently hailed by the Guardian as 'ardent and powerful', performs the solo part. The ensemble is conducted by Finnegan Downie-Dear, a former Oxford Lieder Young Artist and increasingly acclaimed pianist and conductor, who has assisted on Thomas Adès's The Exterminating Angel in Salzburg and at the Royal Opera House.


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Shadwell Opera

Shadwell Opera

Shadwell Opera is one of the UK’s leading opera voices, performing in venues expected and unexpected since 2009. Working with some of the country’s most talented young singers and instrumentalists, we have received continuous critical acclaim for their work, and in so doing showcase the high quality the new generation of performers can achieve. We perform contemporary chamber opera in uncut orchestrations, often contextualising recent works within a wider European modernism. Recent projects have included fully-staged productio... Read Full Biography
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Finnegan Downie Dear

Finnegan Downie Dear

Conductor

Finnegan Downie Dear is a young conductor and pianist from London who balances a growing international career with his role as music director of Shadwell Opera. He is increasingly recognised as an ardent proponent of music of the 20th and 21st centuries, and has a particular interest in working with singers in opera and recital. This season he makes his debuts with Polish National Opera in Lublin (Korngold Die Tote Stadt) and Scottish Opera (Turnage Greek) as well as conducting a new production of Peter Maxwell Davies The Lighthouse with Sha... Read Full Biography
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Alice Privett

Alice Privett

Soprano

British soprano Alice Privett graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with the Concert Recital Diploma, and from the opera course at the Royal Academy of Music where she was a Sickle Foundation Scholar. Operatic experience includes Ginevra Ariodante (RAO), Carolina The Secret Marriage (British Youth Opera), Nerone L’Incoronazione di Poppea at the Aldeburgh Festival, Gretel (West Green Opera), Romilda Xerxes (Longborough Festival Opera), Giulietta I Capuletti e i Montecchi (Pop up Opera), Susanna Le Nozze di Figaro (K... Read Full Biography

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