Skip to main content

Events > 2018

The Pale of Settlement: Alison Rose, Gareth Brynmor John, Florent Mourier

15 October 2018, 17:30

Presented in association with the National Opera Studio, with the generous support of the Nicholas John Trust.

Between 1791 and 1917 there existed in eastern Poland and western Russia a vast area known as the Pale of Settlement, created by Catherine the Great in an attempt to squeeze Jews out of her Empire. While financial poverty dominated, musical life was maintained and even blossomed. This concert, given by artists of the National Opera Studio, will shine a light on this little-known yet rich heritage of Yiddish art song.


Artist Portrait

Alison Rose

Alison Rose


Alison Rose is the winner of the 2015 Maggie Teyte Prize and a 2017 Leonard Ingrams Award. She is a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio, and is an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music. Operatic roles include; Papagena, Die Zauberflöte (Glyndebourne Festival Opera); Barbarina, Le nozze di Figaro (Garsington Festival Opera & English National Opera); Governess,The Turn of the Screw (Bury Court Opera); Vixen, The Cunning Little Vixen (Grimeborn Festival / Arcola Theatre); Lady in Wait... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Gareth Brynmor John

Gareth Brynmor John


Winner of the Kathleen Ferrier Award, baritone Gareth Brynmor John studied Geography at St John’s College, Cambridge, and The Royal Academy of Music. In his final year, he won the Royal Academy of Music Patrons’ Award, was awarded the Silver Medal by the Worshipful Company of Musicians, and an Independent Opera Postgraduate Voice Fellowship. He is now studying at the National Opera Studio where he is supported by the Royal Opera House, Richard Carne Trust, and Chris Ball. For English Touring Opera, he sang Edoardo in Doni... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Florent Mourier

Florent Mourier


French pianist Florent Mourier is a recitalist, collaborative pianist and vocal coach. He graduated from the Artist Masters’ course in solo performance, vocal accompaniment and chamber music at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and went on to be a 2017/18 Young Artist Répétiteur at the National Opera Studio. Florent is an active performer who regularly gives recitals in the UK, France and the Netherlands. He has played at the Wigmore Hall, the Barbican Hall, Milton Court, St John’s Smith’s Square in L... Read Full Biography

Have you also considered...

The Most Musical Nation

15 Oct 2018 15:00

She'Koyokh Quintet

12 Oct 2018 17:00

This event is part of a series:

The Grand Tour – A European Journey in Song

The 17th Oxford Lieder Festival will celebrate a rich tapestry of music, words and performance in European song. Our Grand Tour of song will showcase the pinnacles of the repertoire while exploring wider cultural and geographical influences. International stars, prize-winning young artists and a wide range of concerts and other related events will take us on this beguiling journey. View the ...

Mailing List