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Pierrot Lunaire

14 October 2017, 22:00


Late Night

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New College Ante Chapel

Holywell St
Oxford OX1 3BN

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 young opera voices. Since its inception in 2009, the company has brought opera productions to wide-ranging and diverse audiences throughout the country; from the intimacy of sell-out runs in Rosslyn Chapel as part of the Edinburgh Festival, through chamber opera in London’s West End, to its partnership with Channel 4’s Random Acts which shared two short opera films with 400,000 people nationwide. Throughout this period, Shadwell Opera has garnered regular accolades, including an RBS... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Finnegan Downie Dear

Artist Portrait

Alice Privett

Alice Privett


British born soprano Alice Privett has performed with professional opera companies from a young age, singing roles such as the page boy Rigoletto (Bermuda Festival Opera) and Second boy Magic Flute (Longborough Festival Opera). After studying singing at Chetham's School of Music for sixth form, she studied for her undergraduate degree at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and graduated in with a First Class Honours degree and the Concert Recital Diploma. Alice graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in after completing the MA (as... Read Full Biography

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